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Art Book Publishers

Abrams Books

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the creation and distribution of art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company publishes visually stunning illustrated books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior and garden design, craft, architecture, entertainment, fashion, sports, and pop culture, as well as children's books and general interest titles.
New York, NY   US

Action Publishing

Action Publishing is a west coast independent publisher of quality children's picture books, juvenile and young adult fiction and non-fiction for all ages.
Glendale, CA   US

AMMO Books

AMMO Books publishes exciting, one-of-a-kind visually charged books that always get noticed. We create "must-have" books with amazing design, thoughtful writing, and exquisite printing. We've built both an eclectic list and dedicated audience - one great book at a time!
Pasadena, CA   US

Archive Editions

Publishes books and magazines related to motion pictures and filmmaking.
Los Angeles, CA   US


Over the past 45 years, Ashgate has grown to become one of the world’s leading publishing houses. We understand the value of academic research and scholarship, and we are proud of our responsiveness, flexibility, independence and global reach. Our business is driven by a programme of cutting-edge research publications and specialist reference books. All books published within the Ashgate list are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field and we strive to work with our authors to make the experience of writing or editing a book as satisfying as possible. We publish over 800 titles a year in Humanities and Social Science subject areas, we have well-established reprint Reference series, and we are the publishers of the highly regarded Variorum series. Over 75% of our titles are published simultaneously in print and ebook editions.
Burlington, VT   US

Auad Publishing

Publisher of books on artists from the turn of the century to the "Golden Age of Illustration."
San Francisco, CA   US

Aukland University Press

The leading scholarly publisher in New Zealand, publishing Maori studies, New Zealand history and biography, and is the country's major publisher of new poetry.
Auckland,   NZ

Balcony Press

Balcony Press was established in 1994 to publish art, architecture and design books emphasizing the cultural and historical aspects of design particularly in the Western United States.
Glendale, CA   US

Banff Centre Press

The Banff Centre Press is uniquely positioned to publish the great wealth and diversity of content written at and commissioned by The Banff Centre, the world's largest arts and creativity incubator.
Banff, AB   CA

Bauhan Publishing

An independent publisher with a focus on New England regional books in the areas of history, art, nature studies, and poetry, as well as venturing into thoughtful books that explore sustainability of both the earth and the spirit.
Peterborough, NH   US

Bayeux Arts

Bayeux Arts produces artistic books that build bridges across cultures. Our imprints include Rosencrantz Comics, featuring graphic novels, and Odd Little Books, which brings together visual artists, dramatists, poets, puppeteers, playwrights and musicians.
Calgary, AB   CA

Beatin Path Publications

We are a no frills, publishing house dedicated to high quality music for teachers trained in Orff Schulwerk as classroom, choral and general music teachers.
Bridgewater, VA   US

Begell House Inc

Begell House publishes books and journals in print and on-line that provide the latest research data and information across a broad spectrum of engineering and sciences.
Redding, CT   US

Black Dome Press

Black Dome Press specializes in high quality books (cloth and trade paper) on the history, art, culture, folklore and folk art of upstate New York. Additional subjects include: early photography, nature & hiking, Dutch and English exploration & colonialism, Native Americans, homesteading, steamboats, turnpikes & railroads, the grand hotels, quilting, genealogy, the Civil War, American Revolution, colonial life, forest history, architecture, old mills & tanneries.
Delmar, NY   US

Breakwater Books

Breakwater Books Ltd. was founded in 1973. Initially, its sole purpose was to publish materials that preserved the unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Maritime provinces. In recent years, Breakwater has successfully begun publishing cutting edge literature in all genres, including children’s books, literary and commercial fiction, educational curricula, non-fiction, and poetry, while at the same time continuing to support its culturally significant backlist titles.
St. John’s, NL   CA

British Museum Press

Publishers of award-winning illustrated books on art, history, archaeology, world cultures and more.
London ,   UK

Brooklyn Publishers

School play scripts including comedy, one act plays, ten minute plays, youth theatre and more. Large selection for high schools.
Cedar Rapids, IA   US

Burgoyne & Burgoyne Publishers

Burgoyne and Burgoyne, Publishers is a small, independent publishing house, committed to publishing its own art (illustrated) and nature (photography) books.
Salt Lake City, UT   US

Cedar Creek Publishing

Cedar Creek Publishing is a Virginia publisher of books by exceptional Virginia authors. Cedar Creek currently publishes anthologies, art, children's books, general fiction, poetry and regional history titles.
Bremo Bluff, VA   US

