Publisher:Pan Books

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Pan Books was founded by Alan Bott in 1944. Over the next 8 years, a consortium consisting of Collins, Macmillan, Hodder & Stoughton and Heinemann purchased a 48% share in Pan and in 1962, when New American Library attempted to take over, Collins and Macmillan bought Pan outright. In 1969 Heinemann rejoined by buying a third share. As of 2008, just an imprint of the Pan Macmillan Group.

Some history and the pre-ISBN books can be found here.

Usual ISBN Prefix 0330

Pan shares most of its authors with Macmillan: e.g. Douglas Adams, Ken Follett and James Herbert


  • 1966: Pan Books Ltd, 33 Tothill Street, London S.W.1 Source: Gladiator-at-Law
  • 1976: Pan Books Ltd, Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG Source: Halcyon Drift
  • 1978: Pan Books Ltd, Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG Source: The Fenris Device
  • 1983: Pan Books Ltd, Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PG Source: Profiles of the Future
  • 1993: Pan Books Limited, a division of Pan Macmillan Publishers Limited, Cavaye Place London SW10 9PG and Basingstoke Source: Meridian Days


1976-1993: Colour is variable, but is always a piper on an open book, below a sphere.