Arcadia Publishing

As the nation’s leading publisher of books of local history and local interest, Arcadia’s mission is to connect people with their past, with their communities and with one another. Arcadia is the home of the iconic sepia-jacketed Images of America series featuring unique hyper-local histories of countless hometowns across all fifty states, as well as such series as American Palate, which focuses on local food, beer and wine, and Haunted America, which retells stories of famous hauntings, one American city and town at a time. Arcadia has an extraordinary catalog of more than 15,000 local titles and publishes 500 new books of local interest and local history each year. Using its proprietary Store Match system, Arcadia can create a highly customized hyper-local book assortment for any storefront in the nation.

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Step right on to Main Street at any point in history, and be immersed in the wonder and unique flavor of life in your town, or any town in America. Every place tells a story….

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Arcadia’s new proprietary YourTown Store Match service provides a complete assortment, unique to your particular store, based on a highly detailed understanding of the local area you serve, and drawing on the more than 15,000 local interest titles published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press. It ensures the right books about the right places are in place for your particular store.


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Announcing Ghostly Tales for Middle Grade Readers!

This is the inaugural series from Arcadia Children’s Books.

Arcadia Children's Books