Cool Springs Press

Cool Springs Press is the leading publisher of step-by-step how-to books for both DIY gardening and home improvement. Our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the United States, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site.

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Contact Info

Cool Springs Press
401 Second Avenue North Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tel: +1 612 344 8100
Fax: +1 612 344 8691

Erik Gilg, Group Publisher
Mark Johanson, Editorial Director

Steve Roth, Marketing Manager

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
     Group Rights Director
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations


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Cool Springs Press is the leading publisher of do-it-yourself books for the home and garden category. Written by experts and photographed by professionals, Cool Springs books are known for clear, complete, up-to-date information and color photography of the highest quality in the industry. Among our many offerings you will find the bestselling garden book for the past 30 years and the bestselling home improvement book of the past decade. Our roster also includes the hottest new gardening book in recent years and the nation’s only complete state and regional garden book series.

The Cool Springs Press imprint represents the combined lists and resources of two venerable publishing enterprises. Cool Springs was founded in Nashville more than 30 years ago. Its original mission was to provide state-focused garden guides for Tennessee and the surrounding area. Its scope grew rapidly, however, and Cool Springs was acquired by Quarto Publishing Group USA. Shortly thereafter, the home improvement publishing arm of the Quarto Group was added to the Cool Springs family to create a dynamic new entity with the shared mission of creating and publishing the best home and garden books on the market today. With an enviable list of illustrated step-by-step books that represent the standard of home DIY publishing, as well as our many regional and national gardening titles, we can proudly offer a beautiful, expertly-written book to fit just about any home or garden project you can imagine.

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Latest news

January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.”
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January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity.
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July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group.
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