Short, but beautiful & lavishly illustrated
books - filled with knowledge on the
Wooden Books was founded in 1999 by
designer John Martineau near Hay-on-Wye.
The aim was to produce a beautiful series of
recycled books based on the philosophies,
arts and sciences. Using the Beatrix Potter
formula of text facing picture pages, and
old-styles fonts, along with hand-drawn
illustrations and 19th century engravings,
the books were designed not to date.
Small but stuffed with information. Eco
friendly and educational. Big ideas in a tiny
space. There are over 1,000,000 Wooden
Books now in print worldwide and growing.