of the Publishers and the Published of Catalonia

Barcelona, 1924-1998


(Updated 16/05/2024)

In 1924, Antoni López-Llausàs founded the bookshop, Llibreria Catalònia, along with Manuel Borràs de Quadras and Josep Maria Cruzet. The next year he acquired Editorial Catalana and combined the bookseller’s with the publishing house under the same name, Catalònia. The bookshop prioritised Catalan-language publications and supported and closely tracked the activities of Editorial Selecta publishing house.

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Josep M. Cruzet collection. Editorial Catalònia at the Biblioteca de Catalunya 

The Biblioteca de Catalunya purchased this collection from Sebastià Borràs, one of the directors of Llibreria Catalònia. It contains both professional documentation from Llibreria Catalònia-Casa del Libro, Editorial Selecta and Editorial Aedos, and personal documentation. It is stored in 105 boxes which contain reports, bylaws, account books, tributes to authors, documents on collections, translations, censorship papers, literary prizes, etc.    

Among the different boxes, there is a collection of press cuttings that illustrate the publishing house’s history, which was closely associated with the bookshop of the same name.

More information and documentation on the works produced

Catalogue of publishers of Catalonia until 1939 (Biblioteca de Catalunya)

Historical photographs of Llibreria Catalònia

Josep Ma. Cruzet i la seva obra. Barcelona: Selecta, 1964.

Pineda, Marçal. Veinticinco años de librería. Barcelona : Casa del Libro, 1949.

Tebè, Tomàs; López Llausàs, Antoni; Borràs de Quadras, Manuel. Els cinquanta anys de la Llibreria Catalònia: records i impressions. Barcelona: Editorial Selecta, 1974.