Chronicle Books is a San Francisco-based American publisher of books for adults and children.
Chronicle Books publishes books in subjects such as architecture, art, culture, interior design, cooking, children's books, gardening, pop culture, fiction, food, travel, and photography. It has published a number of New York Times best-sellers; the Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh. Other best sellers have included The Beatles Anthology, What's Your Poo Telling You?, Mom and Dad are Palindromes by Mark Shulman, the Worst-Case Scenario series by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the children's series Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, and Papa, do you Love Me and Golden Kite Award winner Mama, do you Love Me by Barbara M. Joosse. In March 2006 it published Between the Bridge and the River, a novel by Craig Ferguson.
The company also sells custom publishing service and gift accessories (such as desktop calendars), and operates three retail stores in San Francisco — including one in the base of their corporate headquarters near AT&T Park.