PAPP International Poised to Become Puzzle Activity Book Powerhouse

Montreal, Quebec, April 2, 2021 – PAPP International is excited to announce the acquisition of Les Éditions Récré-Jeux, a primarily French-language publisher of puzzle books and specialty magazines. This latest imprint will expand PAPP International’s portfolio and allow them to penetrate further into the French markets in both Canada and internationally with a solid and more robust offering.

Acquiring Les Éditions Récré-Jeux will also strengthen PAPP International’s ability to offer even more value and variety to its current customer base.

“This latest acquisition provides us the opportunity to grow our business and create an even stronger foundation for the Papp Publishing imprint and our puzzle activity book business,” said George Papp, president and CEO of PAPP International. “The move will allow us to gain even more expertise and greater insight into the French market,” he said, adding that the timing couldn’t be better as they’re focusing on building a strong independent retail network in Quebec and the Canadian domestic market.

Les Éditions Récré-Jeux is based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Its product line includes a plethora of French-language puzzle books ranging from classic word searches and crosswords—to more challenging and cryptic puzzle varieties popular in Europe. The company prints more than 700,000 puzzle books each year.

In addition, Les Éditions Récré-Jeux publishes specialty books and magazines. One example is the monthly art magazine Coup de Pinceau, which features decorative painting projects, templates, and techniques shared by a collection of contributing artists.

About PAPP International

PAPP International is a dynamic publishing company focused on creating fun and innovative books for both children and adults. Based in Montreal, Canada, it is a versatile and vertically integrated company that includes printing, shipping, and logistics capabilities designed to serve its retail and publishing partners around the world.

Founded in 2004 as Beaver Books, PAPP International has more than 16 years’ experience as an independent publisher. Today it is home to three additional imprints: PAPP Publishing, Imagine Publications, and Tiny & Tim. Together, they publish more than 500 original new titles annually.

PAPP International’s products are available around the world, including in Central and South America, Europe, the UK, and Australia, and its titles have been translated into 14 different languages.

Contact Information

George Papp, CEO
514.725.1515 | 855.725.1515 |
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