We offer Zurich publishers the opportunity to set up a publisher’s book archive. They tell the story of the Zurich publishing scene down the centuries. Publishers’ programmes reflect the cultural and economic conditions of literary production but also reveal their distinct thematic and design identities.

The publishers’ book archives are open to researchers focusing on either an individual publishing house or the entirety of the publishing business in Zurich. Please contact us to arrange a viewing.

Additionally, a range of publishers’ archives (manuscripts, letters, publishers’ programmes) are listed in the ZBcollections.ch archive portal.

Active publishers’ book archives

The following are the current publishers’ book archives we hold:


Artefacta Verlag / call number: VAR 162

AS Verlag & Buchkonzept AG / call number: VAR 114

Atlantis/Pro Juventute / call number: VAR 132


Beobachter / call number: VAR 126


Chronos / call number: VAR 103

Claudia Wartmann Natürlich / call number: VAR 160


Dike Verlag / call number: VAR 147

Diogenes / call number: VAR 257

Dörlemann / call number: VAR 144


Edition 8 / call number: VAR 125

Edition Howeg / call number: VAR 141

Edition Moderne / call number: VAR 127

Edition Patrick Frey / call number: VAR 263

Edition Spuren / call number: VAR 157


Globi Verlag / call number: VAR 146

Gut Verlag / call number: VAR 129


Hier und Jetzt / Signatur: VAR 173

Huber Frauenfeld, imprint of Orell Füssli (since 2011) / call number: VAR 130


JRP Ringier Kunstverlag / call number: VAR 142


Lehrmittelverlag Zürich / call number: VAR 111

Limmat Verlag / call number: VAR 105


Nagel & Kimche / call number: VAR 128

Edition NZN bei TVZ / call number: VAR 133


Orell Füssli / call number: VAR 130


Pano Verlag / call number: VAR 139

Park Books / call number: VAR 169

Pro Juventute/Atlantis / call number: VAR 132


Römerhof-Verlag / call number: VAR 156

Rotpunktverlag / call number: VAR 122

Rüffer & Rub / call number: VAR 155


Scheidegger & Spiess / call number: VAR 150

Schulthess / call number: VAR 131

Scola Verlag, imprint of Orell Füssli (since 2008) / call number: VAR 130


TVZ Theologischer Verlag Zürich / call number: VAR 133


Unionsverlag / call number: VAR 104


Verlag der Zürcher Bibel / call number: VAR 138

Versus Verlag AG / call number: VAR 116


Wolfbach Verlag / call number: VAR 171


Xanthippe Verlag / call number: VAR 148

Inactive publishers’ book archives

The following is a list of publishers’ book archives that are no longer current, either because the publisher no longer exists or because it is no longer based in Zurich:


Ammann Verlag / call number: VAR 165

Arche Verlag / call number: VAR 100

Artemis / call number: VAR 154

Atlantis + Atlantis-Musikbuch / call number: VAR 170 


Bajazzo (formerly Palazzo) / call number: VAR 237

Benziger / call number: VAR 101

Berichthaus / call number: VAR 168

Bilger / call number: VAR 164


Classen Verlag / call number: VAR 109


Der Aufbruch / call number: VAR 153 A

Die Gestaltung / call number: VAR 153 G


Edition Sternenvogel / call number: VAR 159

Europa Verlag (until 2010) / call number: VAR 152

EVZ Evangelischer Verlag (later TVZ Theologischer Verlag Zürich) / call number: VAR 134 (in processing)


Flamberg Verlag / call number: VAR 136


Haffmans Verlag / call number: VAR 112


Industrielle Organisation / call number: VAR 167


Kein & Aber / call number: VAR 124

Kindler / call number: VAR 166

Kontrast Verlag / call number: VAR 115


Manesse Verlag / call number: VAR 110

Memory/Cage Editions / call number: VAR 137


NZN Buchverlag / call number: VAR 121

NZZ Libro / call number: VAR 120


Offizin / call number: VAR 140

Oprecht / call number: VAR 153


Parkett-Verlag / call number: VAR 248

Pendo / call number: VAR 107

Zurich University of Teacher Education, publications office (formerly Pestalozzianum) / call number: VAR 143


Rascher / call number: VAR 163

Rentsch / call number: VAR 151

Romano / call number: VAR 149

Rothenhäusler / call number: VAR 145

Rüegger Verlag / call number: VAR 117


Scalo Verlag / call number: VAR 106

Speer Verlag / call number: VAR 108


Walter-Verlag, Meilen / call number: VAR 158

Werd Verlag / call number: VAR 102


Zwingli Verlag / call number: VAR 135