Books and reports commissioned by the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to promote and disseminate current priorities, concerns and areas of interest.
Transitions in Later Life Programme Summary PDF Download
How can botanic gardens grow their social role? Lessons from the Communities in Nature programme PDF Download
Transitions in Later Life: Summary of Research and Consultation PDF Download
How we work with partners: guidance for organisations we support PDF Download
Blue New Deal: Good jobs for coastal communities through healthy seas PDF Download



Current UK books

These are available through UK booksellers or from our distributor Central Books. To buy online go direct to the Central Books Virtual Bookstore or follow the Buy from Central Books links on this site. Email orders can be sent to (individual customers) or (trade customers).
Customers in Australia and New Zealand can order selected titles (Aus/NZ) from Eleanor Brasch Enterprises at


Most titles published before 1986 are only available from the UK Branch and can be requested by clicking on the Order from the Foundation links. If you can’t find the book you want please email

Foundation books not published in the UK

UK customers can buy books published by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon (and its Museum and Modern Art Centre) or by the Cultural Centre in Paris via Dinapress. Customers living in Portugal can buy these from the Foundation’s Portuguese online bookshop. They are not available from the UK Branch.

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