About Us

Clevo Books is an independent publisher of quality books. We value exploring foreign cultures as a way to enrich our understanding of our own. Our current focus is to bring German language titles in a variety of genres to an English language readership.

The name Clevo Books pays homage to our hometown, Cleveland, Ohio. Home to over 100 ethnic communities, Cleveland is a microcosm of the world. Like Cleveland has attracted so many immigrants from around the world, Clevo Books will grow to be a bridge between readers of English and writers of other languages.

Our founder is Cathryn Siegal-Bergman. An transplant to the Cleveland area at a young age, she graduated from Cleveland State University with a BA in Philosophy and German. She later earned her MA in Translation Studies from the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Kent State University. Siegal-Bergman worked as a freelance translator for various direct clients, including publishers. It was the experience of translating cookbooks and other nonfiction books that inspired her to start Clevo Books, and she is especially attracted to projects that explore cultural identity.

Cathryn Siegal-Bergman in front of the Munich Clock Tower in Marienplatz, 2016.

Cathryn Siegal-Bergman in front of the Munich Clock Tower in Marienplatz, 2016.