Happy 50th birthday to Running Press! A half century ago two brothers, Stuart "Buz" and Larry Teacher, founded an independent publishing company, based in Philadelphia. Running Press published beautifully crafted books that entertained, inspired, and instructed, and they created innovative, exciting formats to engage consumers. You can see this legacy in everything we do at Running Press.
Still headquartered in Philadelphia, Running Press today includes five imprints, almost 200 titles a year, and employees in Philly and New York. Now owned by Hachette Book Group, Running Press still retains the independent spirit and creative drive that fueled the company 50 years ago. We are laser-focused on finding new audiences, designs, formats, and opportunities. Our five publishing programs allow us to work in unique ways with authors and content creators—many of our authors publish across the different imprints. We dream big with our creative partners and help them find new ways to connect with their audiences. And we have a lot of fun doing it!
At Running Press Adult, we look for the enthusiasts and have created two content hubs catering to fans looking for entertainment and inspiration. At RP Entertains, you will find books for people who love film, music, humor, and sports, with expert authors and beloved and enduring licensed brands. At RP Inspires, we publish enchantedly packaged titles for the mystical, magical enthusiast, as well as books on creativity, food and drink, and self-help titles that celebrate solutions.
Running Press Kids publishes a range of engaging board and picture books, middle grade and YA nonfiction dedicated to children's wellness and self-care, and fiction and nonfiction for parents and kids of all ages interested in geek and pop culture.
RP Studio, which launched in 2018, is a fast-growing gift line of tarot and oracle card decks, trivia card decks, puzzles, games, advent calendars, journals, and stationery.
RP Minis provides the maximum amount of fun in an irresistible small-size format. The toys, games, and collectibles in this line feature top licensed brands and innovative homegrown ideas that routinely become the gift to give every holiday season.
In 2017 we were thrilled that Black Dog & Leventhal became part of the Running Press family. With its own rich legacy as a successful independent company, BDL's larger-format, stunningly illustrated books in science, math, art, pop culture, and kids' reference are the perfect complement to Running Press's program.
Our special sauce at Running Press is our thoughtful marriage of package and trend, format and author. And it is our people who make this possible. Creative, generous, curious, our team takes fun very seriously. We want our readers and consumers to have the best experience interacting with our content, and we want our creative partners to feel like they have found a home. As we embark on the next 50 years at Running Press, we are excited to fully embody what the company has always believed: Everyone is a maker. So let's make some magic together!