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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
50 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3DP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 5600
Fax: +44 (0)20 7631 5800
Registered No. 1984336

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Macmillan Distribution (MDL)
Brunel Road
RG21 6XT
Tel: 01256 302699
Fax: 01256 812521 / 812558

Credit control: Mr Danny Dicker
Customer service: Mrs Carole Trott
Return Policy:
Books can only be returned with prior permission.
Conditions: When requesting permission to return a product, please always state the invoice number and date. And the customer number.
Date of Return:Invoice dates 3-18 months prior to claim.
Authorization: Returns must always be accompanied by a copy of the invoice and a returns authorization number. The returned product must also be in a resalable condition.
No value restriction.
POD titles non-returnable (firm sale)
Return Address:
Macmillan Distribution
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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.  is a leading independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury’s Academic & Professional division publishes around 1,400 new titles a year.

Acquisitions of Continuum in 2011 and of Hart Publishing in 2013 have added to a prestigious portfolio which includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, The Arden Shakespeare and T&T Clark.

Key Subjects: Anthropology, Art and Visual Culture, Biblical Studies and Theology, Classical Studies, Drama, Education, Fashion and Design, Law, and Media Studies, Philosophy

The Academic & Professional division has received numerous awards:

  • The Bookseller Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year 2014 and 2013
  • Independent Publishers Guild Awards: Independent Publisher of the Year 2013; Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year 2013; shortlisted 2014

Bloomsbury Imprints

Bloomsbury Professional:
Fairchild Books:

Bloomsbury - Digital Products

Online Resources & Ebooks

Bloomsbury is committed to providing its customers with content in a variety of digital formats, including eBooks, eBook collections, online libraries and apps.

Electronic books:
2.Pick and choose
Platform fee
no fees
DRM restrictions
no restrictions
Access via IP number
Unlimited simultaneous users
Sales model:
One time purchase
One year subscription
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New 2016 collections now live! Each collection includes live titles published from early 2016 with the estimated title count to be completed at the of this year.

Purchase now to receive the latest content as it becomes live.

Delivers instant access to quality research and provides libraries with a flexible way to build ebook collections across the humanities and social sciences. Launching with 1500+ titles in spring 2014, the platform features content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy of scholarship from The Arden Shakespeare, Berg, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum, and T&T Clark.Libraries can order all collections, or a combination of collections to suit. Options are flexible to help librarians complete their collections by subject, publication date, or series. Contact us today to arrange a trial, price quote, or find out more.

Collections are available by subject, publication date, or series. Browse the full list of collection or download a title list.
Special Collections
The prestigious Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, The Churchill Collection and the International Critical Commentary
Landmark Texts Collections
Online versions of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections print sets. Covering Japanese History, Biblical Studies, History (British, European, Latin American and history of science and technology), Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Philosophy and Shakespeare Studies, this historic content is reissued from extensive bodies of work from imprints such as Athlone Press, Pinter, T&T Clark, Burns & Oates, Cassell Academic, and Continuum

Bloomsbury digital portfolio includes:

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The BergFashionLibrary
The authority on world dress

TheBerg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion,online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. For a full list of content click here.

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The Churchill Archive: 800K documents online for the 1st time, creating a digital library of modern international history

2,700 boxes of letters, telegrams, documents and photographs at the Churchill Archives Centre? in Cambridge, UK ,digitized for the first time

The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history including more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965.

The Archive also includes unique teaching aids for higher education, including original extended essays designed around course modules and ‘Focus on...’ overviews of key topics that link to rich selections of documents from the Archive.

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Drama Online: 1000+ plays and 100+ scholarly works accompanied by play tools, character grids, production stills and more

Products Included:

  • Collection 1 –1,300 playtexts, Context and Criticism, Theatre Craft features.
  • LA Theatre Works – 300 plays performed for audio by renowned Hollywood actors.? Check the site itself
  • Nick Hern Books – 350 modern plays one of the best-known UK play publishers.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe - a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through performance and education.Launching with 20 plays plus Dr Faustus, it includes performances by Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and others.
  • Stage on Screen – professionally staged classic plays that all appear in UK & International syllabi – Volpone?School for Scandal, Dr Faustus and The Duchess of Malfi.
  • Maxine Peake’s Hamlet - the film version of the ground-breaking and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
  • Patsy Rodenburg’s Acting Masterclass – a six-hour Shakespeare Masterclass by leading acting coach, Patsy Rodenburg.?

Bloomsbury journals portfolio includes:

Bloomsbury Journals: - formerly Berg journals, a range of highly acclaimed and interdisciplinary journals, including the market leading Fashion Theory, the award winning Interiors and Textile, and the ALPSP highly recommended Art in Translation.

Hart Publishing (Legal) Journals - Hart Publishing’s aim is to publish good academic books and journals about law which will enhance the study and practice of law in all its aspects

Reference works

Bloomsbury Academic Collections

Bloomsbury Academic Collections reissues titles from the historic and extensive backlists of the Bloomsbury group, focusing mainly on the humanities and social sciences. These titles were originally published under imprints including Athlone Press, Pinter, T&T Clark, Sheffield Academic Press, Mowbray, Burns & Oates, Geoffrey Chapman, Cassell Academic, Mansell, Thoemmes, and Continuum.

Companions & Handbooks

Bloomsbury publish a wide selection of authoritative Companions and Handbooks, including the Bloomsbury Companionsseries, in a range of subjects including Theology, Biblical Studies, Classical Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Linguistics and many more.

Major Reference Works

Bloomsbury has a flourishing programme of reference publishing, including a range of major reference works. We publish encyclopedias, dictionaries and multi-volume reference sets across a number of disciplines, with particular strengths in the humanities.

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