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Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing
Industry Books, Publishing
Founded 1993
Headquarters Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Products Books
Number of employees
Arcadia Publishing is an American publisher of local history.[1][2][3]


It was founded in Dover, New Hampshire in 1993 by United Kingdom-based Tempus Publishing, but became independent in 2004. The corporate office is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Its formula for regional publishing is to use local writers or historians to write about their community using 180 to 240 black-and-white photographs with captions and introductory paragraphs in a 128 page book.[4] The Images of America series is the company's largest product line.

Other series include Images of Rail, Images of Sports, Images of Baseball, Black America, Postcard History, Campus History, Corporate History, Legendary Locals, Images of Modern America, and Then & Now.

It has a catalog of more than 8,500 titles in print and hundreds of new titles released every year.[5]


The books are printed in the United States. It handles its own sales and distribution with the following each accounting for one-third of the company's sales:


  1. ^ Histories in the making, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2002
  2. ^ Nolte, Carl. Mini-Americana publisher finds small to be bountiful, San Francisco Chronicle, October 27, 2005
  3. ^ Rice, Mark. Arcadian Visions of the Past, Columbia Journal of American Studies, Volume 9, (Fall 2009), Retrieved September 27, 2010 (analysis of the successful Images of America series)
  4. ^ Hall, Alan. "The Book Is at the Printer!" March 20, 2005 and "Steubenville A Book Written by Librarians" July 3, 2005. Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. Accessed August 24, 2007. Hall is a co-author and describes the process of writing and editing an Acadia book Steubenville ISBN 978-0-7385-3399-5.
  5. ^ About Arcadia Publishing. Accessed 2009-06-11
  6. ^ Milliot, Jim. "Arcadia Publishing Adopts National View" Publishers Weekly, August 9, 2004. Accessed August 24, 2007.

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