Burgess Lea Press

In May 2016, Quarto purchased Burgess Lea Press from Buz and Janet and published a few critically-acclaimed books after its acquisition. For the moment, Burgess Lea Press is not requesting any submissions.

A traditional trade publisher with an exciting philanthropic difference, Burgess Lea Press specializes in books of high quality from chefs, cooks, restaurants, farms and world travelers as passionate about great food and good works as we are. BLP cookbooks are handsomely designed, with distinctive colored page edges, first-rate photography and original fine art, but what makes them really special is that all the publisher’s after-tax profits on each book benefit a food-related 501c organization. Grantees benefiting from BLP books include Edible Schoolyard Project, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Adelante Mujeres, the Vetri Community Partnership and Drexel University Culinary Arts and Hospitality.


Contact details

Contact Info

Burgess Lea Press

The Quarto Group

100 Cummings Center, Suite 265D

Beverly, MA 01915


Tel: +1 978-282-9590

Erik Gilg, Publisher

Foreign Rights:

If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
     Group Rights Director
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations


Our History Burgess Lea Press was established in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 2013 by Buz Teacher and Janet Bukovinsky Teacher. Buz co-founded Running Press Book Publishers in 1972 and continued as publisher until 2002. Janet is a journalist with a background in food and cookbooks.

Our Latest Beneficiary For Spring 2017 projects, our proposed beneficiary is Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization founded by chef Michel Nischan that works to increase affordable access to healthy, locally and regionally grown foods in 38 states and Washington, D.C. Each year, Wholesome Wave’s initiatives reach 160,000 under-served community members and thousands of local farmers.

Become a Burgess Lea Press Author
Do you have a book idea that you'd like to share with us? We'd love to hear it. Please follow the directions in the submission guidelines prior to submitting your proposal. 

Background image photo credit: Guy Ambrosino