Overlook publisher Peter Mayer closes the book on his Soho spread

Peter Mayer, president of the Overlook Press, is looking to turn the page on his Manhattan home. The longtime publishing executive and former CEO of Penguin listed his Soho apartment for $5.3 million today.

Mayer, a Chevalier and Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, purchased the three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo almost exactly 18 years ago on July 22, 1999, according to public records.

Today, the loft-like apartment features two levels connected by a striking spiral staircase, wine cellar and of course lots of bookshelves.

Check it out below.

And for the curious, here is Mayer talking about starting a career in publishing.