Located in Waverly, Iowa, G&R Publishing was formed in 1973 by Max Guernsey and Walter Rada, and from our founders we took the name G&R Publishing. G&R Publishing started with the simple mission to produce custom cookbooks as fundraisers for organizations. Over the years, additional divisions were added to the mix including CQ Products, our nationally distributed publishing division, and The Box Factory, a rigid set-up box manufacturer. As the CQ Products division grew, the custom cookbooks division was transferred to Cookbook Specialists.

CQ Products Books

CQ Products has been developing books and distributing them to the gift industry for more than 30 years. With top-selling cookbooks, gift books, memory journals, coloring books for adults, and more, CQ Products caters primarily to the gift market for one simple reason – our books make great gifts!

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The Box Factory

The Box Factory specializes in producing boxes for a variety of industries including model boxes for orthodontists and rigid set-up boxes for items like games, knife sets, stationary sets and much more.



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Cookbook Specialists

G&R Publishing has a long history of producing custom cookbooks for fundraisers, businesses, individuals and families. In 2018, Cookbook Specialists took over the custom cookbooks division and is based out of Independence, Iowa.

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