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About W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Anyone who ever lugged around one of W.W. Norton's literary anthologies knows that this company isn't really into light reading. But its publishing activities go beyond hefty college textbooks to include general-interest (fiction, history, biography) and professional (psychotherapy, architecture and design) books. W.W. Norton has published the works of authors ranging from Sigmund Freud and Paul Henry Lang to Paul Krugman (economics) and Fareed Zakaria (foreign affairs). Founded in 1923, Norton and his wife, Mary Dows Herter Norton, hired a stenographer and began transcribing and publishing the lectures delivered at the People's Institute, the adult division of Cooper Union in New York City. The employee-owned company also owns book publisher Countryman Press.


W.W. Norton publishes about 400 books annually in hardcover and paperback. It also publishes textbooks, general books, and professional books.

Geographic Reach

Internationally, the company does business through an office in London (headquarters) and representatives across the globe, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Latin America, among others.

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

500 5th Ave FL 5
New York, NY 10110-0054
Phone: 1 (212) 354-5500

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
VP Finance and CFO: Stephen King
Chairman and President: W. Drake McFeely
VP Sales and Marketing: William F. Rusin
Employees (This Location): 130
Employees (All Locations): 500

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

Other Locations

New York, NY
Scranton, PA