Chimera Publishing

Publishes science fiction and fantasy art books.
Trenton, NJ   US

Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco publishing cookbooks, craft titles, children's books, stationery, art, design, parenting, pop culture, travel, etc.
San Francisco, CA   US

Clear Light Publishers

An independent publisher of books that enhance the human spirit and provide insight into the beauty and wisdom of Native American, Hispanic, Tibetan and traditional cultures around the world. Categories include art, children’s, cookbooks, fiction, history, Native American, Southwest and local books about Santa Fe, Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Oct. 26, 2012.
Santa Fe, NM   US

Cochran Publishing

Publisher of specialty books for collectors. Includes books on comic book art, Hopalong Cassidy, and biographies of Les Paul and Chet Atkins.
Rapid City, SD   US

Columbia University Press

Columbia University Press was founded in 1893 and is the fourth-oldest university press in the United States. The Press currently publishes approximately 160 new titles every year in the fields of animal studies, Asian literature, Asian politics and history, biological sciences, business, culinary history, current affairs, economics, environmental sciences, film and media studies, finance, history, international affairs, literary studies, journalism, Middle Eastern studies, New York City history, philosophy, paleontology, political theory, religion, science policy, social work, and U.S. history
New York, NY   US

Countryman Press

We publish about 70 books per year and currently have more than 350 books in print. The subjects of our books include travel, food, gardening, country living, nature, New England history, and crafts.
Woodstock, VT   US

David R Godine

David R. Godine, Inc., is a small publishing house located in Boston, Massachusetts, producing between twenty and thirty titles per year and maintaining an active reprint program. The company is independent (a rarity these days) and its list tends to reflect the individual tastes and interests of its president and founder, David Godine.
Boston, MA   US

Dundurn Press

Since 1972, Dundurn Press and its associated imprints have published more than 2000 titles, of which 1700 are still in print. Dundurn publishes about ninety to one hundred new titles per year and is now one of the largest publishers of adult and young adult fiction and non-fiction in Canada.
Toronto, ON   CA

Enslow Publishers

Enslow Publishers publishes high-quality educational nonfiction books for children and young adults. The company currently publishes 200 new library-bound titles a year for students in first through twelfth grades. The primary markets are school and public libraries.
Berkeley Heights, NJ   US

Frontenac House

Located in downtown Calgary, Frontenac House is a small literary press on the lookout for bold new work. Frontenac's mandate is to publish as wide a range of poetic expression, from as varied and diverse a group of poets, as we can find. Primarily a poetry press, Frontenac also publishes books of literary fiction, art and design, biography and children's literature.
Calgary, AB   CA

Gibbs Smith

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2009, Gibbs Smith specializes in beautifully illustrated lifestyle books covering topics such as interior design, architecture, cooking, children's, home, green/sustainable and more.
Layton, UT   US

Gingko Press

Gingko Press is a publisher of books and other artifacts of contemporary visual culture, design, and exploration. Official publisher of the works of Marshall McLuhan
Berkeley, CA   US

Gregory R Miller & Co

Publisher of high quality books about contemporary art, architecture and design.
New York, NY   US

Half Full Press

Half Full Press is devoted to bringing unique books that explore special subjects in-depth to the attention of the public. As an independent company, we publish books we consider to be hidden gems.
Oakland, CA   US

Henry Holt

Henry Holt and Company Publishers has, for over a century, published writers that define their era and endure far beyond it. Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, Henry Holt is one of the oldest trade publishers in the United States.
New York, NY   US

Heritage House Publishing Co.

Heritage House publishes 20-30 new titles per year. Most of our authors are Canadian citizens or residents, as our mission is to publish and promote distinctive non-fiction works by Canadian authors.
Victoria, BC   CA

Interlink Publishing Group

Established in 1987, Interlink Publishing is an independent publishing house specializing in:
world travel, world literature, world history and politics, art,world music & dance, International cooking, and children's books from around the world.

Interlink publishes approximately 50 titles each year and has an active backlist of over 1000 titles under five imprints
Northampton, MA   US

Islandport Press

Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. Adult titles are primarily non-fiction, but also include some fiction, gift, and other trade titles, including food, art, humor, and novelty. Children's picture books, story books, middle grade chapter books, and young adult titles are also published.
Yarmouth, ME   US

Lake Isle Press

Established in 1990, Lake Isle Press publishes quality nonfiction, specializing in cooking, health, and art-related titles. Timely, user friendly, and culturally diverse, our books are designed for a popular audience. We take particular pride in our cookbooks that celebrate the art of cooking for the home cook.
New York, NY   US

