About Us

In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. People from the community asked Mr. Barron for books to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides. 

For more than 80 years, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.

From general learning and pre-college test prep to professional certification and upskilling, Barron’s has what you need to succeed. Written by experienced educators and professionals, our trusted resources are ideal for use both in and out of the classroom. Confused in class? Nervous about an exam? Need to polish your skills for a new job?

Let Barron’s be your guide.