History

ABRAMS

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children’s Books, and others.

 

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ABRAMS

Abrams is dedicated to publishing stunning visual books on a wide variety of subjects including art, photography, performing arts, fashion, interior design, and nature and science. Bestselling and award-winning titles published by Abrams include The Art of Walt Disney, Earth from Above, Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury, The Diary of Frida Kahlo, Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool, The Wes Anderson Collection, The Selby Is in Your Place, and Vanity Fair 100 Years. In addition, Abrams distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, and others.

 

ABRAMS APPLESEED

ABRAMS APPLESEED is devoted to creating beautiful books for the youngest readers. By pairing the comfort of familiar objects with the introduction of something new or unexpected, each book is artfully conceived and developmentally appropriate for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. The imprint’s award-winning list of titles includes Alphablock, Hippopposites, Pantone: Color, In My Heart, and the Mini Myths series.

 

ABRAMS COMICARTS

ABRAMS COMICARTS publishes groundbreaking graphic novels and illustrated books about the creators and the history of comics art, animation, and cartoons. Notable titles include Mom’s Cancer; Kirby: King of Comics; My Friend Dahmer; The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis; R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country; and The Art of Rube Goldberg.

 

ABRAMS IMAGE

ABRAMS IMAGE publishes culturally resonant and stylish illustrated and non-illustrated books in such categories as music, humor, reference, fashion, and popular culture, among others. The imprint’s titles include Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar; Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style; Understand Rap; CBGB & OMFUG; The Steampunk Bible; Paris Street Style; Sh*tty Mom; and Cupcakes and Cashmere.

 

ABRAMS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

ABRAMS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS publishes picture books and illustrated nonfiction for preschool through middle-grade readers. Some highlights of this award-winning children’s line include Library Mouse; Rosie Revere, Engineer; I Am Yoga; Animalia; Babar’s Museum of Art; Separate Is Never Equal; Maritcha; and 365 Penguins.

 

AMULET BOOKS

AMULET BOOKS publishes novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction for young adults and middle-grade readers from a stellar roster of authors. The imprint has published many bestselling and award-winning books, including Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which now has more than 150 million copies in print, and the Newbery Honor books Heart of a Samurai, by Margi Preus, and El Deafo, by Cece Bell. Other highlights include Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series, Michael Buckley’s Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, Mac Barnett and Jory John’s The Terrible Two series, and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series.

 

AMULET PAPERBACKS

AMULET PAPERBACKS, part of the Amulet Books imprint, publishes original titles as well as reprints. Bestselling books published by Amulet Paperbacks include Lauren Myracle’s Internet Girls series, A. G. Howard’s Splintered series, Jesse Andrews’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener.

 

 

ABRAMS NOTERIE

ABRAMS NOTERIE is a gift and stationery imprint that collaborates with carefully selected authors, artists, and brands to make gift-worthy paper goods that are true to the original hand, useful, and inspiring. Recent publications include Paris Street Style, The Kings County Distillery: Whiskey Notes, Hyperbole and a Half, Daily Dishonesty, and The Forest Feast gift and stationery collections.