About Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The little independent publisher that could, The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group publishes and distributes some 1,500 academic, reference, and general interest books. The company also publishes about a dozen journals. In addition, Rowman & Littlefield owns National Book Network (NBN), a distributor of independent trade book publishers, and NBN International, a leading distributor of independent publishers in the UK. The company was founded in 1975 by Raymond D. Fellers and chairman Stanley D. Plotnick; company president and CEO Jed Lyons joined Rowman & Littlefield later that same year.

NBN operates an approximately 300,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. In addition to the UK, NBN International offers distribution services to Australia and New Zealand.

In 2007, Rowman & Littlefield published more than 1,300 new academic, reference, and general interest books.

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

4501 Forbes Blvd Ste 200
Lanham, MD 20706-4346
Phone: 1 (301) 459-3366


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Ceo: James Lyons
  • Graphic Designer Marketing: Karen Roberson
  • Administrator: Bill Welsh
  • Employees: 450

Major Office Locations

  • Lanham, MD
  • Blue Ridge Summit, PA

Other Locations

  • Boulder, CO