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Robert Bentley, company founder, in Harvard Square. Summer, 1985.

Robert Bentley, company founder, in Harvard Square. Summer, 1985.

Bentley Publishers is a transportation oriented publisher with the goal of producing books with lasting value. We are located on Massachusetts Avenue, in Cambridge, Massachusetts between Porter and Harvard Squares and we invite you to visit our bookstore located on the first floor of our offices.

Founded in 1950 by Robert Bentley as an importer of fiction and philosophy books, (now Linnaean Press™) Bentley Publishers became increasingly involved with automotive publishing over the 1960's and now we focus our energy here.

Recognized by readers of Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, and Motor Trend magazines, we take pride in producing books that enhance your technical and historical understanding of the car you drive.

Bentley in the Press

Research and development for the MINI Cooper Service Manual: 2002-2004. David Marsan, editor, pictured.

Research and development for the MINI Cooper Service Manual: 2002-2006.
David Marsan, editor, pictured.

"Call it a chop shop with portfolio...
- The Boston Globe, May 20, 2000
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Bentley Publishers featured in October 2001 issue of Total BMW!
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"Sports car and Euro-car lovers are in luck...
- Arrive, January/Febraury 2001 (Amtrak magazine)
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Michael Bentley, Charlie Burke, Janet Barnes

That is me on the left with long time colleagues Janet Barnes, Director of Publishing, and Charlie Burke, Senior Editor.

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"The Bentley manuals are worth having, even for the car owner who never intends to perform major repairs. Anyone can learn from them."

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