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RUNNING PRESS has the unusual distinction of being the only trade publisher
in Philadelphia. It is also, at 25 years old, a considerable success story,
with annual sales at around the $50-million mark, and a targeted annual growth
of 15%, which publisher Buz Teacher said will be "notably exceeded" this year.
The publisher, which was begun by Buz and his brother Lawrence in late 1972
in a spare room above Lawrence's bookstore (they stored their first books in
the basement) now occupies a handsome historic landmark townhouse in downtown
Philadelphia, has its own 150,000-square-foot modern distribution center three
miles away, and recently opened an office in London. It employs about 100
people, and is increasing its title …