'Knowledge for all the family'
A retired college lecturer in engineering, Mike Mumford describes himself as a visual person with an insatiable appetite for both acquiring and sharing knowledge.
During a long and varied career, Mike has worked as an instructor at Rolls Royce and as a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Caernarfon Technical College. He has also set up and run a handmade crafts business on Anglesey and made his own pottery.
He also edited and published Caernarfon – The Millennium Town, a softback book commissioned by Caernarfon Town Council.
Having been a book collector for many decades, Mike started Mumford Books in 1999, selling both new and old books online. Mumford Books specialises in selling quality books: hard-to-find, first editions, many with illustrations and fine leather bindings.
His energy, creativity and interest in history led him to start creating his own ebooks. All are fully illustrated and have limited text because Mike – who is dyslexic – believes that “the right picture can replace a thousand words”.
Mike’s ebooks cover a wide range of subjects, including racing cars, clothing, fishing, flying, lifeboats, science and telephone history.
After more than 30 years, the original Mumford Books website was retired in 2023, with the site getting a much-needed facelift. Mike’s ebooks business has now got its own dedicated website at Saturn Books, although many titles can also be found here on Mumford Books.