Vintage Books


Vintage Books is a trade paperback publishing imprint established in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Vintage Books
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Parent companyKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Random House)
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
FounderAlfred A. Knopf Sr.
Country of originUnited States, United Kingdom
Headquarters locationNew York City
ImprintsVintage Classics, Vintage Contemporaries, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Vintage International

The company was purchased by Random House publishing in April 1960, and is a subdivision of Random House. In 1990, Vintage UK was set up in the United Kingdom. After Random House merged with Bantam Doubleday Dell, Doubleday's Anchor Books trade paperback line was added to the same division as Vintage.[1]

Vintage began publishing some mass-market paperback books in 2003.[2]

Notable authorsEdit

First editionsEdit

Vintage Books have "First Edition" printed on the copyright page with a '1' that is present.[3]


  1. ^ Carvajal, Doreen (1999-05-28). "Bertelsmann Is Reorganizing Random House". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  2. ^ "Doubleday, Knopf Form Mass Market Line". Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  3. ^ "Vintage Books - First Edition Identification and Publisher Information". Retrieved 2021-02-27.

External linksEdit

  • Doubleday, Vintage Team with Production Company on New Imprint
  • Vintage Books
  • Vintage Books UK
  • Publishing history timeline