B.E.S. Publishing
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Hauppauge, NY 11788
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Hauppauge, NY (November 1, 2019)

My Dear Fellow Bookseller,

Since 1941, B.E.S. Publishing (formerly Barron's Educational Series) has been providing consumers with best-selling books that range from children's books to hobbies, crafts, art, cooking, pets, and more. While it has been an incredible 78 years, I will soon be turning 100 years old and I thought this might be as good a time as any to finally retire and move on to new adventures. Therefore, I wanted to let you know of some changes that are coming to B.E.S. Publishing.

As of October 31, 2019, Peterson's Publishing, a premier provider of study aids and school directories, has acquired the B.E.S. name and become the vendor of record for our best-selling titles. Peterson's has been a trusted educational publisher for more than 50 years, and with the addition of the B.E.S. backlist, they will now be expanding into new categories for the general trade. According to Mo Lam, CEO of Peterson's Publishing "We are thrilled to add the B.E.S. backlist titles to our publishing program and we look forward to adding more great titles to the B.E.S. list in the days and years to come." For more information about Peterson's Publishing, visit: www.petersonspublishing.com.

I cannot thank you enough for all the support my staff and I have received over these past 78 years from our colleagues and partners in the bookselling community. Together we have had many successes, including but not limited to:
  • The New Food Lover's Companion
  • The Potty Book for Girls
  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
  • The Musical Christmas Tree
  • The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds
  • The Boy's Book of Adventure
  • Color Quest
  • Red Lace, Yellow Lace
  • The Calligrapher's Bible
  • Goodnight Tractor
  • Puppy Training for Kids
  • I Miss You
  • The Fly-Tying Bible
  • Modeling Clay Animals
We hope you will continue to support these and our other titles in the years ahead in their new home at Peterson's Publishing.

Visit bes-books.com/ordering.pdf for new ordering and returns information.

Thanks again for your support.

Yours truly,

Manuel H. Barron
Chairman and CEO
B.E.S. Publishing