Quarry BooksQuarry Books
An offshoot of Rockport Publishers, Quarry Books was started in 1997 to extend Rockport Publishers' business to a non-professional audience. Dedicated to providing instruction and inspiration to creative makers everywhere, Quarry Books offers authoritative, beautifully designed and illustrated inspiration and reference books for a wide range of enthusiasts including artists, illustrators, crafters, and cooks on subjects ranging from beekeeping and bread making to dog training and doll making.
Contact Info
Quarry Books
100 Cummings Center
Suite 406-L
Beverly, MA 01915
USA
         
Contact: Winnie Prentiss
Title: V.P., Group Publisher
Tel: +1 978 282 9590
Fax: +1 978 282 7765
Email: winnie.prentiss@quartous.com

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Quarry Books publishes instructional books in a range of categories: cooking, crafts, and pets. We’re pleased to look over your book query, and if your book idea fits into our focus areas we will contact you for more details.

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July 15, 2015
The Associated Press reports that adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. A story by the AP's Beth J. Hapaz on the coloring book craze and Quarto Publishing Group's part in it has been published in more than 100 outlets across the country. Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of QuartoKnows.com, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
June 16, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Lerner Publisher Services, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, today announced a new partnership with Quarto Library, a new imprint of library bound titles, to be the exclusive USA and Canadian distributor of their fall frontlist titles to the school and public library markets beginning August 2015. Lerner Publisher Services will grow sales for Quarto Library by leveraging the market reach, expertise, and reputation for exceptional quality and customer service that has made Lerner Publishing Group a leader in independent children's book publishing for 55 years. Read More.
May 19, 2015
Publishers Weekly reported on the latest craze in publishing with a feature on the popularity of coloring books. Featured in the story was information on The Quarto Publishing Group's coloring book program. Quarto will easily have a million adult coloring books in print this year, with the market continuing to surge, said Ken Fund, president and CEO of Quarto, a publisher of illustrated and creative titles. Those sales are being led by its Zen Coloring Book series, which includes the bestselling Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy, both by art therapist Lacy Mucklow with art by Angela Porter. The books have gone back to press 10 times in the past six months, for a total of more than 275,000 copies worldwide. "We imagined the books would appeal to adults looking to relax. But we never expected the responses we've received from people battling serious medical conditions," added editorial director Jeannine Dillon, who came up with the idea for the series after coloring with her four-year-old son. Read More.
May 12, 2015
With their popularity soaring, coloring books are giving adults a chance to relax and be creative, while reducing stress. NBC Nightly News featured several Quarto Publishing Group coloring books in a May 11 report. The story includes an interview with Quarto artist Lisa Congdon as well as a coloring book group in Chicago. Read More.
April 16, 2015
In the introduction to her book "Global Meatballs: Around the World in 100-Plus Boundary-Breaking Recipes," Adeline Myers celebrates the imperfections that make these "humble, misshapen rounds" a home kitchen favorite. Read More.
April 1, 2015
Bonnie Benwick of the Washington Post profiled Claudine Pepin on March 27. Pepin talked about cooking for kids and her new book, Kids Cook French. Read More.
March 19, 2015
The National Science Teachers Association has recommended Kitchen Science Lab for Kids by Liz Heineke. Read More.
February 6, 2015
Jesse Genet, author of the upcoming Quarry Books title Print with Light: Easy DIY Techniques and Projects for Printing with Photo-Sensitive Dyes, will present her Inkodye line to the sharks on ABC-TV's Shark Tank on Feb. 13, 2015. Read More.
October 3, 2014
Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, appeared on Fox & Friends to share some experiments from her new book. Read More.
September 19, 2014
Jonathon Sawyer, author of Noodle Kids by Quarry Books, has been named one of the best chefs to follow on Instagram. Read More.
September 17, 2014
Starting in October, KQED-TV will begin production on Jacques Pepin's final TV cooking series, Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul. Pepin's daughter, Claudine, wrote the new Quarry Books title, Kids Cook French, with illustrations by her father. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.
February 21, 2014
Inspired by the release of three "big name, beautifully done" beer books this January, Quayside Publishing Group, which specializes in illustrated nonfiction, has declared the month of March to be Beer Book Month. Shelf Awareness reported that Quayside has also brewed up a corresponding blog, beerbookmonth.com, which has been featuring excerpts and selections from its beer titles since January. Read More.
February 17, 2014
British beer author and blogger Ron Pattinson will tour the Northeast this March to promote his new book, The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer. The 160-page edition from Quarry Books explores classic beer styles (pale ale, porter, stock ale, burton ale, table beer, etc.) and includes recipes for recreating these beers as they were brewed between 1800 and 1950. Read More.
