Art books of the highest quality to enhance and enrich the exhibitions and collections of the National Galleries of Scotland

The publishing house of the National Galleries of Scotland publishes a wide range of high-quality titles on the visual arts, combining rigorous research, lavish illustration and engaging writing.

As well as publishing books that provide access to Scotland’s national collection and exhibition books that accompany a range of exhibitions, we publish a number of titles on different aspects of art.

Our art books are designed to delight those who are unable to come to the Galleries in person and to enhance and provide deeper information for those who are able to visit.

There is something for everyone, including those seeking a deeper understanding of art history. Whatever the topic, all of our books are underpinned by careful and scholarly research.

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland.

New and upcoming books

Contact us to learn more about our new & upcoming books

Book sale

Don't miss our book sale! Many titles with 20-40% off, and up to 70% on selected books, available online.

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Featured books

A selection of our recently released books

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The National Galleries of Scotland have been publishing books for over 100 years. Visit our online shop to see all our titles that are available.

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Trade & Press

Catalogue and backlist

Our latest catalogue includes upcoming, new and popular books, National Galleries of Scotland gallery guides and a selected backlist.

Our publications encompass new academic research; fresh perspectives on well-known and loved art; books aimed at introducing those outside Scotland to our national collection, and the Scottish public to artworks from home and abroad; children’s titles; lectures; full catalogues and bite-sized introductions. Most of our titles are highly illustrated and we are dedicated to ensuring the finest production values.

Please note that some information in our catalogue may have changed due to current COVID - 19 events. Contact us directly for any updates.

Download our latest catalogue


About the Team

We are a small, busy team of publishing professionals seeking to provide art books of the very highest quality that enhance and enrich the exhibitions and collections of the National Galleries of Scotland.

We work closely with our colleagues across the Galleries, as well as with booksellers and the Scottish and global publishing community.

Our day-to-day lives involve developing concepts and ideas for books; nurturing the work of our authors in developing text and image content; copyright clearance for books; editing; proof-reading; colour-management; managing design, typesetting, printing, warehousing, distribution, book marketing, stock control and reprints.

The team can be contacted directly and we are always pleased to hear from you.

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland

Author submissions

If you would like to submit a proposal for a possible National Galleries of Scotland book, our submission guidelines explain how to do this.

Download authors' submissions guidelines


National Galleries of Scotland Publishing
+44 (0)131 624 6269
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