Schocken Books is an offspring of the Schocken Verlag, a publishing company that was established in Berlin in 1931 with a second office in Prague by the Schocken Department Store owner Salman Schocken. It published the writings of Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Franz Kafka and S. Y. Agnon, among others.
|Parent company||Random House|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
After being closed by the Germans in 1939, Salman Schocken, the owner, who had immigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1934, founded the Hebrew-language Schocken Publishing House in Mandate Palestine. Salman Schocken himself immigrated to the U.S. in 1940. In 1945 he founded the English-language Schocken Books in New York City. In 1987 it was bought up by Random House. Schocken Books continues to publish Jewish literary works.
Selected publications in English
- Stephen M. Poppel (1973). "Salman Schocken and the Schocken Verlag: a Jewish publisher in Weimar and Nazi Germany". Harvard Library Bulletin. 21. ISSN 0017-8136.
- Official website
- A Conversation about Schocken Books - Part I - Katharine McNamara talks with Altie Karper.
- A Conversation about Schocken Books - Part II - Katharine McNamara talks with Susan Ralston.
- A Conversation about Schocken Books - Part III - Katharine McNamara talks with Arthur Samuelson.