Laurence King Publishers

Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative arts.
London,   UK

Little Red Tree Publishing

Little Red Tree Publishing was founded in 2006 by Michael Linnard and Tamara Martin and is based in New London, CT. Taking as their motto “delight, entertain and educate,” they strive to combine their love of quality books with an interest in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, art, design, history and photography.
New London, CT   US

Lodima Press

A small independent press dedicated to publishing Photography books of exceptional quality.
Revere, PA   US

McPherson & Company

Founded in 1974, McPherson & Company is an independent literary and arts publishing house. Here you'll find literary nonfiction and fiction (contemporary American and British fiction; translated Italian, French, and Spanish fiction), books in the arts and general culture, and a rediscovery series, Recovered Classics.
Kingston, NY   US

New Press

The New Press focuses on number of key program areas, including: contemporary social issues, with an emphasis on race relations, women's issues, immigration, human rights, labor and popular economics, and the media; education reform and alternative teaching materials; cultural criticism; art and art education; international literature; and law and legal studies. Across these disciplines, The Press has also taken a leading role in publishing a wide range of new work in African American, Asian American, Latino, gay and lesbian, and Native American studies, as well as work by and about other minority groups.
New York, NY   US

Nimbus Publishing

Nimbus produces more than thirty new titles a year on a range of subjects relevant to the Atlantic Provinces—children’s picture books and fiction, literary non-fiction, social and cultural history, nature photography, current events, biography, sports, and cultural issues.
Halifax, NS   CA

Oro Editions

ORO Editions is dedicated to publishing world-class bespoke architecture, art & design books, and multimedia publications that celebrate creativity and an unique design spirit.
Novato, CA   US

Overlook Press

The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of approximately 100 new books per year, roughly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The list is eclectic, with areas of strength in fiction, history, biography, drama, design, and other visual media.
New York, NY   US

Paramount Press

The Exclusive Publisher of fine art reproductions by Eastern Frontier Painter, Robert Griffing. Publishers of art books and local history.
Panama, NY   US


Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world. For more than twenty years we’ve made enriching and entertaining content accessible to readers all around the globe. The book world is changing. As an industry leader, we continue to provide innovative multi-platform content and impeccable service to retailers and consumers. Whether you want a printed book, an e-book or an app, we exceed expectation. We’re new publishing.
New York, NY   US

Perseus Books Group

Publishes several distinct imprints: Avalon Travel, Basic Books, BasicCivitas, Da Capo, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press, and Westview Press.
New York, NY   US

Porcupine’s Quill

The Porcupine's Quill is an artisanal publisher that values the art and craft of the book, both in content and in form. Our mandate is to preserve the culture of the printed word by using our expertise in the art of 20th-century offset printing technology to create quality books that look and feel like 19th-century letterpress products. We also specialize in Canadian art and design, book history, memoirs and selectively acquired collections of poetry and fiction from edgy new authors as well as pillars of the canon.
Erin, ON   CA

Potton & Burton

Potton & Burton is New Zealand’s largest independent publishing house, and has a diverse list of New Zealand non-fiction publications, all produced within a strong ethos of quality and care. The original focus on photographic and outdoor books has broadened over the last decade to include books in all areas of non-fiction.
Nelson,   NZ

PowerHouse Books

powerHouse Books, world-renowned and critically acclaimed publisher, is best known for a diverse publishing program—specialized in fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion, and celebrity books. We have blazed a trail through the staid book publishing industry, releasing books that have sparked cultural trends and redefined commonly held perceptions of the purpose and role of art books in contemporary culture. While much is known of our books, little is known of the people who have made powerHouse Books a global name.
Brooklyn, NY   US

Princeton Architectural Press

Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in architecture and design publishing, both in market share and in editorial and design excellence. With over 1000 titles published, we have consistently sought the best in our field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. We've made our reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production value.
New York, NY   US

Princeton University Press

The Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia and society at large.
Princeton, NJ   US

Rio Nuevo Publishers

At Rio Nuevo Publishers we present the best of the West in words and pictures. Our award-winning books focus on arts and crafts, children’s literature, cooking, history, gardening, memoirs, Native America, nature, spirituality, and travel.
Tucson, AZ   US

Rocky Mountain Books

Rocky Mountain books publishes award-winning books focused on the dynamic and unique aspects of mountain culture, outdoor adventure and "writing of place," including volumes on hiking, climbing, skiing and outdoor recreation; history, art, memoir, biography and travel; and environmental writing.
Victoria, BC   CA

Sasquatch Books

Sasquatch Books, together with our children’s imprint, Little Bigfoot, is one of the country’s leading independent presses, located in downtown Seattle, just blocks from Pike Place Market and Elliott Bay. Our mission is to seek out and work with the most gifted writers, chefs, naturalists, artists, and thought leaders in the Pacific Northwest and bring their talents to a national audience. Their passion for what they do becomes ours as we help transform their vision into beautifully crafted books that represent the adventurous spirit and DIY lifestyles of the region.
Seattle, WA   US

