Steve Leveen • Co-Founder & CEO, Levenger


Steve Leveen is the CEO and co-founder with his wife, Lori Granger Leveen, of Levenger. Established in 1987, Levenger designs and sells high-end products geared toward reading, writing and working with ideas. Leveen is also the publisher of Levenger Press, a micropublisher of specialty books whose titles include works by Churchill, Tocqueville and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Leveen's first book, The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life, was published in 2005. Among the publications that featured it were The New York Times Book Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe and the Miami Herald. The book was named a BookSense pick by the independent bookstores of America, and its author was part of a panel presentation at the 2005 Miami Book Fair International. It was also the basis for a series of workshops Leveen conducted for companies such as Starbucks and Target, and that focused on finding more time to read the books that mattered.

Leveen frequently blogs on topics related to the Well-Read Life for the Huffington Post [1]. He has had his articles on the human side of technology published in The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times. He holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from Cornell University.

Leveen serves on the board of the National Book Foundation and is a member of the YPO/WPO. He and his wife live in Delray Beach, Florida, where Levenger is headquartered.