January 27, 2014
The Las Vegas Review-Journal featured the Raw Blueberry Cream Tart recipe from Pies and Tarts with Heart in a January issue. Read More.
January 20, 2014
Zuppa Pavese (Poached Egg Soup) was the featured recipe in a recent edition of the Washington Post Food Section. The recipe comes from The Soupmaker's Kichen by Aliza Green. Read More.
December 16, 2013
When it comes to raising homegrown produce, patience is required—unless you grow sprouts. A snap to cultivate indoors, these tasty germinated seeds provide you with fast good-for-you food. So begins the Parade.com article about Homegrown Sprouts, by Rita Galchus. The story gives a quick overview of how to grow sprouts for home use, including supplies needed and uses for different types of sprouts. Read More.
December 12, 2013
The Soupmaker's Kitchen: How to Save Your Scraps, Prepare a Stock, and Craft the Perfect Pot of Soup, by Aliza Green, is No. 2 on the Washington Post's Best Cookbooks of 2013 list. Read More.
May 17, 2013
If an artist is not necessarily someone who is lonely, starving and unstable, then what does an artist look like? Can an artist actually live in abundance? Those are the questions asked by blogger Jess Green in a recent post at The Huffington Post. The answer: Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting for Quarry Press. Read More.
March 18, 2013
Amy Rice, author of Playing with Stencils, recently shared two sneak peeks from her book with the Design Sponge blog. Read More.
February 15, 2013
Jo Packham, author of Pieography, will be holding a couple of book signings at Costco in March. Read More.
January 28, 2013
Making Artisan Pasta is one of the top six cookbooks in Cooking Light's Best Technique and Equipment category. The list is one of 12 categories in the magazine's list of Top 100 cookbooks over the past 25 years. Read More.
December 10, 2012
Making Artisan Pasta is one of the top cookbooks of 2012, according to the Washington Post. Read More.
October 29, 2012
Elizabeth LaBau loves candy. Always has. Used to lug a pillowcase along on her childhood Halloween trick-or-treating treks. Now the new mom is busy encouraging others to have fun with candy-making in "The Sweet Book of Candy Making" and as the "guide to candy" at candy.about.com. Read More.
October 19, 2012
Mati Rose McDonough, Author of Daring Adventures in Paint, was featured on the Creative Living with Jamie podcast recently. Read More.
October 18, 2012
The term "extreme beer" is difficult to define. Is it high strength? Weird ingredients? Freaky style-mashups? Whatever extreme beer may be, Sam Calagione, author of Extreme Brewing, A Deluxe Edition with 14 New Homebrew Recipes, is the high priest of it. Read More.
October 10, 2012
Lilla Rogers, author of the upcoming book "I Just Like to Make Things," can turn what may seem impossible into something that can be accomplished. Read More.
October 8, 2012
Carla Sonheim, author of Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals, will appear at Ravenna Third Place Books in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 18. Read More.
October 8, 2012
Author Gary Lincoff has been working on his new book, "Joy of Foraging," for more than 40 years. Read More.
October 8, 2012
Bartender Katie Loeb believes anyone who can shop, boil water, measure ingredients and operate basic kitchen equipment can make their own garden-fresh cocktails. Her book, "Shake, Stir, Pour - Fresh Homegrown Cocktails," includes step-by-step photos of some of the more complicated techniques for those still shaky around a shaker. Read More.
September 26, 2012
Susan Schwake, author of Art Lab for Kids, is also a baker. Her recipe for blueberry coffee cake was recently featured on Design Sponge. Read More.
September 26, 2012
Kim Flottum, author of The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook, offered readers of Mother Earth News tips on producing and selling honey. Read More.
September 19, 2012
CraftFoxes, a social network for people who love crafts, is proud to host Deborah Burger, author of Crochet 101, as an crochet expert for the week of November 5. Read More.
September 14, 2012
Katie Loeb, author of Shake, Stir, Pour, was named the grand prize winner of the Barenjager Bartender Competition September 11 in New York. Read More.
September 10, 2012
The Squam Art Fair Fall Show is Saturday, September 15, and promises to be a big night for crafters and artisans of all kinds. Read More.
August 15, 2012
Katie Loeb, author of "Shake, Stir, Pour: Fresh Homegrown Cocktails," spoke with Joy Cardin of Wisconsin Public Radio about her craft cocktail recipes. She's a bartender, sommelier, and a creator of craft cocktails. Read More.
