The two traditional book publishers Schwabe from Basel and NZZ Libro will be working together in the future. The aim is to develop a joint program, with the nonfiction publisher NZZ Libro continuing as an independent premium brand in Schwabe's range. A long-term licensing agreement has been concluded for this purpose. The publishing houses will continue to produce titles under the NZZ Libro brand.
Anke Brack, Head of Print and Additional Business NZZ Medien: "At Schwabe, books are core business. We are very pleased to be working more closely with this respected publishing house and are convinced that we have found a future-proof solution that will benefit both of us." Schwabe is also convinced by the cooperation. Ruedi Bienz and Ludwig T. Heuss, the owners of Schwabe: "Our two publishing houses combine long-standing traditions and the highest quality standards. We want to continue the NZZ Libro brand in this spirit and make even better use of our joint strengths and further expand them." Schwabe is taking over NZZ Libro's employees, authors and stocks.
Founded in 1488, Schwabe is the oldest printing and publishing house in the world still in existence today. It is a traditional Swiss company that focuses on an extensive humanities and cultural studies program.