The collection

A comprehensive collection of the works of Terry Pratchett, including all available editions, reprints and translations of his novels, short stories and journal articles; particularly noteworthy is a copy of the first edition of The Carpet People, with the full-page illustrations hand-coloured by Pratchett (Pratchett B.563). There are also texts of adaptations, audio and video recordings, journal articles featuring Pratchett, newsletters and fanzines, press cuttings, and publicity material and spin-offs as diverse as maps, diaries, calendars, posters, jigsaws, bookplates, models, tee-shirts, and badges.


The collector

Donated by Terry Pratchett’s agent, Colin Smythe.



Donations began in 2002 and are ongoing.



Catalogued online 2002 onwards. For an overview of the collection, do a mixed classmark search on “Pratchett”. Books are to be found at Pratchett A-C (the letter refers to size); audio and video versions of his work at Pratchett Media D-E; periodicals at Pratchett periodicals (runs) and Pratchett Archive (for single issues with articles by or about Pratchett); and press cuttings (e.g. interviews and reviews) at “Pratchett Press Cuttings”. Some books are stored offsite and two days’ notice is required for them to be fetched.


Related archives

Terry Pratchett papers (mainly drafts of his work).