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About Rio Nuevo Publishers

At Rio Nuevo Publishers we present the best of the West in words and pictures. Our award-winning books focus on arts and crafts, children’s literature, cooking, history, gardening, memoir, Native America, nature, spirituality, and travel.

Founded in 1999, Rio Nuevo Publishers is an independent regional press and family business owned by Ross Humphreys and Susan Lowell, located on the west bank of the Santa Cruz River in the historic heart of Tucson, Arizona. Our new building stands on the site of a former brickyard close to the home Susan’s family built in Arizona Territory a century ago. Instead of bricks we now make books as bright and beautiful as the West itself.

Besides publishing, we also operate two wholesale book businesses, Treasure Chest Books and Canyonlands Publications, which offer a wide selection of books about the West and Southwest from over 400 other publishers nationwide.

Our roots run deep, but we also look to the future. We welcome the talents of Theresa Howell, formerly of Northland Publishing and Rising Moon.  In 2011 we published our first books for young readers under our new imprint, Rio Chico Books for Children.