Salem Press found its first home on Fifth Avenue in New York City, directly across the street from the New York Public Library, a perfect location for conducting research and for learning about the market for reference books. Between 1952 and 1975, Salem Press had an agreement with publisher Harper & Row, and together they published eleven reference titles, Harper & Row in a trade reference edition, Salem Press simultaneously in a library edition.

They offer traditional print products, e-books, and online subscription databases designed for use at public, school, and college libraries. We continue in our effort to provide quality reference resources that respond to the needs of the library community. What began as a one-book publishing company more than fifty years ago has developed into an independent library reference book publisher known to librarians nationwide.


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