Details of books and other publications about Tristan da Cunha.

Welcome to the Tristan da Cunha Bookshop

Tristan has a rich heritage of publications and we feature here recent books and other publications in print. There is a good range to choose from depending on your interest and budget.

Tristan da Cunha Newsletters

If you intend to begin a real interest in the Tristan da Cunha islands a good place to start is to subscribe to the Tristan da Cunha Newsletter by becoming a member of the Tristan da Cunha Association. You will then be sent twice yearly newsletters. Back numbers are also available to members and non-members - see Newsletter Page for details of the style and content of recent newsletters and the Association Order Form for details of membership and ordering.

Publications available on Tristan da Cunha

The Tristan da Cunha Association provide copies of Newsletters and the Commemorative 500th Anniversary Publication to all island families and for sale to visitors, subject to availability. Small stocks of other works, especially Rockhopper Copper by Conrad Glass and the Short Guide to Tristan da Cunha by James Glass and Anne Green are also available on Tristan.

Miles Apart

Miles Apart, run by Tristan Association committee member Ian Mathieson, offers a large selection of new and second-hand books on Tristan da Cunha and other South Atlantic Islands. Following your first enquiry or order you will receive a catalogue listing all titles. Download the current catalogue and contact Miles Apart at Our bookshop contains latest prices for books (incl. Post & Packing to UK).

Annual Gathering Bookstall

Miles Apart run a bookstall at the Tristan Association Annual Gathering which enables members and visitors to browse titles and buy at cover price rates without additional postage costs. See Association Section for details of the next Annual Gathering.

Book Catalogue

Our Bookshop Catalogue contains titles published in chronological order and grouped on separate pages for easier downloading. We aim to add new titles as they are printed. Full reviews are always included in the latest Tristan da Cunha Newsletter, but we publish a short version for general interest.

See Books 2008-12 for fuller details

Titles published 2008 - 2012

Rockhopper Copper (2nd edition)
by Conrad Glass
Gizi Map of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha and the Tristanians (2nd edition)
by Daniel Schreier &
Karen Lavarello-Schreier
Mid Atlantic Village
by Jim Flint
Glimpsing Utopia: Tristan da Cunha 1937-38: A Norwegian’s Diary by Peter Munch
Translated and edited by Cathrine Munch Snyder
Rockhopper Penguins and Other Songs by the pupils of St Mary's School, Tristan da Cunha and Norfolk Music School, UK
edited by Tony Triggs
See Books 2006-7 for fuller details

Titles published 2006 - 2007

Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island
edited by Peter Ryan
Bradt Guide to St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Tristan section by Mike Hentley & Richard Grundy

The Quest for Peter Green: A Dutchman on Tristan da Cunha
by Sandra Kornet-van Duyvenboden
Tristan da Cunha 500th Anniversary Commemorative Publication
by Richard Grundy, Anne Green, Mike Hentley & Michael Swales
Memoirs: North, South, East and West
by Allan B Crawford
Fernão Lopes: a South Atlantic ‘Robinson Crusoe’
by Beau Rowlands

See Books 2003-5 for details

Titles published 2003 - 2005

Gough Island A Natural History
by Christine Hanel, Steven Chown & Kevin Gaston
Rockhopper Copper
by Conrad Glass
Island Days
by Roger Perry
Tristan da Cunha - Wartime Invasion
by Allan B Crawford
Tristan da Cunha: History, People, Language
by Daniel Schreier &
Karen Lavarello-Schreier
A Short Guide to Tristan da Cunha
by James Glass and Anne Green