Welcome to Tiger of the Stripe

    Tiger of the Stripe is a small, independent book publisher based in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames in southwest London. Richmond is an attractive and historically-interesting town. It was known as Sheen (Scēon in Old English) until Henry VII built a new palace here in about 1500 and renamed the town after Richmond in Yorkshire. In turn, it gave its name to Richmond, Virginia.

    We are fortunate to have both Richmond Park and the world-famous Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, on our doorstep.

    Hampton Court Palace is also close. We are less fortunate to be near to Heathrow Airport. The Richmond Society, HACAN, Richmond Heathrow Campaign and others are actively campaigning to prevent the building of a third runway there.

    Buying from Amazon

    We love traditional bookshops and we hope that as many people as possible will buy our books through them. However, the plain fact is that we sell more through Amazon than we do through bookshops, our profits are larger on copies through Amazon and, quite frankly, we wouldn't survive without Amazon sales.

    You will find many links to buy our books from Amazon on these pages. In most cases, you should find that these take you to your nearest Amazon store. If they don’t, please let us know by using our contact form and we’ll try to help. You may also be able to find books by typing their ISBNs into Amazon and other websites.

    We should also mention that, if you order using our links to Amazon or the iBookstore, we receive a minuscule affiliate payment as well as our share of the sale price.

    Coming Soon

    Kennedy’s New Latin Primer

    2nd edition

    Thoroughly improved, corrected and reset, this second edition of Kennedy’s New Latin Primer from Tiger of the Stripe is almost ready but we shall hold it over until January 2019. As last time, there will be separate US and UK editions, although both editions will be available on both sides of the Atlantic.


    This long-awaited sequel to Bibliomania is a new illustrated and annotated edition following the Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin’s 1831 visit to booksellers in London, Windsor, Reading and Oxford which will enchant and entertain all those of a bibliomaniacal bent.