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Quarto Publishing Group USA

Quarto Publishing Group USA: Books for Enthusiasts

Motorbooks is a member of Quarto Publishing Group USA, which represents a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to providing quality print and e-books to its readers. Formed in 2004 upon Rockport Publishers’ acquisition of Creative Publishing international, the Quarto Publishing Group USA now encompasses:

Aurum Publishing Group

The Aurum Publishing Group is comprised of Aurum Press, Frances Lincoln, Jacqui Small and Union Books. Frances Lincoln produces stationery products and illustrated books with emphasis on gardening, the outdoors, art, architecture, cookery, design and landscape. Aurum Press focuses on history, entertainment and sport. Jacqui Small titles feature interiors, food, drink, craft, and gardening. Union Books is an unapologetically upmarket and intellectually ambitious imprint which was set up in 2011 and focuses on literary non-fiction.

Book Sales

In the business of publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 50 years, Book Sales imprints include Chartwell Books, Wellfleet Press, Castle Books, Knickerbocker Press, Alva Press, and Blue & Grey. All publish high quality illustrated books or reprints. Categories include novels, cookbooks, history, juvenile, fine art, art instruction, how-to craft books, natural history, gardening, Civil War, militaria, and more.

Cool Springs Press

Cool Springs Press is America's leading publisher of highly illustrated home and garden books for the homeowner enthusiast. It publishes many of the industry's all-time best sellers on gardening, do-it-yourself home repair and remodeling, landscaping, home decor, and outdoor living. It is also an increasing source of trusted digital on-line information for major manufacturers and retailers.

Creative Publishing international

Creative Publishing international specializes in visually stunning, how-to books books for needle artists, sewers, quilters and crafters. For more than 20 years, CPi has taught crafters, not just step by step, but every step to making beautiful hand made wearables, accessories, home decor and sugar crafts.

Fair Winds Press

Fair Winds Press offers nonfiction books in a range of practical categories, including nutrition & cookery, fitness, parenting, beauty, treating sickness, mental health, and using new medicine.


Motorbooks is one of the world’s leading transportation publishers, covering subjects from classic motorcycles to collector and enthusiast cars to heavy equipment to racing. We satisfy our customers’ high expectations by hiring top writers and photographers and presenting their work in handsomely designed books that work hard in the shop and look good on the coffee table.

MVP Books

MVP Books publishes quality books for enthusiasts on a wide range of sports and fitness topics, from baseball and football to surfing and basketball. These include extensive team histories as large-format giftbooks, reference books, narratives and memoirs.

Quarry Books

Quarry Books provides high-end, beautifully designed, visual inspiration and reference books on art, crafts, food, pet care, and lifestyle topics for aspiring artists, artisan hobbyists, food enthusiasts, DIYers, and makers.

Quayside Distribution Services

In addition to the publication of its own titles, Quayside distributes titles for specialist publishers from around the world. This distribution business, now branded Quayside Distribution Services, represents more than two dozen client publishers.


Quiver is a boutique imprint that offers books and card decks for couples wanting to take their sex lives to the next level. Quiver’s books celebrate erotic pleasure and intimacy through beautiful, sophisticated photography and inspiring text.

Race Point Publishing

Race Point Publishing is dedicated to publishing high quality illustrated books in a variety of subjects ranging from Art, Cooking and Craft to Entertainment, Performing Arts and Pop-Culture as well as History, Transportation and Travel. As a general interest publisher of illustrated books we strive to balance both form and function to deliver authoritative content in a beautiful package that will delight and inspire the consumer.

Rockport Publishers

Looking for the latest in design industry trends or graphic art reference? There's a book for that at Rockport Publishers. Rockport creates beautifully illustrated source books for professional designers and artisans of all types. Rockport’s books present the best in design work from around the world and bring readers inside the world’s most talented design and art studios to see how the work gets done and the inspiration that lies behind each finished piece.

Voyageur Press

Established in 1972, Minneapolis-based Voyageur Press publishes high-quality books and calendars that illuminate, inform, and instruct on the appreciation and preservation of American heritage and culture—authentic American life, including pop culture, music, film, sports, cooking, lifestyle, and regional topics.

Walter Foster Publishing

For more than 85 years, Walter Foster Publishing has been providing art instructional books and activity kits to artists of all ages and abilities.

Zenith Press

Zenith Press publishes historical nonfiction in narrative, illustrated, and graphic formats.  Building on a core of 19th and 20th century military history in America, Zenith also publishes titles on the history of aviation, technology, and science, and also in selected areas of cultural and social history—all with a distinctly American angle.  From a narrative of a famed American WWII flying squadron to an illustrated celebration of NASA's famed Space Shuttle program to a cultural history of moonshine in the 19th and 20th centuries, Zenith books are engaging American stories with a firm historical foundation.