Spring / Summer 2019 catalogue out now

We are delighted to present our Spring / Summer 2019 new titles catalogue, featuring all our new books for the coming season.

You can view and download a PDF version of the catalogue here, or email us at marketing@reaktionbooks.co.uk to receive a printed copy.

An independent publisher of innovative non-fiction since 1985, Reaktion now produces around 90 new titles each year, and has nearly 1000 titles in print.

This spring, our exciting new programme covers a diverse array of subjects, from art, history and philosophy to music, nature and popular science. It also includes new additions to our popular series of books.


Here's our quick guide to some of the highlights.

Leading our new titles is Cosmos by Roberta J. M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff, a stunning illustrated exploration of the art and science of the universe.

For art and food lovers, we have Carolyn Tillie’s Feast for the Eyes – a delightful and fascinating A to Z of edible art. And for rock music mavens we have, by Seth Bovey, the first comprehensive history of garage rock: Five Years Ahead of My Time.



We are pleased to publish in paperback some of our best books of recent years: Claire Preston’s superbly entertaining and informative Bee, Kasia Boddy’s excellent Boxing: A Cultural History and Elizabeth Semmelhack’s Shoes: The Meaning of Style, described by Manolo Blahnik as ‘an absolute must’.




Finally, to commemorate the quincentenary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we are publishing two original and illuminating books: Joost Keizer’s Leonardo’s Paradox: Word and Image in the Making of Renaissance Culture and, in our popular Renaissance Lives series, François Quiviger’s Leonardo da Vinci: Self, Art and Nature.



We trust that you will enjoy these books, and many more, in one of our most varied and stimulating programmes to date.