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, including novels, poetry, biographies, anthologies, reference books and monographs. We also publish 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 these works available for everyone, then the original works might suffer less wear and tear.

The vast majority of our books are sold online and are primarily and most readily available on Amazon.

Our books are held by The British Library, The National Library of Wales, The National Library of Scotland, The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, Cambridge University Library and The Library of Trinity College Dublin at the University of Dublin. Most are also held by the Cornwall Library Service, the Courtney Library of the Royal Institution of Cornwall and the Kresen Kernow, and have also been purchased by some of the most eminent authors and researchers in the field. Our range of current titles can be ordered from most bookshops and from reputable online retailers. Check individual titles for full details. If you would like to discuss bulk orders, or you wish to purchase our books on behalf of a library service or non-profit organisation, please contact us about ordering.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept new submissions at the present time, but are expecting to do so again at some point in the future.


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ISBN prefixes:

978-1-908878
978-0-9522064