Independent & Family-run

From our book-strewn desks in the Herefordshire countryside,
we craft powerful stories into beautiful books.

Orphans first began publishing over 140 years ago. Its founder, Victorian philanthropist Henry Stanley Newman, published tracts and tales of his expeditions around the world. But, by WW1, publishing had ceased.

Orphans has remained a family-run printing press and, in the last decades, has evolved into an innovative design and web agency. But, in 2015, book-lover and co-owner, Helen, decided it was time to revive our publishing heritage.

Our first books, printed on our very own presses, have received rave reviews - in the Guardian, Daily Mail, Huffington Post and BBC radio - and have been the feature of Waterstones window displays across London and Liverpool. Watch this space for our next adventure...