ABOUT US

Blackstone Library

Your one-stop shop for audiobooks

Serving libraries since 1987

Blackstone Library

ABOUT US

Blackstone Library

Your one-stop shop for audiobooks

Serving libraries since 1987

Our Story

A venture built on a strong foundation.

In 1987, in a small garage in Southern Oregon, Blackstone was born. Founded by Craig and Michelle Black, the early days consisted of a small handful of family members and employees working out of their home, building the business one cassette tape at a time. With a fresh perspective on the reading experience, Craig and Michelle, along with their trusted team, found new and innovative methods to not only produce and distribute audiobooks, but also pioneered creative ways to collaborate with publishers, booksellers, and the audiobook listening community. 2017 marked Blackstone’s 30th anniversary, and the company continues to grow, innovate, and further the rise of the overall audiobook business.

Blackstone Library
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“It’s incredible to reflect on how much the audiobook industry has transformed since our start in 1987. What has remained consistent over the years is Blackstone’s firm commitment to bringing an engaging, high quality, diverse selection of books in audio."—JOSH STANTON, CEO
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Your one-stop shop for audiobooks

Serving libraries since 1987.

Blackstone is now one of the nation’s largest independent audiobook publishers, offering over 25,000 unabridged audiobook titles and more than 500 new releases each month, including titles from Blackstone, Hachette, HarperCollins, Harlequin Audio, Penguin Random House, Brilliance, Scholastic, Bolinda, Recorded Books, HighBridge, Tantor, Naxos, Macmillan Audio, and Simon & Schuster. We are dedicated to providing the best audiobook content available. We're happy to announce that we are now partnering with Brilliance Audio to offer an expanded Sole Source collection. Look for 75+ new and classic titles each month, available to libraries exclusively from Blackstone!

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Blackstone Publishing

Publishing great books by talented writers and forging connections with readers for the long-term.

Blackstone’s new publishing venture, launched in 2015, is built upon this foundation. Our goal is to publish groundbreaking books (fiction and nonfiction) by talented writers, and to forge long-term connections with readers, booksellers, librarians, and the overall literary community.

We’re thrilled to be offering the works of bestselling authors like P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, Shelley Shepard Gray, Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Catherine Ryan Howard, Don Winslow, Adrian McKinty, Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, James Clavell, and Gregory Mcdonald.

Blackstone Publishing Titles
Blackstone Publishing Titles