Henry Holt and Company

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Henry Holt and Company
Henry Holt and Company
Parent company Georg Von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Founded 1866
Founder Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books - Hardcover and Paperback
Nonfiction topics Various
Imprints Francis Coady, John Macrae, Metropolitan, Times
Official website www.henryholt.com

Henry Holt and Company is an American book publishing company, in New York City. One of the oldest publishers in the United States, it was founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt.[1] Currently, the company publishes in the fields of American and international fiction, biography, history and politics, science, psychology, and health, as well as books for children's literature. In the US, it operates under Macmillan Publishers.


The company publishes under several imprints including Metropolitan Books, Times Books, Owl Books and Picador. It also publishes under the name of Holt Paperbacks.

The company has published works by renowned authors Erich Fromm, Paul Auster, Hilary Mantel, Robert Frost, Hermann Hesse, Norman Mailer, Herta Müller, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ivan Turgenev and H. G. Wells.

From 1951 to 1985, Holt published the magazine Field & Stream.

Holt merged with Rinehart & Company of New York and the John C. Winston Company of Philadelphia in 1960 to become Holt, Rinehart and Winston. The Wall Street Journal reported on March 1 that Holt stockholders had approved the merger, last of the three approvals. "Henry Holt is the surviving concern, but will be known as Holt, Rinehart, Winston, Inc."[2]

CBS purchased the company in 1967. But in 1985 the group split, and the retail publishing arm along with the Holt name was sold to the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group based in Stuttgart, which has retained Holt as a subsidiary publishing under its original name and in the US it is part of Macmillan Publishers. The educational publishing arm, which retained the Holt, Rinehart and Winston name, was sold to Harcourt.

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  1. Nancy Lewis Tuten. The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. pg.149
  2. "Henry Holt Merger". The Wall Street Journal. March 1, 1960. Page 12.

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