Addison-Wesley Publishing is based at 75 Arlington Street, Suite 300 in Boston, Mass. Addison-Wesley, a branch of Pearson PLC, is a leading publisher of technical material. Books published by Addison-Wesley Publishing are written by technical leaders and experts.
Formed in 1942, Addison-Wesley Publishing's first book was MIT professor Francis Weston Sears' "Mechanics." In 1988, Addison-Wesley Publishing was purchased by Pearson PLC and became part of Addison-Wesley Longman in 1994. Pearson acquired the educational publishing division of Simon & Schuster in 1998, and it was then merged with Addison-Wesley Longman to form Pearson Education. Pearson moved the Addison-Wesley Longman offices from Reading, Pa. to Boston, Mass. in 2004.