About Gritstone Publishing Coop

Britain has a new publishing company, Gritstone Publishing, the first to be established as an author-run co-operative.

Gritstone specialises in publishing non-fiction and fiction titles relating to the landscape and the countryside. Its five members (four founder members and one newer member) are all experienced outdoor writers and journalists who have decided that, by establishing Gritstone as a fully mutual co-operative, they will be able to exercise more control over the way that their work is published.

Adan Sedgwick, Geologist and Dalesman Front Cover imageThe latest book published under the Gritstone imprint is Colin Speakman’s classic biography of Adam Sedgwick.

Just released! Out of print and much sought after for over 30 years, Colin Speakman’s classic biography Adam Sedgwick: Geologist and Dalesman has been reissued in a limited edition with a new introduction and some new illustrations,  jointly by Gritstone and the Yorkshire Geological Society.

This handsome book will appeal to lovers of the Yorkshire Dales and history of science alike. It tells the graphic story of how a boy from humble origins in remote Dentdale could become one of the world’s greatest field geologists, inspiring teacher and eventual controversial opponent of Charles Darwin, friend of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, yet passionate champion of the Yorkshire Dales.

Now available in a handsome new softback edition – special signed copies, direct from Gritstone, post free for just £12.

Previous books published under the Gritstone imprint / authored by Gritstone members can be found in our Books page. The most recent include Andrew Bibby’s Back Roads through Middle England, Colin Speakman’s Yorkshire Wolds and Poets’ Walk books, Chiz Dakin’s Cycling in the Peak District, Chris Goddard’s The Cragg Vale Coiners’ Walk and Andrew McCloy’s Pennine Way: the People, the Path, the Journey