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. We publish books on a wide range of subjects: history, languages, palaeography, music, bibliophilia, food, fiction, etc.

    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, many local councils and others are actively campaigning to prevent the building of a third runway there. Since the Government has recently warned that getting less than seven hours sleep a night endangers one’s health, it is hard to see how it can even excuse the present regime which sees planes flying until about 11 p.m. and starting at about 4.30 a.m., let alone encourage an expansion of the airport.

    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.

    Sadly, we have sold so few copies through our Amazon links recently that Amazon has removed our ability to use OneLink to connect to their sites except UK and US ones. We will add separate products links to the Amazon various sites shortly. In the meantime, you should be able to find our books on Amazon sites by going to the appropriate Amazon site and typing the ISBN number into the search field. If you still have a problem, please get in touch with us using the contact form.

    We should also mention that, if you order using our links to Amazon or the iBookstore, we receive a very modest affiliate payment.

    Just Published

    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’s language imprint, Tiger Xenophon, was published on 17 July 2019. As last time, there are separate US and UK editions, although both editions are available on both sides of the Atlantic.

    For more information on Kennedy’s New Latin Primer 2nd edn, go to the Tiger Xenophon website.

    Coming in 2020

    Bibliophobia: frontispiece and title page


    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, Eton, Windsor, Reading and Oxford which will enchant and entertain all those of a bibliomaniacal bent.

    The text is quite short but there will be notes and an introduction, plus many illustrations, including some in colour.

    The cover and internal images here are roughs. They may not exactly reflect the final appearance of the book.