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.
The BGS publishes its own range of non-specialist books, guides and posters on geology and related themes under the Earthwise™ trademark.
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 show the nature, extent and relative stratigraphical age of the different rocks within a district.
Publications on the geochemistry, geophysics and hydrogeology of the UK include thematic maps, geochemical atlases, and reports aimed at geologists and other professional users.
A wide variety of publications are available on the mineral resources of the UK.
Order BGS printed products including maps, sheet explanations and regional guides.
Send your comments, or direct any questions to:
Sales Desk, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG.
Tel: +44 (0)115 936 3241 (9am-4.30pm UK local time)
Fax: +44(0)115 936 3488 (24 hours)
Visit the Geology Shop
In the Reception area of the Keyworth and Edinburgh sites, and in our London Information Office located in the Natural History Museum, you will find the Geology Shop. In addition to BGS maps and publications it sells a range of minerals, fossils, jewellery, field equipment and non-BGS geology books.
In addition at Keyworth and London we sell Ordnance Survey maps for England and Wales.
Keyworth: Open Monday–Thursday: 08:30–17:00, Friday: 08:30–16:30.
London: Open Monday–Friday: 10:00–17:00
Edinburgh: Open Monday–Thursday: 09:00–15:00, Friday: 09:00–12:00.