ITC Bookman™

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What is the ITC Bookman™ font?

Bookman is a sturdy workhorse design for legible blocks of text. Ed Benguiat based his 1975 revival on an 1860 design by Alexander Phemister for the Miller & Richard foundry in Scotland. The original Bookman, also known as Old Style, was designed to be an alternative text face to Caslon, improving what were considered to be Caslon’s undesirable traits; Phemister’s Bookman had slighter serifs, shorter ascenders and descenders, and a more prominent vertical stress. Benguiat added new weights and expanded the x-height to create a straightforward look that is well-suited to both book design and display applications.

ITC Bookman™ Font families

The ITC Bookman™ font includes the following font families:

  • Bookman Light
  • Bookman Light Italic
  • Bookman Medium
  • Bookman Medium Italic
  • Bookman Demi
  • Bookman Demi Italic
  • Bookman Bold
  • Bookman Bold Italic

ITC Bookman™ Preview

Here is a preview of how ITC Bookman™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

You're probably thinking - Is ITC Bookman™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. ITC Bookman™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of ITC Bookman™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for ITC Bookman™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for ITC Bookman™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of ITC Bookman™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of ITC Bookman™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find ITC Bookman™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free ITC Bookman™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for ITC Bookman™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want ITC Bookman™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)