of the Publishers and the Published of Catalonia

Barcelona, 1972-1989


(Updated 16/05/2024)

Founded in 1972, Editorial Laia took over for Editorial Estela, which had been shuttered by the Franco regime, retaining the managerial team made up of Alfons Comín and Josep Verdura. It worked in anti-Franco resistance and carried on its political commitment with the transition to democracy.

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The Editorial Laia collection joined the Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya (National Archive of Catalonia) in 2004 through donation. It is currently in the process of being described.

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

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Catalogue of publishers of Catalonia from 1940 to 1975 (Biblioteca de Catalunya)

Llanas, Manuel. L'Edició a Catalunya. Segle XX, els darrers trenta anys. Barcelona: Gremi d'Editors de Catalunya, 2007.

Sans i Travé, Josep M. “Salvación y recuperación de archivos privados por parte del Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya”, comunicació presentada a les VI Jornadas de Patrimonio Histórico y Territorial: Patrimonio Olvidado, Patrimonio Recuperado. Laredo-Santander: Universidad de Cantabria, 3 y 4 de abril de 2014