About Us

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The Cornovia Press was founded in 2006 by Chris Bond, formerly of the Royal Institution of Cornwall and Cornwall Record Office, and specialises in publishing material related to the local history and culture of Cornwall, as well as fiction and non-fiction by Cornish writers, or those based in Cornwall. The imprint was originally set up in order to publish Chris Bond's vast historical place name index of Cornwall, but soon diversified into making available original material by some of Cornwall's top authors, anthologies, monographs and reprints or new editions of rare and obscure titles previously only available to a select few, or at specialist research libraries. It was hoped that by making the works available for everyone, then the original works would suffer less wear and tear.

The vast majority of our books are sold online, but for retailers interested in stocking our titles then these can be ordered from Gardners and Bertrams in the UK and Ingram in the US and rest of the world. We are happy to supply copies at cost to libraries and educational establishments, and we have, for many years, maintained a good working relationship with many of these.

Our books are held by the six main copyright libraries as well as the Cornwall Library Service, the Courtney Library of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Cornish Studies Library and the Cornwall Record Office and have also been purchased by some of the most eminent authors and researchers in the field. Our complete range of current titles can be ordered from almost all bookshops and from all reputable online retailers. Check individual titles for full details. If you would like to pay by cheque or postal order please contact us so that we can send you details of how to pay.

Authors wishing to submit new and unpublished materials for our consideration are requested to contact us.


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ISBN prefixes:

978-1-908878
978-0-9522064