1908: Collins obtains New Zealand Post Office Box #1…

During a time of expansion for Collins in New Zealand, the company obtains New Zealand Post Office Box #1 (which it continues to use to this day) and moves to a new building on Wyndham Street, which at eight stories high, was then Auckland’s tallest building. More

Yates’ Garden Guide

Now in its seventy-eighth edition, this book was initially written to answer gardeners’ questions. More

New Naturalists

William Collins V (known as Billy Collins) and the printers AdPrint came up with the idea of the New Naturalist Library in 1942. More

The Kitchen Diaries

Now in its third installment; the original was named “Book of the Year” by sixteen publications. More

Life on Earth

Established Sir David as a foremost naturalist and an iconic and beloved figure in British cultural life. More

Donna Hay

I read Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer at twenty-three years old on the plane on my way to Paris, on the beginning of my first big overseas adventure. More

Kitchen Confidential

New York Times bestseller that helped launch a wave of interest in chefs and the culinary arts. More