Our Imprints

Down East Books was the book publishing division of Down East magazine. It published its first book, Leroy the Lobster and Crabby Crab, in 1967, and this beloved children’s book is still in print. Even today, this book, along with the nearly 1,000 other books published since, is a testament to the enduring appeal of Maine. The Maine mystique is difficult to express in writing, but you know it when you arrive here and feel it.

Globe Pequot is the trade division of Rowman & Littlefield. It was founded in 1947 in Stonington, CT and is rooted in New England history, cooking, traveling, architecture, gardening, entertainment, and anything that celebrates New England and travel. Globe Pequot houses many other imprints into non-fiction categories such as regional, history/military history, sports, science, true crime, performing arts, crafts, outdoor recreation, pop culture and current events. All imprints of Globe Pequot are distributed by National Book Network.

Also an imprint of Globe Pequot and now in its fourth decade, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is America’s foremost publisher of theatre, cinema, and TV books. Our books range from biographies of film and theatre luminaries to playscripts, librettos, monologue books, and explorations of film, TV, and theatre history.

Astragal Press was founded in 1983 to publish books at affordable prices for those interested in antique tools, metalworking, carriage building, and early trades and technologies. Astragal was acquired by Rowman & Littlefield in April of 2019 and is now an imprint of Globe Pequot.

Founded in 1991, Backbeat Books has grown to become the world’s leading imprint dedicated solely to music. Our books are known for their depth, spirit, and authority, offering a diverse range of titles—from biographies and memoirs, critical examinations, and histories to authoritative volumes on musical instruments and instruction—covering all areas of popular music and beyond.

Since 1979, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor recreation content. With contributions by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, and with books and content covering the entire spectrum of outdoor activities, ranging from hiking and rock climbing guides to environmental preservation and wildlife identification, our objective is to outfit your mind with the best possible information on where to go, how to get there, and what to see once you arrive.

Back in 1984, we were two moms living next door to each other in the little town of Delaware, OH. Since our kids were still little, we were looking for a way to do what we loved and stay home with them too. We had always shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends and so, after many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.

Launched in 1984 as a publishing company dedicated to what founder Nick Lyons described as a lifestyle of “responsible outdoor sport,” Lyons Press has evolved into a leading publisher of high-quality books on fishing, hunting, nature, animals, military history, American history, entertainment, true crime and sports.

McBooks Press is an imprint of Globe Pequot, which is the trade division of Rowman & Littlefield. Globe Pequot houses many other imprints into non-fiction categories such as regional, history/military history, sports, science, true crime, performing arts, crafts, outdoor recreation, pop culture and current events. All imprints of Globe Pequot are distributed by National Book Network.

Marrying Globe’s unique brand of category focus and expertise with our love of all things outdoors, Muddy Boots is home to backlist gems from best-selling authors as well as new work from established and emerging authors and illustrators. Titles include non-fiction for babies through pre-teens, as well as activity books and illustrated story books.

North Country Books was founded in 1965 and acquired by the Igoe family in1977 until it was purchased by R&L in 2022. North Country publishes exciting titles about the Adirondacks and Upstate New York in history, folklore, biography, children’s, photography, and mysteries by long-time locals of the area.

Since 1982, Pineapple Press has been publishing quality books that educate and entertain while making the real Florida accessible to readers nationwide. Our essential books on Florida and the American Southeast include gardening, nature, art, folklore, history, travel, children’s and fiction that feature the sunshine state.

Prometheus Books, founded in 1969 by the late philosopher Paul Kurtz, is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and providing readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Publishing intelligent nonfiction for the thoughtful lay reader, Prometheus Books has focused on several core categories including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, atheism, humanism, current events, psychology, and true crime. Headquartered in Amherst, NY, our books have been translated into more than 50 languages.

Begun in 1985 by Ludo Wulfbain, Safari Press publishes high-end titles on big game hunting, sporting firearms and African-related titles, books on African and North American game species, and hunting classics. Subject areas include US, British and European gun makers, gunfitting and engraving, African adventures, hunts and hunters, guides for bear, deer, and elk. Well-known, authoritative authors include Robert Ruark, Peter Capstick, Elmer Keith, Craig Boddington, Jack O’Connor, Larry Weishuhn and Jim Corbett.

SkipJack Press publishes books about blacksmithing and the history of ironwork. This company was established in 1972 out of a passion and interest in blacksmithing by Jack Andrews, who continues to do ironwork at the forge. In April 2019 SkipJack Press was acquired by Rowman & Littlefield and is now an imprint of Globe Pequot.

Since 1927, Stackpole Books has published books in the categories of Outdoors, Crafts and Military History. Strong in Fly Fishing, Nature Guides, Civil War and World War II History, Military Reference and Specialty Crafts and Hobbies with authoritative, high-quality hardcovers, paperbacks and eBooks.

Named for the tiny Montana town of TwoDot and iconic two-dot brand where it got its name, where cattle still outnumber residents, TwoDot Books is dedicated to revealing the big stories that shaped the history of the West and sharing the smaller stories that provided its color and texture and have taken this vast region into the future. The best source of lively, entertaining books that tell untold or little-known stories from Western history and celebrate the unique or iconic characteristics of the American West, from profiles of remarkable people and cultures, to the folklore that is part of the myth of the Wild West and the wild and mysterious true stories from history, the stories we tell are part of the great patchwork of the vast landscape west of the Mississippi.