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This guide offers a listing of known vendors and publishers of books, films, and other items related to deaf history, culture, and life.
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"I've written a book/created a video/have an idea for a CD-ROM on a deaf-related topic, and I want to find a publisher for it. Who can I contact?"

Listed below are some English-language publishers who specialize in or otherwise publish a relatively large number of deaf-related books and/or videos. This is not all the publishers of deaf-related materials: many general publishers publish one or a couple of deaf-related books among many others, and there are many tiny deaf specialty publishers that publish just one to a few deaf-related books or videos. However, the following publishers are good places to start shopping around your manuscript.

We recommend that you first visit a publisher's Web site and/or get a copy of its catalog to get a feel for the type of deaf-related books it publishes, and so whether or not it might be interested in your book. Many of these publishers specialize in subcategories of deafness, and this list indicates what areas each publisher tends to be interested in (it does not necessarily limit itself to those areas only).

Disclaimer: the Gallaudet University Library neither endorses nor recommends against any of these publishers, nor does omission of a publisher mean anything other than that we don't have space to list them all. The following is provided for your information only.


  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
    3417 Volta Place NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    voice 202/337-5220, fax 202/337-8270

    Materials supporting the oral system of education and the oralist philosophy, and speechreading. Look at the information about the individual publications as listed in the "Publications & Bookstore" link. 


  • Butte Publications, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1328
    Hillsboro, OR 97123-1328
    voice 503/648-9791 or 866-312-8883, fax 503/693-9526

    Materials in support of deaf education.


  • Center for Hearing and Communication
    71 West 23rd Street
    New York, NY 10010-4162
    voice 212/741-7650, TTY 212/255-1932, fax 212/255-4413

    Materials about and for the hard of hearing (not deaf) and speechreading. Formerly the League for the Hard of Hearing. 


  • Dawn Sign Press
    6130 Nancy Ridge Drive
    San Diego, CA 92121-3223
    voice and TTY 858/625-0600 or 800/549-5350, fax 858/625-2336

    Books and videos for children and adults on sign language and Deaf history and culture.


  • DeBee Communications
    1709 South Braddock Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15218
    TTY only 412/241-0545, fax 412/241-0383

    Videos on Deaf history, culture, and American Sign Language. Laurent Clerc Press is their new custom book publishing service.


  • Delmar Cengage Learning
    Executive Woods
    5 Maxwell Dr.
    Clifton Park, NY 12065 - 2919
    Phone: 1-800-648-7450

    Scholarly works on audiology, speech-language pathology, and deaf education.


  • Gallaudet University Press
    800 Florida Avenue NE
    Washington, DC 20002-3695
    [Campus location: Denison House, on Faculty Row]
    voice & TTY 202/651-5488 or 888/630-9347, fax 202/651-5489 or 800/621-8476

    All aspects of deafness. Other imprints include Clerc Books and Kendall Green Publications.


  • Hearing Loss Association of America
    7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    voice 301/657-2248, fax 301/913-9413

    Materials about and for the hard of hearing (not deaf). (Prior to 2005, this was SHHH, Inc. [Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.])


  • Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. (Acquired by Taylor & Francis in 2006. Link below goes to Routledge, another division of Taylor & Francis.)
    10 Industrial Avenue
    Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262
    voice 201/236-9500 or 800/926-6579, fax 201/236-0072

    Scholarly books on sign language, deaf culture, speech pathology, special education, communication, and bilingualism.


  • Linstok Press, Inc.
    4020 Blackburn Lane
    Burtonsville, MD 20866-1167
    voice and TTY 301/421-0268 or 800/475-4756, fax 301/421-0270

    Scholarly books on American Sign Language and Deaf culture.


  • National Association of the Deaf [Link broken 7/11/2012]
    814 Thayer Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
    voice 301/587-6282, TTY 301/587-6283, fax 301/587-4873

    URL: Books from the Deaf advocacy point of view and for learning sign language.


  • Sign Enhancers, Inc.
    voice 800/767-4461, TTY 888/283-5097, fax 612/906-1099

    Videos on American Sign Language, ASL interpreting, and Deaf culture.


  • Sign Media, Inc.
    4020 Blackburn Lane
    Burtonsville, MD 20866-1167
    voice and TTY 800/475-4756 or 301/421-0268, fax 301/421-0270

    Videos on American Sign Language and the Deaf Community, Deaf culture, interpreter education, Deaf entertainment, and ASL translations/synopses of material published in English text.


  • Signum-Verlag
    Schlosstrasse 4
    23883 Seedorf, GERMANY
    voice + + 49-(0) 45 45-79 10 56
    fax + + 49-(0) 45 45-79 10 57

    Scholarly books, videos and CD-ROMs on sign language and deaf education. Mostly German-language works but publishes some in English.


  • T.J. Publishers, Inc.
    817 Silver Spring Avenue, Suite 206
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-4617
    voice and TTY 800/999-1168 or 301/585-4440, fax 301/585-5930

    Materials on American Sign Language and Deaf culture.


  • Whurr Publishers, Inc. (acquired by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in 2004)
    19b Compton Terrace
    London N1 2UN
    United Kingdom
    voice 0171 359 5979, fax 0171 226 5290

    Materials on audiology and deaf education.

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