About Regnery Publishing

Our Story

Welcome to Regnery Publishing, the country’s leading publisher of conservative books.  Since Henry Regnery founded the company back in 1947, we’ve focused on publishing books that challenge the status quo, books that spark a debate, and books that get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country founded on principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and free market capitalism.

From the very start, Regnery has been a major force within the conservative movement.  In our early years,  Regnery helped establish and sustain the postwar conservative intellectual movement in America, publishing such authors as Russell Kirk (The Conservative Mind), William F. Buckley Jr. (God and Man at Yale), Whittaker Chambers (Witness), and many other giants of modern American conservatism.

Regnery has a long tradition of building strong minds and fostering rigorous debate, initially through a partnership with the Great Books Foundation in the 1940s and, after lighting a political firestorm in academia with Buckley’s God and Man at Yale in 1951, by starting the company’s own line of quality paperback classics called Gateway Editions.  The Gateway series ultimately grew to include hundreds of titles from authors ranging from St. Augustine to Karl Marx, from Ambrose Bierce to the Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki, from Boethius to Carl von Clausewitz.

From the 1950s through the 1970s, the company left its mark on a variety of genres, acquiring children’s publisher Reilly & Lee and pop culture publisher Cowles Book Company while releasing the “famous forty” Wizard of Oz books, psychological thriller Sybil, Loretta Lynn’s autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter, and helping to introduce the Monty Python troupe to American audiences. Many of these titles formed the foundation of Contemporary Books Incorporated in 1977.

Known previously as the Henry Regnery Company, Gateway Editions Limited, and Regnery Gateway Incorporated, Regnery Publishing became part of Eagle Publishing in 1993 and joined Salem Communications in 2014, where it lives within the Salem Eagle family of companies.

Our Passion

For the past two decades, Regnery has led the resurgence of conservative publishing in America.  Our list of authors reads like a “who’s who” of conservative thought and action, including Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Dinesh D’Souza, Newt Gingrich, Mark Steyn, Mark Levin, Ed Klein, David Horowitz, Laura Ingraham, Donald Trump, and many more.  Regnery has boasted one of the best batting averages in the publishing business–placing more than fifty books on the New York Times bestseller list, including numerous books at #1.

In addition to great conservative books, we also publish fascinating stories about American history through our Regnery History imprint, bringing new light to old subjects and introducing figures and topics that deserve attention, but may have been ignored in the past.  Our children’s imprint, Regnery Kids, provides charming stories and beautiful illustrations while teaching children about history, science, and culture. Our children’s publishing program also includes Little Patriot Press, a series of educational books for young readers.

Since Regnery opened its doors back in 1947, the conservative movement has grown from a few intellectuals, economists, editorial writers, and authors to become the most vibrant political and intellectual movement in the country.  Regnery Publishing has grown over time and is as central to the conservative movement today as it was more than 65 years ago.

Our Colophon

Regnery Publishing’s logo is the Porta Nigra, a Roman gate located in Trier, Germany. Wilhelm Regnery, a winemaker from near Trier, immigrated to the United States in the 1870s. When his grandson, Henry, founded a publishing company, he chose the massive Roman gate as the company’s trademark–to honor his heritage and to represent the passage from the uncivilized world of ignorance into an enlightened civilization.

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