Happy 60th Anniversary, Lerner!

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Did you know that 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Lerner Publishing Group? Harry Lerner founded the company in 1959, and it’s been going strong ever since.

The first series Harry Lerner published was called Medical Books for Children. (You can read more about one of Lerner’s first books in this blog post!) The original plan was to sell bookstores at doctor’s offices, hospital gift shops, department stores, and bookstores. But when Harry noticed that libraries were doing most of the ordering, he changed his plan and started creating informational books with library bindings tough enough to withstand heavy circulation.

Harry Lerner and Adam Lerner
Harry Lerner (L), Founder and Chairman of the Board of Lerner Publishing Group, and Adam Lerner, Publisher and CEO of Lerner Publishing Group, with the Lerner Month Proclamation from the City of Minneapolis

Today Harry’s oldest son, Adam Lerner, is CEO and Publisher of Lerner, while Harry remains Chairman of the Board. To read more about Lerner’s 60th anniversary celebration, read the press release posted on our website and this Publishers Weekly feature.

60th anniversary giveaway!

To mark the occasion, we’re giving away six sets of ten books! Six winners will receive their choice from a variety of collections, including novels and nonfiction titles, favorite graphic novels, and more! Click here to enter before June 30 for your chance to win.

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