GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER PUBLISHING COMPANY was a book publishing company
based in Portland ,
United States .
Graphic Arts Center was one of the Northwest\'s largest book
publishers, publishing about 40 books annually and selling over 500
titles to the U.S.,
United Kingdom and
Europe . Using three
imprints — GRAPHIC ARTS BOOKS, ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS, and WESTWINDS
PRESS — Graphic Arts published and distributed books that focused on
lifestyle and place.
Graphic Arts Center
Publishing started in 1967 as a division of
Graphic Arts Center, Inc., Oregon's largest printer. The publishing
house was one of the pioneers in publishing large-format, full-color
print books. These became known as "coffee table books ." Their first
book in this format was the popular Oregon, a book of photographs by
Ray Atkeson , which became a series that includes
Oregon 2 and Oregon
In the mid 1980s, Graphic Arts began to diversify from photographic
books into subjects like children’s fiction and non-fiction. In
1993, Graphic Arts acquired
Alaska Northwest Books, the largest trade
book publisher in the Alaskan market.
In 1998, Graphic Arts started its third imprint, WestWinds Press, to
launch a series of Western titles and photography books.
In April 2006, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy . In
Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group invested in Graphic Arts as part of
a bankruptcy reorganization plan. In January 2007, Graphic Arts
Publishing Company emerged from bankruptcy. The company again
filed for bankruptcy in order to liquidate in November 2009.
* ^ A B Milliot, Jim (April 10, 2006). "Graphic Arts Files Chapter
11". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on April 11, 2006.
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Publishing in the Northwest". Open Spaces Quarterly. Retrieved
* ^ Maul, Kimberly (October 23, 2006). "Ingram Invests in Graphic
Publishing Company". The
Book Standard. Retrieved
* ^ Bryson, George (April 21, 2007). "Regional publisher closes
book on Chapter 11". Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original
on 2007-04-24. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
* ^ Hunsberger, Brent (November 16, 2009). "Portland coffee table
book publisher files for bankruptcy".
The Oregonian . Retrieved
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