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of the Publishers and the Published of Catalonia

Barcelona, 1975-1994

Argos Vergara


(Updated 15/03/2016)

Argos Vergara was founded from the merger of two large Barcelona publishing houses, the bookshop-publisher Argos and the publisher Vergara, both of which were characterised by the diversity of their publishing output. Mario Lacruz, a literary editor from Plaza & Janés, where he would later return, took over the new company and started to build a new catalogue. One of his early ideas was to combine high-quality and commercial publishing without making a major distinction between the two.

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The Biblioteca de Catalunya has the personal papers of Ignasi Agustí, the literary editor at Argos, and Josep Maria Boix i Selva, the literary editor at Vergara, back when these two publishing houses were different companies.

Ignasi Agustí collection at the Biblioteca de Catalunya

Josep Maria Boix i Selva collection at the Biblioteca de Catalunya

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

Catalogues of publishers of Catalonia after 1976 (Biblioteca de Catalunya)

More information and documentation on the works produced


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

Vila-Sanjuán, Sergio. Pasando pàgina : autores y editores en la España democràtica. Barcelona: Destino, 2003