Pavilion Books buys Pitkin

Pavilion Books has acquired heritage and illustrated guidebook publisher Pitkin.

Pitkin has been at the forefront of heritage publishing for over seventy years. The founder, Mr Pitkin, was a post-war entrepreneur devoted to publishing highly illustrated souvenir guidebooks that commemorated special people and events in British history. One of the earliest souvenirs was for Princess Elizabeth’s wedding day in 1947, and subsequent publications documented other memorable royal occasions. As Pitkin grew, subjects widened to include cathedrals, stately homes, museums, and intriguing sites like 10 Downing Street.

The team at Pitkin have stayed true to Mr Pitkin’s legacy, publishing souvenir guides that include lavish illustrations and an informative and accessible text.  The acquisition of Pitkin, to become an imprint of Pavilion, will complement Pavilion’s existing heritage programme and we are delighted to welcome the Pitkin staff and books to the company.

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Photo L-R: Polly Powell of Pavilion and Susan Swalwell of Pitkin

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