Lantern art by Mary Newell DePalma

Lantern art by Mary Newell DePalma


How can I write to one of your authors?

Our authors love getting mail from readers! Please send your letter to

Author's name
c/o Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

I found an error in one of your books. Where can I report it?

Arthur A. Levine Books strives to produce the most perfect books possible, but mistakes do occasionally slip by us! If you wish to report one, please send a letter with the title of the book, the page number of the error, and an explanation of the mistake to:

Editorial Department
Scholastic Inc.
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

How can I request review copies or other publicity information about one of your books?

To request a review copy for media purposes or other publicity information about one of our books, please e-mail the Scholastic publicity department at

How can I set up an author appearance at my school?

For school appearances, please contact

How can I get permission to use part of one of your books in a project I'm working on?

If the material to be quoted falls outside the guidelines for "fair use" and requires a legal permission notice, please send your request to Scholastic Inc., Attention: Permissions Department, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

How can I tell if my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a first edition, first printing?

Book collectors often write to us and ask how they can determine if they have a first printing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Here are a few signs:

1. On the copyright page, the printing line reads: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 8 9/9 0/0 01 02

2. There is no "Year 1" in a box on the spine.

3. The back of the dust jacket has a quote from the Guardian, London: "Harry Potter could assume the same near-legendary status as Roald Dahl's Charlie, of chocolate factory fame."

4. The book is priced at $16.95.

Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting submissions of any kind. More info on this can be found here and here.

Who's Arthur A. Levine?

Arthur A. Levine was a vice-president of Scholastic Inc. and publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books. He is now the President and Editor-in-Chief of Levine Querido. He is also a good tennis player, father to Max, and an author himself.

What is an imprint?

An imprint is an independent editorial operation within a larger publishing house. Arthur A. Levine Books combined the editorial vision and personal attention of a small publisher with the financial, sales, and marketing capabilities of Scholastic Inc. - very much the best of both worlds.

What kind of books did you publish?

We published the kind of books that you look back on in twenty years and tell your best friend, "Yeah, that was my FAVORITE book. I still have my tattered copy." We published a lot of different kinds of books - fiction and some nonfiction for children, teenagers, and discerning adults - but when we considered something, we always asked ourselves, "Is this the BEST book of its kind? Is it the most original, beautifully illustrated picture book? Is it the most hysterically funny, laugh-out-loud novel? Does this work of nonfiction change the way I thought about something important?" You get the idea.

Hold on; are no books ever going to be published by Arthur A. Levine Books, EVER AGAIN?

Let us explain. Although the imprint dissolved in March 2019, you will see books being published under the Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic imprint in the future. These are books that we proudly signed up under our imprint when we were still active, and that are being shepherded through to publication by the dedicated editorial, production, marketing, publicity, (and many more) staff behind the scenes at Scholastic Inc. Our backlist (all of our books that remain in print) will continue to exist and be available for purchase at your local bookstore or on the internet.