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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 the list 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 in 2017, now an imprint of Pavilion, complements Pavilion’s existing heritage publishing and we are delighted to welcome the staff and books to the company.


Pitkin titles will soon be available to view on this website, but in the meantime please enjoy browsing the latest catalogue.