Books and Merchandise
The Society has an active publishing programme which includes the proceedings of its biennial Study Conferences and other works of original research, including memoirs and letters. The Conference talks are published under the general title of Beatrix Potter Studies and full details of each volume so far issued will be found in the List of Publications. In addition, the Society publishes other talks, and works of original research, often based on material in the Society’s possession. These, together with items of merchandise produced exclusively for the Society, are also included in the List.
Beatrix Potter: some friends and relations
This new publication in the Studies series records the talks given at the Fifteenth Beatrix Potter Society International Study Conference in Bowness-on-Windermere in July 2012.
Judy Taylor writes about Norman Warne, Beatrix’ inspirational editor and fiancé for a few weeks before his untimely death; Rowena Godfrey describes Beatrix’s cousin Edith Potter Gaddum, whose life was divided between Manchester and the Lake District; Libby Joy explores the backgrounds and dedicatees of the little books; Miranda Tisdale discusses how her great-grandfather’s correspondence with Beatrix developed from an initial question about maggots in his sheep to far wider issues; Karen Lightner investigates the friendship between Beatrix and her closest American correspondent, Marian Frazer Harris Perry; and John Cawood looks at Beatrix’s happy relationship with her husband, William Heelis.
128 pages – colour illustrations throughout. ISBN 978-1-869980-31-3
Price – £12 at meetings
Mail order prices – £14 UK, £20.50 overseas – including airmail post
Beatrix Potter’s Family and Friends
(Beatrix Potter Studies XI, the proceedings of the Conference held in 2004) would make an excellent companion to this volume.
Beatrix Potter and Scotland
This publication in the Studies series records the talks given at the Sixteenth Beatrix Potter Society International Conference in Birnam in June 2014
Rowena Godfrey sets the scene for the Potters’ Scottish holidays with ‘Visitors to Perthshire’; Emma Laws discusses ‘The art of Bertram Potter’, Beatrix’s beloved brother who lived in Scotland for many years; Kathy Cole takes an entertaining look at cats – sly, sporting, white and ‘in boots’; Linda Lear explores the 1892 Birnam holiday and its influence on Beatrix; Phillip Price describes the Scottish Borders, and the Potters’ holiday at Lennel in 1894; and George Wallace investigates the many ways that Potter is known and perceived in Japan.
128 pages – colour illustrations throughout. ISBN 978-1-869980-30-6
Price – £12 at meetings
Mail order prices £13.75 UK, £19.75 overseas – incl. airmail post
The Society bag
The Society’s jute bag is proving very popular. The bags are made in India by companies with high social and ethical responsibility. They are lined with food grade lamination and printed on both sides with non-toxic water based inks
The Society’s greetings cards are blank inside and are sold in packs of five with envelopes. All the cards measure 6 x 4 inches (15.25 x 10.25 cms). Most reproduce images owned by the Society or by Members of the Society. All the card packs currently available are illustrated below and on the Shop pages of this website. Details of the images, together with any acknowledgements, are printed on the back of each card.
Price per pack: £4 at meetings, £5 UK mail order, £6.50 overseas – incl. airmail post
A NEW CARD FOR 2016
‘Mice Dancing: A very happy Christmas to you’
One of Beatrix Potter’s 1890 greetings card designs for Hildesheimer & Faulkner
Cards measure 16 x 11.5 cm (6 x 4 ¼ inches) and are printed on Woodland Carbon accredited stock.
They are blank inside and sold in packs of five with envelopes to fit.
Price per pack – £4 at meetings
Mail order prices – £5 UK, £6.50 overseas – including airmail post,
Special mail order offer: any 3 packs: £13 UK, £16.50 overseas any 5 packs: £21 UK, £27 overseas
Click here for the Card Flyer
Other Card Packs Currently in Stock
A number of other designs are available only as single cards, with envelopes, at meetings (see images below).
A list of some of the more important books produced by other publishers on various aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work appears on the Books about Beatrix Potter page of this website.
Please allow fourteen days or so for delivery of your order, whether ordering online or by post