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Speaking on Business: Gibbs Smith Publisher

Gibbs Smith, a Utah company, has a national presence and is known for home reference, children’s books, cookbooks and education materials.

Chris Redgrave Nov 23, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

According to the Pew Research Center, Americans read an average of 12 books per year, and print books remain the most popular format for reading with almost 70 percent of Americans who’ve read a print book in the last year. That’s perfect news for Brad Farmer, the CEO of Gibbs Smith Publisher in Layton, which will hit their 50th anniversary of being in business next year.

Gibbs Smith Publisher is known for their innovative line of Baby Lit books, which are educational primers for kids based on classics like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol and the Jungle Book. There are 30 books in this collection, which was the brilliant idea of Suzanne Taylor, the publisher at Gibbs Smith who created the concept, based on their research with children, who still love printed books. The line includes gift products for book lovers like their Love Lit Tote Bags, mugs and notebooks. In fact, they’ve sold over 100,000 gift products in the last few years.

Gibbs Smith, a Utah company, has a national presence and is known for home reference, children’s books, cookbooks and education materials, like social studies curriculum for 30 states, including Utah. Their books are now offered in over 10 languages and sold around the world.

Find their selection online at www.gibbs-smith.com.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Gibbs Smith Publisher
1877 E. Gentile St.
Layton, UT 84040
801-546-8853

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