July 18, 2012
Alex Lewin, author of Real Food Fermentation, explains to the Boston Globe that the popularity of fermentation is a part of the rise in the interest in cooking and food in the U.S. Read More.
July 18, 2012
Author of Art Lab for Kids, Susan Schwake, is now writing a regular Art Lab for Kids post, twice a month at the Illustration Friday blog. Look for sneak peeks from the book as well as loads of other exciting art ideas for kids! Read More.
July 18, 2012
Art Lab for Kids has received a resounding thumbs up from NickJr. Australia. Yvette Hamilton says the book is "destined to become a family heirloom because of it's timeless collection of really practical, fun and engaging art projects - suitable for kids of all ages." Read More.
July 16, 2012
Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting, has found inspiration for her art in the Indonesian island of Bali. Read More.
July 13, 2012
Although she has long harbored artistic aspirations, it wasn't until Maine native Mati Rose McDonough moved to San Francisco in 2000 that she became determined to make art her livelihood. Now she's a successful artist and author with her book Daring Adventures in Paint. Read More.
July 12, 2012
Blogger Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati Rose McDonough, author of Daring Adventures in Paint, are good friends and admirers of each others' work. Read More.
July 11, 2012
Millicent Souris, author of How to Build a Better Pie, appeared on WGN-TV to share some of her tips on making a better, flakier pie. Read More.
July 6, 2012
Teahouse Studio, founded by three artists including Mati Rose McDonough, is a shared studio space that is used by the arts community of Berkeley, California. Apartment Therapy blog took a look at the studio and its offerings. Read More.
June 22, 2012
Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, author of Painted Pages, talks to Heather Smith Jones in the Poppytalk Blog about her journey as an artist, from a child to the "many hats" she wears now as painter, author, and instructor. Read More.
May 23, 2012
Crafty lady Tammy Powley is a mild-mannered English teacher by day and crochet maven and craft book writer after hours. Read More.
May 11, 2012
Blogger Kelly Rae Roberts says Flora Bowley's new book Brave Intuitive Painting "will give you insight and tools and techniques on how to uncover your own rhythm of unfolding, taking risk, and trusting the painting process." Read More.
May 7, 2012
With demand for goat meat driving a market boom in this country, a few farmers are getting in the goat business and trying the meat for themselves. The Meat Goat Handbook, by Yvonne Zweede-Tucker, aims to help producers get into the business. Read More.
May 7, 2012
Gabriel Campanario, author of The Art of Urban Sketching, discusses how he got started as an artist and what he looks for when sketching in an interview with Gail Wheatley at CultureVixen. Read More.
April 27, 2012
Forget the camera. A growing number of travelers are using a pencil to capture vacation memories. "Sketching makes for a richer travel experience," says Seattle journalist and author of The Art of Urban Sketching Gabriel Campanario. Read More.
April 24, 2012
Katie Loeb has developed a reputation for mixing great cocktails during her years behind the bar, and Philadelphia's booze crowd happily shows up to place drink orders wherever she lands behind the stick. In addition to wrangling spirits, Loeb has a way with words. This summer, her first book will be published. Read More.
April 17, 2012
Gabriel Campanario, whose work has appeared for years in the Seattle Times under the byline "Seattle Sketcher," and in his Urban Sketcher blog, will share sketching tips at the Seattle Public Library at 1 p.m. April 29. Read More.
April 17, 2012
Have you hit a creative roadblock? In his new book, "Unstuck," Noah Scalin presents 52 inspiring prompts designed for any field and any level of experience. Read More.
March 5, 2012
The Hartford Knitting Examiner has recommended Knitting 101 as "perfect for someone new to knitting as well as someone needing a refresher course." Read More.
February 27, 2012
Veronica Lawlor, author of One Drawing a Day, will be participating in a drawing event and workshop at Etsy in New York on March 8. Read More.
February 10, 2012
An easy-to-follow video shows how to cover a cake with fondant using texture mats. Read More.
February 10, 2012
Andy Husbands, author of Wicked Good Barbecue, will be teaching a cooking class at the Clarke Culinary Center in Milford, MA, on March 8. Read More.
January 31, 2012
Jason Thompson, author of Playing With Books, was featured in an Associated Press article on crafting using old books. Read More.
January 31, 2012
Dr. Grymm, author of 1,000 Steampunk Creations, was called upon to help sell a unique New York apartment in a recent episode of HGTV's Selling New York. Read More.
January 27, 2012
Paula Moliver, the Hartford Knitting Examiner, says Creative Pilgrimage "is an exploration of artful gatherings and discovery of innovative art techniques, enjoyed by both the teachers and students." Read More.