SciTech Publishing Inc

SciTech Publishing is an imprint of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Our highly regarded books span Radar, RF/Microwave Engineering, Electronic Warfare, Communications and related electrical engineering disciplines.
Raleigh, NC   US

Seraphim Books

Seraphim Editions is a Canadian independent book publisher that features Canadian authors and artists. We publish books ranging from fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Niagara Falls, ON   CA

Seven Stories Press

Founded in 1995 in New York City and named for the seven authors who committed to a home with a fiercely independent spirit, Seven Stories Press publishes works of the imagination and political titles by voices of conscience. While most widely known for its books on politics, human rights, and social and economic justice, Seven Stories continues to champion literature, with a list encompassing both innovative debut novels and National Book Award–winning poetry collections, as well as prose and poetry translations from the French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
New York, NY   US

Sound View Press

Publishers of price guides and indices to the art world, as well as exhibition monographs and catalogues.
Madison, CT   US

Spinner Publications

Spinner Publications is an independent, nonprofit cultural organization whose purpose is to preserve and
promote the history and culture of southeastern New England. We do this primarily
through the publication of books. Our aim is to show how people’s lives have impacted
communities in the region, and to portray the culture as it realized by members of the
communities. We are interested in historical narratives, memoirs, photography, art,
oral history, biography, poetry, fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, and documents
that tell stories of the people and culture of southeastern New England.
New Bedford, MA   US

Te Papa Press

Te Papa Press is New Zealand’s unique museum publisher, creating popular, award-winning books about New Zealand's art, culture and natural world for museum visitors and readers everywhere.
Wellington,   NZ

Touchwood Editions

TouchWood Editions has been publishing books of literary merit about Canada’s West for twenty years.
Victoria, BC   CA

University of California Press

University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions.
Berkeley, CA   US

University of Delaware Press

University of Delaware Press is a nonprofit publisher of scholarly books in all fields of scholarship. Our major strengths are in literary studies, especially Shakespeare, Renaissance and Early Modern literature; Eighteenth-Century Studies; French literature; art history and history; and cultural studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore.
Newark, DE   US

University of Manitoba Press

U of M Press is widely recognized as a leading publisher of books on Aboriginal history, Native studies, and Canadian history. As well, the Press is proud of its contribution to immigration studies, ethnic studies, and the study of Canadian literature, culture, politics, and Aboriginal languages. It also publishes a wide-ranging list of books on the heritage of the peoples and land of the Canadian prairies.
Winnipeg, MB   CA

University of Oklahoma Press

During its more than eighty years of continuous operation, the University of Oklahoma Press has gained international recognition as an outstanding publisher of scholarly literature. It was the first university press established in the Southwest, and the fourth in the western half of the country.
Norman, OK   US

University of Toronto Press

Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada's leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. UTP has published over 6,500 books, with well over 3,500 of these still in print. The Scholarly Publishing division produces approximately 175 titles per year, and the Higher Education division publishes around 25 titles per year.
Toronto, ON   CA

University of Western Australia Publishing

Producers of beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life - books with big stories, big ideas and a strong sense of place, UWA Publishing fosters local writing that explores Western Australian and Australian identity, and seeks fresh voices of international origin.

We harbour a worldly outlook attuned to dynamic social engagement; our books are intended as discussion pieces, designed to inform, challenge and enliven our readers.
Perth, WA   AU

University Press of Mississippi

The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world.
Jackson, MS   US

University Press of New England

University Press of New England is an award-winning university press supported by a consortium of schools: Brandeis University, Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, and Northeastern University. UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary and artistic, and general-interest books.
Lebanon, NH   US

Walter Foster Publishing Inc

Specializes in art instruction books.
Laguna Hills, CA   US

West Virginia University Press

West Virginia University Press is the leading publisher of the Mountain State, producing a diverse selection of books, journals, and CDs which appeal to fans of Appalachian writing and music, regional studies, art, nature, and medieval studies.
Morgantown, WV   US

Wildhorse Island Press

Publishes art photography books on various themes.
Kalispell, MT   US

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University Press publishes scholarly works and non-fiction in the humanities and social sciences, especially in art, film, literature, philosophy, history, political science, relgious studies, anthropology, sociology, social work, gender studies, native studies, cultural studes and life writing. Our mandate is to extend the lines of scholarly communication to as many readers as possible.
Waterloo, ON   CA