Harvard Common Press

Harvard Common Press strives provides consumers with accessible, engaging content in the culinary, parenting, and lifestyle arenas. Working with topic experts, we aim to produce award-winning content that capitalizes on both established and developing trends and has an enduring place on consumer bookshelves.

Contact Details

Harvard Common Press
100 Cummings Center
Suite 265-D
Mail/Deliveries/Packages to Suite 253C
Beverly, MA 01915

Tel: +1 978 282 9590
Fax: +1 978 282 7765

Erik Gilg, Group Publisher
Dan Rosenberg, Editorial Director


Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
     Group Rights Director
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Director of Sales Operation, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

Become a Harvard Common Press Author

Harvard Common Press publishes books in the cookery and pregnancy/childbirth categories. If you have a book idea in one of our focus areas that you’d like to share with us, we’d love to hear it. Please follow the directions in the submission guidelines to submit your proposal.

Our History

Founded in 1976 on the common in Harvard, Massachusetts, Harvard Common Press has established itself as a leading publisher in the cookbook and pregnancy/childbirth arenas.

Harvard Common Press has multiple IACP and James Beard award–winning cookbooks, and is well-regarded by both the media and consumers for producing accessible, inspiring culinary content for home cooks. HCP specializes in key areas within its culinary program, including barbecue and grilling, baking, regional/international cooking, single-subject, and appliance cookery, working with leading experts in these areas to produce top-quality cooking content.

Within its pregnancy and childbirth line, Harvard Common Press has had similar success. Two of the imprint’s most popular titles, The Nursing Mother's Companion and The Birth Partner are regarded as indispensable resources for childbirth educators, practitioners, and new mothers. The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins, was the first comprehensive handbook on breastfeeding issues ever to be published. Still in print, soon going into its eighth edition, and with more than one million copies sold, The Nursing Mother’s Companion remains the standard in the category.

Harvard Common Press was purchased by The Quarto Publishing Group USA in February 2016.

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