Littman Library of Jewish Civilization


The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, founded by Louis Littman in memory of his father to explore, explain, and perpetuate the Jewish heritage, published its first book in 1965. Over the years that followed the Littman Library has published many highly-regarded titles and established a reputation as one of the world’s leading publishers in the field.

Littman's academic books are selected for their outstanding scholarship, objectivity, and new insights. Many are considered definitive in their field. Littman's more general titles, written in an accessible style, aim to make important ideas available to a readership concerned with the state of the Jewish world.

The Littman Library's dedication to quality is reflected in its choice of books to publish and in the care devoted to each book at every stage of its production. Littman has acquired a reputation for publishing books of a very high standard, works that are both definitive and well-written.

Since Louis Littman's death in 1987, his vision has been continued by his family, through a charitable foundation. Their involvement in the Littman Library's work and support for its objectives provides the strong basis upon which Littman builds and develops its founder's legacy and maintains his traditions of quality in publishing. Littman is now registered as a UK charity, in recognition of its role as a publisher of quality books that might not otherwise be commercially viable. Any profits earned from the sale of books are all reinvested in the publication of new titles.

In 2017 the Littman Library formed a publishing partnership with Liverpool University Press, which assumed responsibility for the sales, marketing, and distribution of Littman titles. At the same time the Library entered the field of digital publishing with the launch of its first e-books in the Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization. Following the initial ninety titles, the programme will eventually include all Littman books.

Editorial enquiries

The partnership with Liverpool University Press does not include the editorial and production aspects of its publishing which remain in the hands of a dedicated team under Connie Webber, to whom all relevant correspondence should be directed [].

Sales, marketing, and distribution enquiries

Please address your enquiries to the relevant address:

UK & Rest of World Sales

Janet McDermott

US Sales

Jennie Collinson


Heather Gallagher

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