Since its founding in 1998, Encounter Books has served as a vital counterweight to a publishing establishment that is overwhelmingly beholden to progressive pieties on vital issues ranging from national security and economic growth to the environment, free speech, and the rule of law. In its two decades of existence, Encounter has not only published scores of books that reaffirm the vital tenets of Western civilization, it has also demonstrated the continuing relevance of thoughtful books to the course of public debate on the defining issues of our time.
Twenty years have given us much to celebrate. With over three million books shipped, titles held in some 20,000 libraries and academic institutions, and a roster of distinguished conservative thinkers from Conrad Black, John Bolton, Robert Bork, William F. Buckley Jr., Peter Collier, Daniel Hannan, Victor Davis Hanson, and Gertrude Himmelfarb to Heather Mac Donald, Andrew C. McCarthy, Michael Novak, Jason L. Riley, Thomas Sowell, and John Yoo (and may I mention Roger Kimball?), Encounter has established itself as America’s premier intellectual conservative imprint and as a formidable force in the world of ideas.
It has been a privilege to have had a hand in preserving and cultivating the intellectual and moral resources that undergird our civilization. As a not-for-profit publisher in a competitive media marketplace, Encounter Books relies on the support of our loyal community of friends and readers to advance our publishing program. I am deeply grateful for your help in making our work possible.
President and Publisher