of the Publishers and the Published of Catalonia

Barcelona, 1949


(Updated 16/05/2024)

The origin of Editorial Grijalbo dates back to 1949, when Joan Grijalbo Serres (1911-2002) founded it in Mexico, where he had been living in exile since 1939. Its output initially revolved around fiction, essays and historical works. In 1962, it established its publishing headquarters in Barcelona, which became a dynamic publishing hub in Spain, and it expanded the range of genres it published.

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In 2014, Penguin Random House donated the documentation generated while Grijalbo was in business to the Biblioteca de Catalunya. This documentation – which is currently in the process of being organised and described – includes contracts and publishing files which span from 1969 until the late 1970s.

Catalogue of publishers from the Bergnes de las Casas collection (Biblioteca de Catalunya)

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Website of Penguin Random House Publishing Group

Llanas, Manuel. L'Edició a Catalunya. Segle XX (1939-1975) Barcelona: Gremi d'Editors de Catalunya, 2006.