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23 June 2021

Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year.

Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland. We're well known for our Kelpies range of Scottish children's books, which include Wee Kelpies board books, Kelpies World non-fiction and activity books, Picture Kelpies picture books for 3-6 year olds, Young Kelpies illustrated early readers, Kelpies novels for 9-12 year olds and KelpiesEdge novels with attitude for young teens.

Our children's collection also features board and picture books for 0-7 year olds (including international stories in translation and nostalgic classics from illustrators such as Elsa Beskow) and story books and anthologies for 6-10 year olds. We also publish a wide range of craft and activity books suitable for children and adults of all ages.

On the adult side Floris publishes an extensive list of non-fiction books, focusing on quality books which look at the world a little differently. Our books cover all aspects of holistic and alternative living, including Steiner-Waldorf education, biodynamics and organics, holistic health, philosophy of the natural world, mind body spirit, parenting and child development, philosophy of human life and religion & spirituality.

Submission details: Please see our website for guidelines on submissions. We do not accept submissions via email.


• Katy Lockwood-Holmes (Publisher & Chief Executive)
• Sally Polson; Eleanor Collins (Editorial Directors)
• Chani McBain (Commercial Director); Suzanne Kennedy (Sales & Marketing Director)
• Leah McDowell (Art & Production Director)
• Alison Brydon (Office Manager)

Address: Canal Court, 42 Craiglockhart Avenue, Edinburgh EH14 1LT
Tel: 0131 337 2372
Fax: 0131 347 9919

Distributor: BookSource, 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB; Tel: 0845 370 0067; Fax: 0845 370 0068; Email: (Also distributor for Lindisfarne Books, Waldorf Publications, Adonis Press, Living Arts Books, Myrin Institute, Steiner-Waldorf Education, Bell Pond Books, WECAN, Orion Magazine, Vegan Publishers and the Biodynamic Association.)


Publishing Scotland Company Development Project  Floris Books was one of the publishers that participated in the Publishing Scotland Company Development Project. For more information on Floris Books' involvement you can watch the Floris Case Study video. For a general overview, visit the Project page.