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Pavilion Books

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Pavilion Books Holdings Ltd is an English publishing company based in London.

Pavilion Books
PredecessorChrysalis Books Group
Headquarters locationLondon
DistributionHarperCollins (UK, Australia)
Independent Publishers Group (US: most titles)
Sterling Publishing (US: Batsford, Collins & Brown)
Pansing (Singapore)
Jonathan Ball Publishers (South Africa)
Bloomsbury Publishing (India)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Owner(s)Polly Powell

It specialises in illustrated books and digital content.


The company traces its history as an independent publisher to 2005 when Chrysalis Books Group was acquired as a management buy-out by Robin Wood, Polly Powell and David Proffit from the Chrysalis Group. Chrysalis Books Group took the name Anova Books to avoid confusion with its former holding company, Chrysalis Group. In 2014 Anova Books was renamed Pavilion Books. It has since acquired and created several other imprints, such as Pitkin Press in 2016. The company's sole owner and publisher is Polly Powell. The Managing Director is David Graham. Directors are Polly Powell, David Graham, Vaughan Grylls, Zana Hanks, Ed Hoare and Helen Lewis.


Current imprints include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Catalogues". Pavilion Books. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  2. ^ Rose, Jonathan. "Batsford, Bradley Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38976.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "Then and Now Books"
  4. ^ Then and Now Series, Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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