Verso Books

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Verso Books
Parent company New Left Review
Founded 1970
Headquarters location London
Brooklyn, New York (US)
Distribution W. W. Norton & Company (US)
Publication types Books
Official website

Verso Books (formerly New Left Books) is a publishing house based in London and New York City, founded in 1970 by the staff of New Left Review. The company claims "global sales approaching $3 million per year and over 350 titles in print," possibly making it "the largest radical publisher in the English-language world."[1]


Verso was originally known as New Left Books. The publisher gained early recognition for translations of books by European thinkers, especially those from the Frankfurt School.

Verso's best-selling title is the autobiography of Rigoberta Menchú, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992.[1]

The name "Verso" refers to the technical term for the left-hand page in a book, and is a play on words regarding its political outlook.

Verso titles are distributed in the United States by W. W. Norton & Company.


  1. ^ a b Verso Books, About Verso

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