About Us

Paragon Book Gallery has been the foremost source of books on Asian arts and culture in the West for the last 75 years. Founded in 1942 in Shanghai by Max and Rachel Faerber, the store moved to New York City in 1948 and remained there for many years before resettling in Chicago in 1991. In 2014, Paragon opened its flagship store in Beijing. Housing thousands of titles on Asian art and history, Paragon continues to expand its range of sources to encompass art from all over the world. Paragon Book Gallery also holds an extensive collection of rare books, including special editions and titles long out of print. Paragon maintains its own publishing house and book distribution service, publishing and promoting the highest caliber Asian art books and Asian research titles.