Encounter Books

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc., which is supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.  Encounter is dedicated to strengthening the marketplace of ideas and engaging in helping to preserve democratic culture.

Encounter Books’ president and publisher is Roger Kimball, who is also editor and publisher of The New Criterion.  Kimball is an art critic for The [London] Spectator and National Review, as well, and is the author, most recently, of The Fortunes of Permanence:  Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia.

Since 2000, Encounter has published more than 120 titles and shipped more than one million books.  Its titles are in the holdings of an estimated 20,000 libraries nationwide and have won several important prizes.  Foreign distributors sell Encounter’s books in their English-language versions in Europe, Australia and the South Pacific, Hong Kong, and Latin America.