January 24, 2012
"Inspired by," an exhibit of the art appearing in Art Lab for Kids, along with many of the original pieces that inspired the art, will open March 5 at artstream studio in Rochester, NH. Read More.
January 24, 2012
Style Substance Soul, an online community for women, has recommended Knitting 101 as a great resource for someone who wants to learn to knit. Read More.
January 24, 2012
Mati Rose McDonough, author of Daring Adventures in Paint, will be featured in the Creative Courage course offered by Stephanie Levy of A Studio with a View. Read More.
January 24, 2012
Alena Hennessy, author of Cultivating Your Creative Life, is now at home in the Asheville, NC, River Arts District. Read More.
January 19, 2012
Holistic Horse Magazine says The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses "will help those intrigued by but unfamiliar with nontraditional methods of maintaining equine health, preventing and treating equine illness, and alleviating pain." Read More.
January 6, 2012
Dog Lover's Daily Companion offers some helpful tips for getting a good night's sleep, even with you dog as a bed partner. Read More.
January 6, 2012
Noah Scalin, author of Unstuck, offers tips on how to get out of that creative rut in a post on Etsy. Read More.
January 6, 2012
Zimbio.com says 101 Dog Tricks is the largest dog trick book on the market and offers "great ways to bond with your dog and help him integrate into your family." Read More.
January 6, 2012
Happy Together blog recommends the "great little projects to whip up fast" that are featured in Palm-Size Softies by Creative Publishing international. Read More.
December 14, 2011
Unstuck author Noah Scalin has been commissioned to design limited edition prints as the official company holiday gift for O+M Co. in New York. Read More.
December 12, 2011
Every Artist has a story. Artistically Speaking Blog Talk Radio shared the story of Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, author of Painted Pages is a painter who's mixed media paintings are layered with found images, fragments of text from old books, and pieces of outdated maps. Join us as we discuss everyting about her creative life and lifestyle...we also look into the pages of her new book: Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media. Read More.
December 12, 2011
Noah Scalin, author of Unstuck and 365, shares tips with the Etsy Blog for overcoming artistic blocks. Read More.
November 30, 2011
That Artist Woman Blog was "truly amazed" by Noah Scalin's new book, Unstuck. Read More.
November 30, 2011
About.com says Knitting Socks From Around the World offers "a nice collection of patterns to chose and learn from if you're a big fan of ethnic knitting and knitting history." Read More.
November 30, 2011
About.com says Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers is good for knitters who "might be new to knitting mittens or hats but who are also adventurous enough to venture out on their own design-wise." Read More.
November 30, 2011
About.com says 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats is "brimming with inspiration for designers of hats and other projects." Read More.
November 30, 2011
"If you like knowing about the amazing projects other knitters are up to (often chronicled in my "Knitting in the News" features), you're sure to enjoy Lela Nargi's Astounding Knits: 101 Spectacular Knitting Creations and Daring Feats," says Sarah E. White of About.com. Read More.
November 16, 2011
Noah Scalin, author of Unstuck, was the guest at a "meet the author" event at the New York Public Library November 17. Read More.
November 16, 2011
BoingBoing.net featured Unstuck, a new book by Noah Scalin, on November 15. Read More.
November 14, 2011
PatternReview.com, the leading independent online social network for people who sew, marks its 10th anniversary on November 19. PatternReview members from around the world meet regularly and the best tips from its members were recently published by Creative Publishing international in the book 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips. All royalties from the sale of the book go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Read More.
November 14, 2011
Actor Wil Wheaton, who starred in Stand by Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation can't get enough of The Brewer's Apprentice. Read More.
November 9, 2011
Garden Up! and Unfurling have been named to the Amazon Best Books of 2011 List. Read More.
November 8, 2011
The Hartford Knitting Examiner calls The Granny Square Book a "book about timeless techniques and fresh ideas for crocheting square by square." Read More.
November 8, 2011
An Associated Press feature profiles Jenne Giles, author of Felt Fashion: Couture Projects from Garments to Accessories. Read More.
November 4, 2011
Author of 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art, Dr. Grymm, was recognized in a CBS New story. Both his book and website were featured in the article. Read More.
November 4, 2011
Stefanie Girard, author of Sweater Surgery and blogger at the Craftside blog, was part of the program during the Burbank READS program, coordinated by the Burbank, California, Public Library. Read More.
November 4, 2011
The Brewer's Apprentice was one of three brewing books to catch eye of California's brewing community because it features West Coast brewers. Read More.
October 27, 2011
One Drawing a Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration & Mixed Media, written by New York City USK Correspondent Veronica Lawlor, was featured by UrbanSketchers.org. Read More.
