Academia publishing house
We are one of the largest publishing houses in Central Europe focused on academic and popular non-fiction literature. We publish new monographs and other works by Czech academics as well as classic non-fiction works, translations and popular non-fiction books, encyclopaediae and dictionaries. We also run a network of bookshops selling a wide range of academic and non-fiction works.
The Academia bookshops
Our bookshops in Prague, Brno and Ostrava organise events to promote newly published books in our thematic series, of which there are currently more than thirty (including History, The 21st Century, Galileo, Zoological Field Guides, Memory).
We promote our newly published works:
- on our website and via social networks
- in window displays at our bookshops
- at prestigious book fairs (Prague, Bratislava, Frankfurt, London, Leipzig and others)
- at events held at our bookshops, including discussions, book readings and signings
- at promotional events organised by the CAS institutes
- as part of the Academia Award and Student Contest
- through collaboration with the media, as a result of which our publications are frequently reviewed in periodicals, on news websites and online literature portals, on Czech Radio and Czech Television.
Our publications frequently win awards. Recent examples have included:
- Magnesia Litera 2018 - Publishing prize: Pavel Brodský, Kateřina Spurná, Marta Vaculínová (eds.): Liber viaticus Jana ze Středy
- Magnesia Litera 2017 - Educational Literature prize: Petr Roubal: Československé spartakiády
- Slovník roku [Dictionary of the Year] 2019 - 2nd Place: Anna Skoumalová a Lubomír Hrouda: Rostliny naší přírody
- Josefa Hlávka Prize 2019 - Physical Science category - Michal Křížek a kol.: Abelova cena
- Miroslav Ivanov Awards 2019 - Dagmar Hájková, Pavel Horák, Vojtěch Kessler, Miroslav Michela: Sláva republice!
- Miroslav Ivanov Awards 2019 - Jiří Knapík, Martin Franc a kol.: Mezi pionýrským šátkem a mopedem
- Miroslav Ivanov Awards 2019 - Michal Přibáň a kol.: Český literární samizdat
- Miroslav Ivanov Awards 2019 - Milan Hlavačka, Zdeněk Munzar, Zdeněk Vašek: S Bohem za císaře a vlasť!
- Egon Ervín Kisch Prize 2019 - Miroslava Poláková: Měli odvahu žít