A passion for beauty, culture, and art

We are book lovers, first and foremost. We believe that books are living objects d'art, and are meant to dazzle and delight, while capturing superlative people, places, and art for posterity. 

Vivant Books is dedicated to providing the sophisticated reader with the ultimate experience in informational high arts and sciences literature, modern and post-modern artist biographies and luxury coffee table books. Our deluxe editions are packaged with hand finished artwork by the artists they feature. We believe in the power of books to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought, and provide entertainment. We strive to provoke thought in our community, and support the role of literature in our society through our publications.

Working with a pool of talented designers, we are able to meet the creative needs of our artists. We are able to guide our authors in creating beautiful extensions of their art through books, and also offer product design and merchandise manufacturing.

Becky Benenate

In the publishing industry for over 20 years, Becky has brought her knowledge and expertise while working freelance to such companies as Waite Group Press and Amber-Allen Publishing. She enjoyed fulfilling the roles of both Editorial Director and Production Manager during her nine year tenure at New World Library, where she worked with various best-selling authors, including Shakti Gawain, Deepak Chopra, Mother Teresa, Sabrina Ward Harrison, and many others. Her strengths are acquisitions, developmental editing, and design. Additionally, she has studied architecture and interior design.
Contact Becky at becky@vivantbooks.com

Mia R. Benenate

Mia has worked in the publishing industry since 2009, most notably at Art Publishing, Ltd. and Amber-Allen Publishing. Mia earned her BS in Literature and Creative Writing from Eugene Lang at The New School University in New York, NY. She studied French, architecture and photography while living abroad in Europe. Her greatest passions include travel, art, and literature. 
Contact Mia at mia@vivantbooks.com

Nina Chan

Nina is a marketing and graphic design professional based in San Francisco. She majored in Visual Communications and Business Marketing at San Francisco State University. She continued her education at Hult International Business School where she earned a Master’s in International Marketing and had the opportunity to study in San Francisco and London. She is enthusiastic about the intersection between technology and education, fashion, and publication. 
Contact Nina at nina@vivantbooks.com

Gordon Whiteside

Gordon Whiteside is an Art Director specializing in the design of art, architecture and graphic novel publications. He studied art and design at NSCAD University and The Cooper Union. Over the past 10 years he has worked for Architectural Record, Nickelodeon, Random House, and others. He currently lives and works in New York City.