Bookworks was founded in February, 2005 and published
its first book (the People magazine tribute Remembering
Johnny, produced in three hairy days) the very same month.
Though the high-speed publication is one of our specialties, when
we have the time to reflect, we create the kinds of books that
we’d want to read. . . which at least guarantees an audience
of six. These days, that can mean anything from children’s,
tween, and teen books to parenting, wellness and psychology titles;
cooking and crafts to pop culture and media tie-ins. We like to
find interesting people who are doing cool things and figure out
how to translate those “things” into a book. And similarly,
we work with our favorite brands to bring their content, know-how,
and sensibility to the printed page. We’re also exploring
new formats for those occasions when the form really needs to
follow the function of a book.
mission is to make great books for children and adults—books
that are well written, rigorously edited, and smartly designed;
books that inspire people to get out and do something, or stay
home and read; books that make people laugh or learn (or both!);
books that make the world a prettier, smarter, tastier, happier
always eager to work with publishers—to run with a concept
or brand, to take over projects that are too labor-intensive to
handle in-house, or to crash things out on an unthinkable schedule.
website remains a work-in-progress, so please come back—or
better yet, come downtown to meet with us in person!