Producer: Michael O’Reilly
Quirk Books is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just 25 books per year and every title seems to be a labor of love. Some of their more popular recent titles include classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars — plus cookbooks, children’s books, art books, gag gifts, pop culture titles, and more. Books produced by Quirk have been turned into movies, TV shows and other media properties including the bestselling YA (young adult) series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (directed by Tim Burton) and the legendary Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Friday Arts sits down with the founder of Quirk and team editors to glean how they produce these books.