The publishing house was established in 1953, formerly as the publishing house of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. The name Academia has been used since 1966. Today Academia has a leading position among publishers in the Czech Republic. Academia publishes original scientific monographs and works by Czech scientists, also foreign classics in science, popular science, non-fiction, encyclopaedias, as well as quality fiction in the original Czech and in translation.



Printing House FINIDR is the largest book producer in the central Europe with annual production of 24 million books and with 33 million EUR turnover. 80 % of production is exported. FINIDR is focused on offset printing, sheet-fed printing, B&W web press and high quality colour books and brochures. The main reason for our long-term cooperation with many leading domestic as well as European publishers are: 5 language customer service, top quality, individual attitude, favourable prices, and short-term execution of order and delivery dates.



Slovart Publishing Ltd. Is one of the leading publishers of illustrated books both in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. Since 1991 we publish children’s and adult’s books on a wide range of subject, mainly for the trade market. In recent years we have added fiction to our list. Our sister company BRIO is one of the leading Czech exporters of children’s books with illustrations by award winning Czech and Slovak illustrators including Dušan Kállay, Adolf Born and Peter Uchnár.



Baobab publishing company for alternative children's illustrated books was founded in 2000. We focus on publishing original texts and compelling translations. We cooperate with the upcoming generation of artists.



Book World

(Svět knihy)

Company founded by the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers. Its main activity is the organisation of the annual Book World Prague Fair, the promotion of books and literature, and export of Czech books.



Publishing House Host has long been one of the most prestigious Czech publishers, especially in the area of contemporary Czech fiction (Kateřina Tučková, Petra Soukupová, Jiří Hájíček, Jan Němec, Jakuba Katalpa, Antonín Bajaja, Matěj Hořava), translated fiction (Olga Tokarczuk, Fredrik Backman, Jeffrey Eugenides), crime novels and thrillers (Stieg Larsson, David Lagercrantz, Lars Kepler, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Peter May, Henning Mankell). Now Host publishes children’s SF, fantasy, and YA literature, too.



​Ottovo Nakladatelství

OTTOVO develops original Czech encyclopaedic titles, atlases and dictionaries, as well as mass market non-fiction where it is known for its picture books, titles on history, plants, cooking and many others. It also produces many children titles, even adapted to folding books, sound books or puzzle books.




Vutium Press was established in 1996. It publishes in numerous editions – original and translated university textbooks, monographs, handbooks, scientific writings, presentable and special editions.



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