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“I worked at Haworth Press 20 years most of that time as a manager in the bindery and shipping departments I could not thank Bill enough for the...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: marie sbarra - binghamton, NY

“My heartfelt salute to Bill, publisher extraordinaire. I contributed to a few recent books that he published in Harringtonparkpress and Bill was a...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Erber - Brooklyn, NY

“Bill, I think of you now reunited with Baby, and hope you are content and free from pain. Thank you for your courageous, meaningful publishing that...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Rutz - Greene, NY

“I am so sorry to learn of Bill's death. He was an extraordinary man and a pleasure to work with. I will miss his wit and compassion and curiosity....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Claude Summers - NEW ORLEANS, LA

“I have just learned of Bill's passing. I remember exchanging warm emails in September on the occasion of the publication of my book. He was always...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce Henderson - Ithaca, NY

“I have never meet a publisher like Bill. His passion for books is endless and, when he becomes a supportive of an idea for a book, he is with you...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Victor Minichiello - Australia

“Bill you will be missed. Can't say enough of your support and kindness ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Victor Minichiello - Australia


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Bill Cohen graduated from Columbia College (Class of '71) with an undergraduate degree in psychology. At the age of 26, Bill launched The Haworth Press, Inc. The name was taken from the township of Haworth in the United Kingdom, which was home to the famous Bronte sisters. At the same time, Bill spent nights and weekends at the School of Library Science at Columbia University to learn more about librarianship, particularly serials librarianship and the selection and acquisition of monographs. Haworth Press began in Bill's home office. From 1975 to 2006, the firm grew from publishing one peer-review academic journal to almost 200, and it published almost 5,000 monographs and texts. Harrington Park Press, a Haworth Press imprint, focused on cross-over titles of interest to both academics and the educated public, with a special focus on pioneering LGBT topics, as well as psychology and health care.
In early 2007, Bill divested the firm to the Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge, and joined them as a consultant for two years. He retained ownership and trademark rights for Harrington Park Press, which he decided to re-launch in late 2012.