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Libris UK was an independent publishing company, based in London from September 1986 until its closure in 2014.

9 March 2017

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Heym Libris Book Cover

The catalogue of the Libris UK archives (1980-2013) is now available online. Libris published its first titles in 1988 and from 1990 onwards Libris concentrated almost exclusively on books of and about German literature, from Goethe to Brecht. The Libris collection contains papers and correspondence concerning the editorial process and associated reviews of Libris’ published works. The papers are written in English and German, with some including French and Russian.

The collection contains correspondence regarding publications from the following authors; Rosemary Ashton, Keith Bosley, Bertolt Brecht, Fred Bridgham, Patrick Bridgwater, Brigid Brophy, Richard Dove, Hans Fallada, Theodor Fontane, Franz Fühmann, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Sebastian Haffner, Johann Peter Hebel, Georg Heym, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Erich Kästner, Reiner Kunze and Mireille Gansel, François Lafitte, Georg Lukács, Marian Malet and Anthony Grenville, Eduard Mörike, Hanns Otto Münsterer, Nigel Reeves, Friedrich Schiller, Georg Trakl, Jenny Williams, and Erdmut Wizisla.

Other items of interest include the published works of Libris UK which have been catalogued and added to the library’s manuscripts and special collections here at Queen Mary University of London. This book collection can be accessed via the library catalogue, please search by author, title or publisher.

For more information on the collection (Reference Number: LIBRIS) and details of how to access it please see the catalogue or email:



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