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Who We Are

Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.


What We Do

As soon as you pick up our publishing, we want you to be able to tell that what you're holding comes from us. We consider every detail, and ask questions like these: does the design support and enhance the content? How does it feel in your hands? What special touches can we add to make it an object you'll treasure? We apply this approach to everything we make, whether it’s a book, journal, game, ebook, or our newest invention.


Where We Do It

Based in San Francisco, our headquarters are in an old maritime machine shop and warehouse. There are 4 floors: one for sales, marketing, and operations, one for editorial and contracts, another for design and production, and meeting space where we all come together. There’s even a storefront you can visit. Stop by the next time you’re in town and bring your favorite tote, or take home one of ours.


How You Can Find Us

We’ve often been told "I see your books everywhere" and that’s just how we like it—you'll find our telltale spectacles on store shelves of all kinds, all over the world. We also have our own retail locations where you can explore our latest and greatest, as well as a home base in London. Once you start looking, you can’t miss us. Wherever you are, we invite you to see things differently too.


Other Outstanding Brands

We are fortunate to be a premiere distribution house so that you can buy all your favorite brands under one umbrella. With your Chronicle Books order, you can include these stellar brands as part of one amazing order: the Creative Company, Galison/Mudpuppy/Christian Lacroix, Hardie Grant/Quadrille, Laurence King, Levine Querido, Princeton Architectural Press, and Twirl.