Online Bookshop

Online Bookshop

The BGS publishes specialist maps and reports on the geological, geophysical and resources of the UK and several other countries, most of which are part of the Commonwealth. Many of these reports were produced as part of commissioned research undertaken over many years in the UK and elsewhere. For the UK, many reports are in the form of open-file documents.

Please note we are in the process of making a phased return to site in order to resume some of our services. You may experience delays in our turnaround times as we are not yet able to work full-time on site and will also be working through a backlog of orders.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused, we aim to respond to all your requests as soon as possible and hope to resume full services when permitted to do so. If you have any urgent concerns, please email

Education and leisure

The BGS publishes its own range of non-specialist books, guides and posters on geology and related themes under the Earthwise™ trademark.

Geological books and guides

The BGS publishes a wide range of books and guides on geological topics, ranging from detailed descriptions of local geology to the geological overview of the UK's regions.

Geological maps

Geological maps show the nature, extent and relative stratigraphical age of the different rocks within a district.

Geochemistry, geophysics and hydrogeology

Publications on the geochemistry, geophysics and hydrogeology of the UK include thematic maps, geochemical atlases, and reports aimed at geologists and other professional users.

Minerals publications

A wide variety of publications are available on the mineral resources of the UK.

Overseas and technical publications

Order BGS printed products including maps, sheet explanations and regional guides.

Visit the Geology Shop

Details of opening times and how to visit our Geology Shops can be found on our BGS Geology Shops page.

The BGS Geology Shop at Keyworth is open to the public from;

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 16.30pm

The BGS Geology Shop at the Natural History Museum, London is open to the public from;

Monday – Friday
10.00am – 17.45pm