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Quayside Publishing Group: Books for Enthusiasts

Cool Springs Press is a member of Quayside (pronounced key•side) Publishing Group, which represents a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to providing quality print and e-books to its readers. Formed in 2004 upon Rockport Publishers’ acquisition of Creative Publishing international, the Quayside Publishing Group now encompasses:

Book Sales

In the business of publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 50 years, Book Sales imprints include Chartwell Books, Wellfleet Press, Castle Books, Knickerbocker Press, Alva Press, and Blue & Grey. All publish high quality illustrated books or reprints. Categories include novels, cookbooks, history, juvenile, fine art, art instruction, how-to craft books, natural history, gardening, Civil War, militaria, and more.

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Cool Springs Press

Cool Springs Press is the leading publisher of state and local gardening information in the United States. In addition to gardening, Cool Springs Press publishes books and creates products on birding, cooking, canning, and preserving.

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Creative Publishing international

CPi specializes in visually stunning books for a hands-on world. They are a worldwide leader of how-to books on topics including home improvement, home decorating, sewing and crafting, and the outdoors. For more than 20 years, CPi has developed illustrated, step-by-step books branded with nationally recognized names like Black & Decker and Singer.

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Fair Winds Press

In 2001 Rockport Publishers launched Fair Winds Press to publish quality illustrated trade paperbacks by top authorities in the fields of nutrition, general health, parenting, and fitness as well as history, Freemasonry and true crime. Packed with content and how-to photography, each book offers an illustrated alternative in competitive subject areas with a depth of resources not found in other books or on the Internet.

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Motorbooks is the world's leading publisher of books and calendars for the transportation enthusiast.

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MVP Books

MVP Books offers distinctive, high-quality books for the sports and fitness enthusiast, including illustrated works, narrative nonfiction, and how-to guides.

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Quarry Books

Quarry Books, launched in 2004, provides practical reference for enthusiasts in many categories including crafts, food, pet care, and hobbies.

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Quayside Distribution Services

In addition to the publication of its own titles, MBI distributes titles for specialist publishers from around the world. This distribution business, now branded Quayside Distribution Services, represents more than two dozen client publishers.

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Quiver is a boutique imprint that first offered books and kits in the fall of 2006 for couples who want to take their sex lives to the next level. Quiver celebrates erotic pleasure and intimacy through beautiful, sophisticated photography and titillating, yet practical, text.

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Rockport Publishers

Rockport Publishers was founded in 1984, and soon established itself as an esteemed publisher of high quality graphic design and craft books. Rockport’s illustrated source books for professional designers and artisans present the best design work from around the world.

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Voyageur Press

Voyageur Press publishes books and calendars on subjects ranging from music to crafts, American heritage, country lifestyle, horses, railroads, and more.

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Walter Foster Publishing

For more than 85 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing art instructional books and activity kits to artists of all ages and abilities.

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Zenith Press

Zenith Press publishes both illustrated and narrative books on subject matters including military history, aviation and space, current events, and world politics.

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Quayside Publishing Top Five

Art of War



Treasures of the NRA National Firearms Museum



Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History



American Auto Legends: Classics of Style and Design



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