7900 High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA

A unique chance to talk with book publishing professionals.

Introducing our Meet the Publisher series of book publishers who will be visiting Open Book Bookstore to talk about their work. Come and meet editors, publishers, publicists, and sales reps, and hear what they do on a day-to-day basis. Listen to them tell you about which books they publish and why, and hear behind-the-scenes publishing stories.

Writers, you are always asking us the best way to approach publishers. The answer is: come to this ongoing series and meet publishers! Readers, you’ll love this event, too — you’ll get great insight into why you find the books you do in bookstores.

Bring your questions about the publishing industry!

Sign up HERE. Details below!

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm
Quirk Books

Quirk Books is headquartered on a charming cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just 25 strikingly unconventional books per year, and every title is a labor of love born out of our passions and obsessions. Always looking to set the next trend, Quirk delivers books and stories that are bold, unprecedented, beautifully designed, and affordable. Some of Quirk’s more popular titles include the best-selling YA series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Edgar Award–winning mystery The Last Policeman, fangirl favorite Geekerella, the legendary Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars—plus children’s books, pop culture titles, cookbooks, art books, gag gifts, and more. Quirk’s books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House and available wherever books are sold.

Jason Rekulak

Jason Rekulak has worked for St. Martin’s Press, Quality Paperback Book Club, and (for the last 17 years and counting) Quirk Books, where he currently serves as Publisher. In addition to acquiring and editing his own list of titles, Jason oversees the Editorial and Design departments. Jason has acquired and edited many New York Times best sellers for Quirk, including the YA fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, the beloved mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, and the Edgar Award–winning Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters. He also ghostwrites the middle-grade series Tales from Lovecraft Middle School, under the pen name Charles Gilman, and is the author of a novel for adults, The Impossible Fortress. Jason lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.

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Europa Editions & Archipelago Press

Europa Editions is an independent publishing house and one of North America’s leading publishers of international literature. You most likely know them as the publisher of the phenomenally successful Elena Ferrante Neopolitan Novels. Founded in 2005, with offices in New York, London, and Rome, they publish about 30 titles a year of fiction and high-end crime fiction from around the world, and to-date we have published authors from 28 different countries.

Michael Reynolds

Michael Reynolds has been with Europa Editions, where he is currently the Editor in chief, since 2004, and he has worked with a wide range of their celebrated authors. He is also an author, translator, and winner of several publishing awards.



Archipelago Books

Jill Schoolman

Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted to publishing excellent translations of classic and contemporary world literature. In their first twelve years, they have published over 120 books in more than thirty languages. Archipelago is always striving to find visionary international writers whom American readers might not otherwise encounter. We hope our translations will increase cross-pollination between readers, writers, thinkers, and educators across borders.
Jill Schoolman, Publisher, will be in attendance. After working at other publishing houses, Schoolman realized she had a knack and passion for bringing foreign literature to the American market, and decided to establish Archipelago Books and pursue only international titles.

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Also coming up… Temple University Press, January 18, 2018

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