• In the finest tradition...

    ……of the private press, for the benefit of children living with one of the most prevalent and deadliest pandemics worldwide

  • Books that make a difference

    15 million children under the age of 18 have lost parents to AIDS-related causes

  • Limited Editions

    By John le Carré, Nadine Gordimer, J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Thomas Keneally…


Welcome to Oak Tree Fine Press

Inspired by the private and fine press movements, Oak Tree Fine Press was founded in 2006 to create beautifully designed limited editions of great books to benefit children living with or affected by HIV/Aids in Africa. With initial support from Noble Laureate J M Coetzee, we have preserved the tradition of fine book production by pairing some of the world’s leading writers and artists to publish significant works of modern literary fiction. We create books that are works of art in themselves, some of which feature in the collections of the world’s finest libraries, including the Bodleian.

The Oak Tree Fine Press Library


Oak Tree Fine Press is a privately owned publishing company based in Hertfordshire, England. We specialize in exceptionally high-quality books featuring work by some of the world’s greatest authors and artists

Oxfam, Ridewrs for Health, TAC, Sugarbush Foundation, Nkosis HAven, Cecilys Fund and Kids Haven all benifit from raised funds


Primarily a volunteer organisation, all profits from the sale of our books go to children living with or affected by the HIV/AIDS global pandemic. Your support of this initiative has a direct impact on children all over the world.

Visit the online store


All books can be ordered through the online store. In addition to our publications, we sell modern first editions, both signed and unsigned. All proceeds go to children living with or affected by HIV/Aids.

Join our mailing list

Want to hear about the good work the Oak Tree Fine Press is doing or learn about new publications, why not join our mailing list?   You will only be contacted when there is something important to say, no one else will be provided with your details.  Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you.


These are some of the highlights of what we have published. To see all our books visit the online store.

Introducing the First Chapter Series

Booker Prize


The First Chapter Series is a contribution by ten authors of the first chapter of their Booker Prize-winning novels with specially commissioned artworks by some of our greatest living artists.
Signed by authors and artists.

Philip Pullman - À Outrance - Somerset Edition

Philip Pullman


This special edition illustrated letterpress is taken from A Outrance in Philip Pullman’s novel, Northern Lights, with a special introduction by the author.
Signed by the author

Open Book Series - Beloved - Toni Morrison - Nameplate

Toni Morrison


Open Book is a series presenting the work of the world’s foremost authors as book art in an exquisite concertina format. Each book is signed by the author.
Signed by the author

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre

John le Carré


Published in two formats, this limited edition publication showcases the unforgettable opening sequences from the book recently voted “The Greatest Spy Novel of All Time”.
Signed by the author

Margaret Atwood and Yoko Ono Shared Vision

Through the eyes of author and artist


Featuring the opening chapters from a Booker Prize-winning novel Shared Vision brings together the work of some of the world’s greatest contemporary authors and artists.
Signed by author and artist

Nobel lecture by Doris Lessing

Noble prize for literature


Printed letterpress, these  illustrated volumes contain the full text of the lecture presented to the Swedish Academy following the acceptance of their Nobel Prize in Literature.
Signed by the winner

Our authors & artists

Since the Press was first established in 2006, we have been privileged to have been able to collaborate with some of the world’s leading authors and artists to publish works of modern literary fiction in limited signed editions. They have all donated their work to assist children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.

More details of all those who have contributed can be found at the online store.