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Arcadia Publishing
Parent company Lezen
Founded 1993
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Charleston, South Carolina
Distribution self-distributed
Key people David Steinberger, CEO
Publication types Books
Imprints The History Press, Legendary Locals
No. of employees 108

Arcadia Publishing is an American publisher. They publish neighborhood, local, and regional history of the United States in pictorial form. Arcadia Publishing also owns the History Press, which publishes text-driven books on American history and folklore.


It was created in Dover, New Hampshire, in 1993 by United Kingdom-based Tempus Publishing. It became independent after being bought by its CEO in 2004. The company office is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

It has a catalog of more than 12,000 titles, and it—along with its subsidiary, The History Press—publishes 900 new titles every year.

In May 2017, Arcadia bought Palmetto Publishing Group, a Charleston-based self-publishing service that had been in business since 2015.

In 2018, Arcadia was bought by Lezen, a new company owned by Lili and Michael Lynton.

The History Press

The History Press is a subsidiary publishing house that is owned by Arcadia. Its books are mostly about "narratives of local heroes, tragic losses, collections of homegrown recipes, historic mysteries, and everything in between."

The History Press was originally a US subsidiary of the UK-based publisher of the same name. In 2014, the US-based part of The History Press was sold to Arcadia Publishing.

Legendary Locals

Legendary Locals is an imprint of The History Press.

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