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Cover image for Turning Why the State of the Family Matters, and What the World Can Do about It

The Turning


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They Lead


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Cooked Raw


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Dude to Dad


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Knot It!


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Joy from Fear


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Freddy the Pig

Originally published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig are now going on to delight a sixth generation of children. Freddy, the smallest and cleverest of the pigs on Bean Farm, is “a pig of many parts, a paragon of porkers” (The New York Times). Detective, politician, ambassador to the Martians—whatever the situation requires, Freddy fits the bill. There’s never a dull moment for Freddy and the other animals on Bean Farm, who are “as fast-mouthed and sharply funny as the Marx Brothers, as aphoristic and gimlet-eyed astute as Noel Coward, and yet always affectionate […] Read more

About The 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. The house was launched by Peter Mayer as a home for distinguished books new and older often “overlooked” by larger houses. At the time Mayer was at the helm of one of them, Avon, and would go on to a twenty-year tenure as Penguin’s CEO in London. With his father Alfred, a retired glove […] Read more

History of Overlook Press

Publisher Peter Mayer, on the history of the Overlook Press: The company was never meant to be a publishing company; I was in 1971 employed by Avon Books and wanted to publish a book inappropriate to Avon but very special to my family, a book in German, AUFBAU, an anthology from a famous German-language newspaper. The owners of Avon had no objection and so a company was set up to publish this one book, which had prospects of just about zero. My father, a retired glove manufacturer, offered to help me with it. So on weekends in Woodstock in upstate New […] Read more


July 31, 2018 – New York, NY – ABRAMS, the premier publisher of art and illustrated books, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Overlook Press, the acclaimed independent publisher founded in 1971 by the celebrated late publisher Peter Mayer. Over the years, The Overlook Press list, which currently includes 1,300 active titles, has established a reputation for both quality and eclecticism, publishing fiction and non-fiction with verve and success across many categories. “Acquiring The Overlook Press’ nearly 50 years of publishing tasteful, interesting, and literary books and authors is a good strategic fit for us at this point […] Read more