October 24, 2011
Gary Lincoff, author of The Complete Mushroom Hunter and The Joy of Foraging, is featured in an article in the New York Times' City Room blog about the bumper crop of mushrooms in New York this fall due to all of the rainfall. Read More.
October 24, 2011
The Whoopidooing blog says "Unfurling is a workshop in book form, offering a unique mix of inspiration and technique exercises to get your creative juices flowing. This book is for any creative person who wishes to open up more to the process of making art." Read More.
October 14, 2011
"Whether you're considering chickens or have a brood already, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide will open your eyes to a world of feathered possibilities," according to a review in Shelf Awareness. Read More.
October 14, 2011
The Providence Journal featured Benjamin Coleman, author of Origami 101, in a story about his love of teaching the art of origami. Read More.
October 13, 2011
Are you attending New York Comic Con? We'll be there. Read More.
October 11, 2011
Cecilia Cohen, author of The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook, was featured on C8C Artistically Speaking Radio with Rebecca Parsons. Read More.
October 11, 2011
Several authors of craft books published by Quayside Publishing Group will be featured on C8C Artistically Speaking Radio with Rebecca Parsons over the next few months. Read More.
September 21, 2011
Charles Haine, author of The Urban Biking Handbook, will speak at ArcWorks Community Art Center in downtown Peabody, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 24th at 2pm. Read More.
September 21, 2011
Carla Sonheim, author of Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists, shares a drawing project using ink, toilet paper and an eye dropper. Read More.
September 21, 2011
Cara's Cravings, a popular food blog not just for vegans and vegetarians, calls The Vegan Slow Cooker a gem that "contains over 100 recipes sure to satisfy all kinds of eaters and cooks." Read More.
September 14, 2011
Author Noah Scalin wrote a preview of his new book Unstuck on the blog Another Limited Rebellion. The book will be released in November. Read More.
September 14, 2011
Lexi Boeger, author of Intertwined, was featured in a story about fiber arts in the Sacramento Bee. Read More.
September 14, 2011
Steve Lagato, a professional food photographer whose credits include Making Artisan Pasta by Aliza Green, shares how to shoot like a pro in the Philadelphia Daily News. Read More.
September 9, 2011
Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, author of Painted Pages, wants readers to know that anyone can be an artist. Read More.
September 9, 2011
Traci Bunkers, author of Print & Stamp Lab and The Art Journal Workshop, has been profiled at CreateMixedMedia.com. Read More.
August 16, 2011
Kyra Sundance, author of 10-Minute Dog Training Games and other pet titles for Quarry Books, will lead a dog-training workshop at Tamar Geller's "Loved Dog" facility in Los Angeles on August 28. Read More.
August 15, 2011
Jeannine Stein of the Los Angeles Times reminisces about her hobby of making books ... and teaches other how to do the same in two books she's written for Quarry Books. Read More.
July 28, 2011
The New York Times reviewed 1,000 Steampunk Creations on July 22, 2011. Read More.
July 14, 2011
Crafters and artists who are following Noah Scalin's 365 project by making something every day can earn a merit badge by sharing a video of their work. Read More.
July 8, 2011
Charles Haine of The Urban Biking Handbook is going to be interviewed on The Down and Dirty radio show hosted by Frank Fontana from HGTV this Sunday, July 10. Read More.
June 30, 2011
Rockport Publishers has launched RockPaperInk.com, a community for designers to come together to share their opinions, creations, and passions for the field. Read More.
June 8, 2011
Maria Popova at The Atlantic calls Drawn In "an absolute, rare kind of treat." Read More.
March 31, 2011
USA Today cited The Fishmonger's Apprentice in an article about the challenges of getting people to eat more fish. Read More.
February 23, 2011
Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists was featured on the February 22 post on The Etsy Blog. Read More.
February 8, 2011
Author Aliza Green will be a guest on the nationally syndicated satellite radio show "Everyday Food" on the Martha Stewart Living Radio channel on Sirius XM. Read More.
November 22, 2010
Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery and author of Extreme Brewing, is starring in the new show "Brew Masters" on the Discovery channel! Read More.
August 10, 2010
Carla Sonheim, painter of girls (mother of boys) is on blogtalkradio's Fiber Arts & Mixed Media program for the launch of her new book: Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun Read More.
March 26, 2010
Quarry and CPi authors will be at Spring 2010 Unique Los Angeles. Read More.
March 22, 2010
Nan Daly and Kay Villa were so enthused by Collage Lab that they set out to recreate all the projects. Read More.