Corridor Press was established in 1992 as a community publisher in Reading, Berkshire, England for budding authors in the Thames Valley, which is known as the M4 Corridor, hence our name.

Initially core funding from Reading Borough Council and Southern Arts enabled us to employ two part-time staff who worked with local people to produce books with titles covering subjects as diverse as Buildings; Food; Football; Gardens; Health Remedies; Music; Poetry and Reading's Twinning Links.

In 2001, we restructured into a smaller, totally voluntary operation and, through our previous link with The Berkshire County Blind Society, we were invited to share their premises.  Corridor Press had previously provided material for their "Outside-Insight" tapes for their members.

In 2002 Daphne Barnes-Phillips produced her ever popular "The Top of Whitley" book followed a year later with "A Walk around The Top of Whitley" CD which we gave to all BCBS members.

By 2005 there was just a small core of workers left but, rather than let Corridor Press close the chairman and treasurer at that time - Daphne & Jim Barnes-Phillips - decided to keep the name going by publishing their own titles under the Corridor Press imprint.
When Daphne & Jim moved to Exmouth, they retained their Reading links and continued to write under the Corridor Press name and, with the exception of "Exmouth's ROLLE" in 2015 and "250 Years of Exmouth's Firsts" in 2019, all books have remained local to the Reading area, many with an educational theme.