Finally, FSG Gets a New Home

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By Carmen Comment

Unlike the rest of its Holtzbrinck-owned publishing siblings housed at the Flatiron, Farrar, Straus and Giroux has called Union Square home since 1961. But, as PW’s Dermot McEvoy reports, the literary house will move to 18 West 18th Street – a few stones’ throw from the Flatiron – by the end of the year. “We’ve been talking about it for probably a year and a half or so,” FSG president Jonathan Galassi told PW. “When leases loom, you have to start thinking.”

Moving to the Flatiron was never in the cards, even if there had been space to work with. “It was never contemplated that we were going to be in the Flatiron Building,” said Galassi. “We’ve always had our own address.” And the new address will come with more space. “Now we’re on three floors; we’ll be on two larger floors. We’re taking raw space and creating our own offices out of it so we’ll be able to organize the relationships of the departments better, to have more communication flow, more efficient use of space. So it should be a much more livable and comfortable environment.”