About ISF Publishing

ISF Publishing specialises in representing the published writing of the 20th Century Sufi scholar and thinker, Idries Shah. Starting in 2014, we began relaunching Shah’s full corpus of written work, both in printed and audiobook form and for the first time as eBooks. And, for the first time, we will publish separate editions with British and with American spelling and punctuation. Further editions will follow, including scholars’ editions and limited editions.

The Estate of Idries Shah is the sole owner of the copyright of the late author, Idries Shah in all territories, languages, and formats. The Estate handles all matters relating to the publications of Idries Shah, and no other organisation or body is empowered to license his work. The Estate of Idries Shah has provided the sole license to publish Idries Shah’s work to The Idries Shah Foundation, a British charity (registered No. 1150876). The Idries Shah Foundation is authorised, along with ISF Publishing, to publish and distribute the works of Idries Shah in any form they wish.

Please consult the publishing calendar to check when each new edition will become available.

 Please click on the cover image of each book to for more information on each title, including purchase links and reading the book online.

A Perfumed Scorpion A Perfumed Scorpion Now Available
A Veiled Gazelle: Seeing How to See A Veiled Gazelle: Seeing How to See Dec-2019
After a Swim After a Swim Now Available
Caravan of Dreams Caravan of Dreams Now Available
Darkest England Darkest England Oct-2020
Destination Mecca Destination Mecca Now Available
Evenings with Idries Shah Evenings with Idries Shah Nov-2019
Kara Kush Kara Kush Now Available
Knowing How to Know Knowing How to Know Aug-2020
Learning How to Learn Learning How to Learn Now Available
Letters and Lectures Letters and Lectures Nov-2019
Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study Now Available
Observations Observations Nov-2019
Oriental Magic Oriental Magic Now Available
Reflections Reflections Now Available
Seeker After Truth Seeker After Truth Now Available
Speak First and Lose Speak First and Lose Now Available
Special Illumination Special Illumination Now Available
Special Problems in the Study of Sufi Ideas Special Problems in the Study of Sufi Ideas Now Available
Sufi Studies: East and West Sufi Studies: East and West Dec-2020
Sufi Thought and Action Sufi Thought and Action Now Available
Tales of the Dervishes Tales of the Dervishes Now Available
The Ants and the Pen The Ants and the Pen Now Available
The Book of the Book The Book of the Book Now Available
The Commanding Self The Commanding Self Now Available
The Dermis Probe The Dermis Probe Now Available
The Elephant in the Dark The Elephant in the Dark Now Available
The Englishman's Handbook The Englishman's Handbook Now Available
The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin Now Available
The Horrible Dib Dib The Horrible Dib Dib Now Available
The Hundred Tales of Wisdom The Hundred Tales of Wisdom Now Available
The Idries Shah Anthology The Idries Shah Anthology Now Available
The Magic Monastery The Magic Monastery Now Available
The Natives are Restless The Natives are Restless Now Available
The Onion The Onion Now Available
The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin Now Available
The Secret Lore of Magic The Secret Lore of Magic Now Available
The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin Now Available
The Sufis The Sufis Now Available
The Tale of the Sands The Tale of the Sands Dec-2019
The Way of the Sufi The Way of the Sufi Now Available
The World of Nasrudin The World of Nasrudin Feb-2020
The World of the Sufi The World of the Sufi Now Available
Thinkers of the East Thinkers of the East Now Available
Wisdom of the Idiots Wisdom of the Idiots Now Available
World Tales World Tales Now Available