Papadakis is a UK-based independent, family-owned publishing company producing high-quality, innovative, illustrated books by acclaimed authors who are experts in their field. Since 1968, Papadakis Publisher and its predecessor, Academy Editions, have published more than 1,000 titles, mainly on architecture and the arts, although expanding in recent years to include titles on popular science and the natural world. Papadakis books have been featured in national and international press, as well as in films and on television. They have also received notable industry acclaim; Pollen and Seeds were awarded a joint gold medal by the Independent Publishers’ Association in 2006 as Outstanding Books of the Year. In 2012 The Hat Book saw similar success, receiving a gold medal in the Gifts/Specialty category. Most recently TeaTime: A Taste of London’s Best Afternoon Teas was judged Best UK Dessert Book in the Gourmand Cookbook awards.