Lakeside Book Company welcomes Marquis Book Printing, Inc.

Lakeside Book Company (“Lakeside”) announced today that it has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Marquis Book Printing, Inc. (“Marquis”). Lakeside is the leading book printing and distribution company in the United States and has been creating quality crafted books for more than 150 years. Marquis is a premier book manufacturer in Canada providing high quality print services to the publishing and communications industries in Canada, the United States and Europe. With this acquisition, Lakeside will enhance its service offering with access to the Canadian market, while improving lead time and overall service capabilities for small and large publishers alike.

Marquis will operate as a division of Lakeside. Dave McCree, Lakeside’s Chief Executive Officer, will lead the business. Serge Loubier will continue to manage Marquis, continuing in his capacity as president.

“We are excited to welcome Marquis into the Lakeside family. Joining the two leading printing companies in North America allows us to better serve the needs of our customers and improve service for publishers of all sizes. Marquis’ business model is designed to better serve small to mid-sized publishers, complementing Lakeside’s unparalleled service to all publishers. With Lakeside’s full range of offerings and Marquis’ strong culture of service and innovation, customers can look forward to receiving even greater value from Lakeside Book. Additionally, Marquis’ presence in major Canadian English and French-speaking markets will improve our responsiveness and efficiency,” said Dave McCree, Lakeside’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Marquis’ long-standing history of operational excellence and Lakeside’s comprehensive printing and distribution services provide customers with immediate benefits in state-of-the-art technology and scale that will enable faster delivery of books to market. I am excited to continue to lead Marquis as part of the Lakeside family with the same dedication to the Quebec, Canadian and US markets and the continued growth this affords our business,” said Serge Loubier, President of Marquis.

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