Review and Herald Publishing Association

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For the magazine formerly known as the Review and Herald, see Adventist Review.
Review and Herald Publishing Association
Industry Publishing
Genre Religious
Founded Rocky Hill, Connecticut (1849 (1849))
Founder James White
Headquarters Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Area served
Key people
Mark B. Thomas, President
Products Books, Magazines, CDs, DVDs, Tracts
Number of employees
175 (2011)

The Review and Herald Publishing Association is one of two major Seventh-day Adventist publishing houses in North America and is the oldest institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The organization publishes books, magazines, study guides, CDs, videos and games for Adventist churches, schools and individual subscribers. It also prints and distributes the Adventist Review magazine.


The roots of the Review and Herald Publishing Association go back to 1849 when James White produced The Present Truth and, in 1850, The Advent Review. From there the publication house grew and moved to Battle Creek, Michigan.

A set of 10 blue books
The current edition of The Bible Story set

A major fire on December 30, 1902 destroyed the offices. The headquarters was then moved to Takoma Park, Maryland. In the 1950s, the association developed The Bible Story by Arthur S. Maxwell. The set was notable for its size—including 411 stories from the Bible—and for having color illustrations on each page opening—an extravagant expense for a book publisher at that time.

In 1983 the organization moved to Hagerstown, Maryland onto a 127-acre (0.51 km2) campus and employs approximately 100 people.

Edson White established the Gospel Herald Publishing Company in Nashville, Tennessee, which was renamed to Southern Publishing Association in 1901. It merged with the Review and Herald in 1980.[1]

In 2014 the Review and Herald Publishing Association merged with its sister publisher, Pacific Press Publishing Association, relocating some of its personnel and assets to PPPA, located in Nampa, Idaho.

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  1. ^ Our History: A Short History of the Review and Herald. Accessed 2007-12-12

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