Search Press was started in 1970 in the UK, when Charlotte de la Bedoyere published her first book – Basket Weaving – in an attic room in Kensington. She then expanded her publishing into craft and art books introducing a successful series of practical art books – the Leisure Arts series. Her son Martin and daughter-in-law Caroline, run Search Press today and have done since 1997. It is very much a family run company.
Search Press has won the UK Craft & Art Book Publisher of the Year Award for the last 6 years in a row. Search Press is a specialist art & craft publisher and the biggest publisher of practical art books in the UK.
Many of the Search Press books recommend Winsor & Newton paints and other brands that are stocked by art shops in Australia.