Running Press


Running Press is an American publishing company and member of the Perseus Books Group. The publisher's offices are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with many of the corporate functions taking place in Perseus' New York City headquarters. It was co-founded by Stuart "Buz" Teacher; and his brother, Lawrence "Larry" Teacher, who died in March 2014.[1]

Running Press
Parent companyPerseus Books Group
Founded1972; 50 years ago (1972)
FounderStuart “Buz” and Larry Teacher
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsBlack Dog & Leventhal

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers became an imprint of Running Press in 2017.[2]

Select bibliographyEdit

  • Running Press Miniature Editions, 2" by 2" hardcover books (many of them abridgements of bestsellers and often sold as impulse or gift purchases at checkout counters)
  • Sneaky Chef cookbook series by Missy Chase Lapine[3]
  • Images coloring book series, by Roger Burrows
  • Wisdom to Grow On, Charles J. Acquisto (2006)
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, ILYA (2006)
  • Cathy's Book, Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman (2006)
  • The Way of the Wiseguy, Joseph D. Pistone (2004)
  • The Real Mad Men: The Renegades of Madison Avenue and the Golden Age of Advertising, Andrew Cracknell[4]
  • Michael Jackson's complete guide to Single Malt Scotch, Michael Jackson. ISBN 0-7624-0731-X
  • Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin (2005)
  • Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook, Teresa Giudice (2010)
  • Seventeen's Ultimate Style Guide, Ann Shoket and the Editors of Seventeen (2011)[5]
  • Dumbemployed, Phil Edwards and Matt Kraft (2011)
  • Seven Wonders, Ben Mezrich (2014)

In 2012, Comedy Central contracted to create a publishing imprint with Running Press, including books by Denis Leary and Tosh.0.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Lawrence Teacher, 72, Philadelphia publisher and talented artist". 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  2. ^ "J.P. Leventhal to Step Down After 25 Years". Hachette Book Group. 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  3. ^ "Writing Despite Seinfeld Suit". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  4. ^ "'Mad Men' books hit shelves". 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  5. ^ "Running Press Book Publishers and Seventeen Magazine Team Up for Unique Book Project - PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/". Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  6. ^ "Comedy Central is going to publish books now · Newswire · The A.V. Club". 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Finding aid to the Running Press records at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries