Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 during the Summer of Love, when San Francisco was the capital of renegade publishing. In the four decades since, the company has grown into an international publisher with a signature style recognized around the globe. Today Chronicle Books publishes more than 300 books and stationery products each year for children and adults, in print and digital formats, and many titles hit the bestseller lists regularly. Still very much the offspring of an eclectic era, the company’s books show it. Chronicle Books creates publishing that catches eyes and hearts with a roster of beautiful, surprising, and inspiring books that beg to be picked up and touched as they make people look—and think—twice.
Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.