Who We Are

What do you need for class today?

We have always known that what happens in the classroom matters and that a good class, a good teacher, and good content have the power to change the world — one student, one idea at a time. In 1981, Charles Christensen and Joan Feinberg founded an imprint of St. Martin’s Press called Bedford Books and started work on The Bedford Reader. Today, we are Bedford/St. Martin’s, publishing across the disciplines of English, History, Communication, Music, and College Success.


Our Authors

We are proud to work with accomplished teachers and scholars who know how to bring their ideas to the classroom in innovative and engaging ways. Our author page features brief bios and videos of many of the authors on our list.
Meet our authors.


Our Editors

It’s still one book at a time for us. That means we have more editors spending more time developing our books and media than any other publisher — and hundreds of thousands of students can testify to the Bedford focus on what matters for each course.

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Our Reps

Our reps have relationships, not accounts — and matching students and teachers with the right tools is what they do best. The Bedford/St. Martin’s experience means consultation about what works best for you, not a hard sell on the biggest product on this year’s list.

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