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About Thorndike Press

Thorndike Press, located in Waterville Maine, is the home of Wheeler Publishing and Kennebec Large Print. We are also the home of Large Print titles published by Christian Large Print. Additional large print titles can be purchased by visiting Large Print Press. Find genre fiction in standard print at Five Star Publishing.

The company currently publishes more than 1,100 new large print titles each year. The vast majority of Thorndike Press books are Large Print editions of current bestsellers and genre fiction.

In addition to publishing our own large print books, Thorndike Press distributes Large Print titles from such world-renowned publishers as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Time Warner, Harlequin and Silhouette.

In 1999, Thorndike Press was acquired by Gale, a Cengage Learning company. Gale serves the world's information and education needs through its dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers at home, in libraries, at schools and on the Internet. Large Print books aid many different consumers of any age:

  • Readers with any-strength prescription lenses
  • Visually impaired readers
  • ESL readers
  • Speed readers
  • Anyone of any age who loves to read

Large print, as defined by the National Association for the Visually Handicapped (NAVH), is alphanumeric characters in a 16-point or larger font. Thorndike Press books are typeset in 16-point Plantin font using jet-black ink on high-opacity paper. All of our large print books are complete and unabridged, and are produced with durable materials and binding.

Download the NAVH Letter and sample chapter [pdf, 1.1 MB]

Our customers are public libraries, consumers, schools and bookstores. We place the highest value on making sure every customer is completely satisfied with the products they purchase from us.