Rinehart & Company

Rinehart & Company was an American publishing company founded in 1946. Renamed Rinehart & Company in 1946, the publishing company merged with Henry Holt and Company and the John C. Winston Company in 1960, to form Holt, Rinehart and Winston (HRW).

Rinehart & Company
Founded1946 (1946)
Stanley M. Rinehart
Frederick R. Rinehart
SuccessorHolt, Rinehart and Winston
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesBooks


Frederick R. Rinehart formed a publishing house, Farrar & Rinehart, in partnership with John C. Farrar and Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr., his late brother.

In 1946, after Mr. Farrar's departure for the new house of Farrar & Straus, the firm became Rinehart & Company.

Rinehart & Company was the successor to Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. The latter was renamed Rinehart & Company in 1946 following the departure of John C. Farrar.[1] The brothers Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr. and Frederick R. Rinehart continued to operate the company until its merger with Henry Holt and Company and the John C. Winston Company in 1960, to form Holt, Rinehart and Winston (HRW).[2]

The Rinehart brothers were the sons of Mary Roberts Rinehart, a famous mystery writer whose books were published by the company.[3] Rinehart had supported her sons by leaving Doubleday, Doran when they (with Farrar) established Farrar & Rinehart in 1929; her bestselling mysteries were a mainstay of the new imprint.[4]


Authors and their known dates of association with Rinehart & Company:


  1. ^ "Frederick Rinehart, 78, Led Publishing Houses". The New York Times. 1981-06-17. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  2. ^ "FOB: Firms Out of Business". norman.hrc.utexas.edu. The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  3. ^ Rinehart & Co. and the involvement of Mary Roberts Rinehart are discussed in "Mary Roberts Rinehart Is Dead; Author of Mysteries and Plays", The New York Times, September 23, 1958.
  4. ^ Silverman, Al (2016-01-19). The Time of Their Lives: The Golden Age of Great American Book Publishers, Their Editors, and Authors. Open Road Media. ISBN 9781504028257.
  5. ^ "Allen | Pennsylvania Center for the Book". pabook.libraries.psu.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  6. ^ "20th-Century American Bestsellers". bestsellers.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  7. ^ "Nathaniel Hawthorne, the American years". LC Online Catalog. Library of Congress (catalog.loc.gov). 1948. Retrieved March 26, 2017. Record of biography by Robert Cantwell, first edition.
  8. ^ "Books: A Real Man's Life". TIME. October 4, 1948. Retrieved March 26, 2017. Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne: The American Years, biography by Robert Cantwell.