Harvard Common PressHarvard Common Press

Harvard Common Press strives to provide consumers with accessible, engaging content in the culinary, parenting and lifestyle arenas. Working with topic experts, HCP aims to produce award-winning content that capitalizes on both established and developing trends and has an enduring place on consumer bookshelves.

Contact Info

Harvard Common Press
100 Cummings Center
Suite 406-L
Beverly, MA 01915

Tel: +1 978 282 9590
Fax: +1 978 282 7765

Winnie Prentiss, V.P., Group Publisher
Dan Rosenberg, Editorial Director
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

Our History

Founded in 1976 on the common in Harvard, Massachusetts, Harvard Common Press has established itself as a leading publisher in the cookbook and pregnancy/childbirth arenas. The company has multiple IACP and James Beard award-winning cookbooks, and is well-regarded by both the media and consumers for producing accessible, inspiring culinary content for home cooks. HCP specializes in key areas within its culinary program, including barbecue and grilling, baking, regional/international cooking, single-subject, and appliance cookery, working with leading experts in these areas to produce top-quality cooking content.

Within its pregnancy and childbirth line, Harvard Common Press has had similar success. Two of the company's most popular titles, The Nursing Mother's Companion and The Birth Partner are regarded as indispensable resources for childbirth educators, practitioners and new mothers. The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins, was the first comprehensive handbook on breastfeeding issues ever to be published. Still in print, now in its sixth edition, and with sales topping 1,000,000, The Nursing Mother’s Companion remains the standard in the category.

Harvard Common Press was purchased by The Quarto Publishing Group USA in February 2016

Become a Harvard Common Press Author

Harvard Common Press publishes books in the cookery and pregnancy/childbirth cateories. 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. See our submission guidelines.

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. Read More.
February 9, 2016
Quarto Publishing Group USA is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Harvard Common Press. Effective February 1, 2016, Harvard Common Press will be distributed by the Hachette Book Group. Beginning February 16, 2016, orders for Harvard Common Press product should be sent to Hachette via your preferred medium. 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.