Thunder Bay Press

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Thunder Bay Press
Parent company Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location San Diego, California
Distribution Publishers Group West
Publication types Illustrated books
Nonfiction topicsadult crafts & leisure activities; pop culture;
cooking; pets &
domestic animals;
sports; history;
transportation; & nature
Fiction genres Non-fiction
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Thunder Bay Press is a California-based publisher of illustrated non-fiction books. Subject matter includes adult crafts and leisure activities, pop culture, cooking, pets and domestic animals, sports, history, transportation, and nature.


It is owned by the book distribution firm, Readerlink Distribution Services, [1] with this imprint's distribution handled by Publishers Group West.

Then and Now series

It is also one of the two United States publisher of books in the Then and Now series of books [2] that include:

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  1. Milliot, Jim (23 February 2015). "Readerlink Buys B&T Publishing, Warehouse Units", Publishers Weekly . Retrieved 20 December 2015
  2. published in the United Kingdom and Australia by Pavilion Books
  3. Mitchell, Alexander D (2001), Baltimore then & now, Thunder Bay Press, ISBN   978-1-57145-688-5
  4. Reiss, Marcia; Witheridge, Annette. New York then & now (2005), New York then & now (Revised ed.), Thunder Bay Press, ISBN   978-1-59223-649-7