IWM publish a large range of books linked to our exhibitions and archives. These books are published in-house under the IWM imprint, as well as in partnership with other publishers.

We have produced a diverse selection of titles to commemorate the landmark centenary of the First World War. IWM imprint books include introductions to our outstanding art and posters collections, an anthology of poems from the front, an A-Z guide, and a book to accompany the spectacular new First World War Galleries at IWM London. We are looking ahead to Second World War anniversaries in 2015 including 70 years since VE Day and 75 years since Dunkirk, the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. If you are a publisher looking to work with us please get in touch.

IWM titles now available:

Art from the First World War

Posters of the First World War

First World War Poems from the Front

The First World War A-Z

Our books are available to buy via the IWM Shop and most retailers.

Download our leaflet to find out more about some of our books.

Trade Sales and Distribution:

IWM books sell internationally through our distributors. In the UK and Europe our sales and distribution is managed by Unicorn Press and in the USA by University of Chicago Press.

Please contact:

Unicorn Press
Simon Perks

University of Chicago Press


If you would like to submit a book proposal or simply get some advice, please email a brief outline and some sample material to


Brand Licensing

IWM’s unique collections, made up of the everyday and the exceptional, help to tell the stories of people’s spirit, resilience, creativity, and innovation in the face of adversity.

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, and IWM has been working on a range of licensed products inspired by this anniversary. Projects include a landmark series of commemorative stamps with the Royal Mail, each year from 2014 to 2018; a range of food gift products from Kimm and Miller; and men’s toiletries from SLG Beauty for Christmas 2015 at Marks and Spencer.

But it’s not all about the First World War Centenary. 2015 sees 70 years since the end of the Second World War and 75 years since Dunkirk, the Blitz and the Battle of Britain. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss opportunities around any of these anniversaries and beyond.

To find out more about how our collections inspire contemporary, relevant and commercial ideas and how unique access, curatorial expertise and historical accuracy can give authenticity to your products, please contact us.

Our current licensees include:

Adam Mathews


Caledonian Brewery

Cranham Publications


Flame Tree Publishing


Go Entertainment Group

Hayes & Finch

Hornby Hobbies

Kimm & Miller

King & Mcgaw

J Salmons Ltd


Only 4 U

Pomegranate Communications Inc

Portfolio Group


Realm and Empire

Royal Mail

Royal Mint

SLG Beauty (for Marks and Spencer)

Sophisticated Games

Star Editions

Thomas Frederick