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About Us

Alan C. Hood & Co., an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, specializes in books on sustainable living, rural life, history, regional interest, and outdoor recreation. The publishing program reflects our interests in history, rural concerns, and a sustainable way of life.

The company began publishing books in 1982 and was originally based in Woodstock, Vermont. The firm moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 1995. As of January 2014, Alan C. Hood & Co, is distributed by National Book Network. In October 2018, the company was acquired by Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., an independent book publisher founded in 1949 and headquartered outside Washington, D.C.

Mr. Hood, the founder and the former publisher of the program, is the third generation of the Hood family in the book business. His publishing career has spanned more than 50 years, not counting the interruptions of education and service in the US Army. Mr. Hood worked at Baker & Taylor, G. P. Putnam's Sons, David McKay Co. (now part of Random House), and Countryman Press before founding Alan C. Hood & Co.

He will continue to offer availability as a consultant specializing in marketing and general book publishing strategies. His email address is hoodbooks@pa.net. His office mailing address is 102 Woodland Way, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

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