The world's leading illustrated book publisher and distribution group
The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Our mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however and whenever they choose. Quarto creates more than 1,500 adult and children's books a year. These books are sold into 35 countries and in 25 languages. Subjects range from Art 'How-To', Graphic Design, and Home Improvement, to Cooking, Gardening, Motoring, and Crafts. In fact, we cover any subject that can be better explained with photographs or illustrations. Put another way, we love making great books and we love selling lots of them to readers as passionate about our subjects as we are.
At the heart of our business is a belief in creative independence that enables us to produce books of an enduring nature that stand the test of time. They are created in many different ways by an ecosystem of our many different contributors, and sell far and wide through our global network of partners. We have more than 400 employees worldwide based in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, across five distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK; Quarto Hong Kong, and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
We invest in intellectual property in a way that no other publisher does. The enduring quality of our books ensures that more than 60% of the Group's turnover comes from backlist with more than 13,000 titles providing a stable revenue stream year after year and enabling us to constantly invest in the highest quality of new books. With a history of embracing disruptive innovation we are uniquely positioned for growth as the industry adapts to new means of marketing, sales and new routes to market.
The Group's headquarters are in London where the Company was founded in 1976 and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1986.