Grey House Publishing launched its first directory The Directory of Mail Order Catalogs in 1981, the year it was founded by its President, Richard Gottlieb, and Publisher, Leslie Mackenzie. Since then Grey House has published over 80 titles, as well as countless annual or semi-annual editions of many of these directories and reference works that subscribers and libraries have come to rely as standards in their fields. The annual Directory of Mail Order Catalogs, for example, still enjoys a robust circulation 28 years after its first edition.
Grey House Publishing offers their directory data in fully searchable Online Databases. Varied search criteria allows for custom searches by Product Category, Geographic Area, Sales Volume, Keyword, Subject and more.