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Verso Books

Verso Books
Parent company New Left Review
Founded 1970
Headquarters location
Distribution W. W. Norton & Company (U.S.)
Publication types Books
Official website

Verso Books (formerly New Left Books) is a publishing house based in London and New York City, founded in 1970 by the staff of New Left Review. The company claims "global sales approaching $3 million per year and over 350 titles in print," possibly making it "the largest radical publisher in the English-language world."[1]

Verso Books was originally known as New Left Books. The name was changed in 2008. The name "Verso" refers to the technical term for the left-hand page in a book (see Recto and verso), and is a play on words regarding its political outlook[citation needed] and also reminds of the vice versa - "the other way around".

The new logo of the company shows a big red "V" with bolded left arm that also could be readed like a double V (one big and one smaller), and on the twitter of the Publisher the huge V-logo is even tripled in the background.[2]

History and details

The publisher gained early recognition for translations of books by European thinkers, especially those from the Frankfurt School.

Verso Books' best-selling title is the autobiography of Rigoberta Menchú, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.[1]

Verso Books titles are distributed in the United States by W. W. Norton & Company.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Verso Books, About Verso
  2. Verso Books@ Twitter

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