|Parent company||Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
|Distribution||Perseus Books Group|
Encounter Books is a non-profit book publisher of non-fiction. It is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, Inc. Encounter Books draws its name from Encounter, the now defunct British literary magazine founded by Irving Kristol and Stephen Spender.
Encounter Books publishes serious non-fiction books, with a conservative-libertarian leaning, in the areas of politics, history, religion, culture, biography, education, public policy, and social sciences.
Encounter Books was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, by Peter Collier, the former editor of Ramparts Magazine. Collier retired in late-2005, and Encounter Books was taken over by the commentator Roger Kimball, who is also co-editor and publisher of The New Criterion. Kimball relocated Encounter Books to New York City in early 2006.
Encounter Books has published many well-known writers, including Brian C. Anderson, Conrad Black, Robert H. Bork, Theodore Dalrymple, Richard A. Epstein, John Fund, Victor Davis Hanson, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Peter Hitchens, David Horowitz, William Kristol, Jonathan V. Last, Yuval Levin, Andrew C. McCarthy, Kenneth Minogue, Stephen Moore, David Pryce-Jones, Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Jean-François Revel, Jason L. Riley, Fred Siegel, Harvey Silverglate, Thomas Sowell, David Stove, and Keith Windschuttle.
Encounter Books is distributed by the Perseus Books Group.