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Written by Jeremy Burns   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:34 AM EST

BakerPublishingGroup75Years-webThe Baker Book House Company is celebrating its diamond anniversary of 75 years as a family-owned business. The company, which now encompasses the Baker Book House retail store and the Baker Publishing Group, has seen significant expansion and growth since its founding by Herman Baker.

In August 1939, Baker opened a small retail bookstore on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One year later, he ventured into publishing and released More Than Conquerors by Dr. William Hendriksen. Today, Baker Book House is a thriving retail store and Baker Publishing Group is one of the top three Christian publishers in the country.

To commemorate the anniversary, Baker is hosting an open house at the Baker Book House store on April 24, a reception at the BookExpo America Convention in New York City in May, and a dinner during the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta in June. The Baker Book House Story will be published in March and will highlight many of the notable people and events in Baker’s history.

The Baker Book House Company anticipates a bright future even as it celebrates the past 75 years. The company’s passion remains the same, reflecting the words of Herman Baker: “We love to sell a good book. There is no better business to be in.”

“We have been blessed during every single year in this business, particularly in our relationships with the gifted people who serve the world through Christian books,” said Dwight Baker, current president and grandson of the company’s founder. “This profession attracts many dedicated companions who pursue a common mission.”

 

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