Allyn & Bacon

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Allyn & Bacon
Parent companyPearson Education
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBoston
Publication typesTextbooks

Allyn & Bacon, founded in 1868, is a higher education textbook publisher in the areas of education, humanities and social sciences. It is an imprint of Pearson, the world's largest education publishing and technology company which is part of Pearson PLC.

Allyn & Bacon was an independent company until it was purchased by Esquire, Inc., the former publishers of the magazine of the same name, in 1981. Esquire, Inc. was sold to Gulf+Western in 1983, and Allyn & Bacon became part of Simon & Schuster's education division. Pearson purchased the education and reference divisions of Simon & Schuster in 1998.

In 2007 Allyn & Bacon merged with Merrill, also a Pearson company. As a result of the merge, the company's website changed from to

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