Our collections arrange our books depending on their theme or their form, sometimes very different from each other, but always with a common goal: that you enjoy them.
Growing up books
These illustrated albums can be read to little kids but have a double meaning when you read them as you grow up. These books are for grown-ups that are still little kids.
These are books that hang on to the voice of those who never had one, the voice of our grandmothers and grandfathers. Books that rescue traditional tales from the silence, the stories that were heard on nights without television.
Illustrated ancient tales
This collection accompanies the Ancient Tales, adding beautiful illustrations to the tales that we like the most. They are books that keep the voice of those who never had one, books that rescue traditional stories from silence and bring them to the present day filled with images and colour.
As good "bad companies", we are capricious, and sometimes we feel like making books that are not easy to put on shelves because they do not have a book format, or because they are books with photographs, or because they propose literary or love games... These texts that flee formats and classifications will be in this collection of cravings.
In this series, we will not publish a noir novel, but rather our work of recovering oral memory in black communities. We want to offer in our books rich African oral literature. But, as Africa is more than a continent, we will also publish stories of black Colombians from Chocó, of blacks from Mexico, of Paraguay... With the sale of the books in this collection we support a charity project in the area.
Mini black series
Books that claim to be more than just books.
This collection is the little sister of the Black series. Here we will select 7 wonderful stories among all those we have published and we will make an illustrated book for you to enjoy the tales and images that populate the African night and the imagination of those who gather around the fire.
With each book you buy, you are purchasing two: one for you and one for an African girl or boy.
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Special and extraordinary books. Books that cannot be found anywhere else, that do not fit in any other collection, books out of place. Inappropriate books that escape from any literary genre classification, books that bother, books out of place. Books that are necessary, books off the charts.
Books of the Baobab
In this collection, we will publish African authors in Spanish. The limited interest of the market for the letters of Africa drives us to carry out a project in which each of the subscribers makes their individual contribution and can be involved in its continuity.
The only benefit of Books of the Baobab is precisely that the African voices translated into Spanish are expanded, in a society in need, more than ever, of other views on the world and the human being. The selection of the works will be based on their quality, their importance in their respective countries and the interest of the subscribers.
The Alejando de los Santos' collection is directed by Ana Cristina Herreros, Chema Caballero and Sonia Fernández.
The collection is dedicated to Antonio Lozano (1956-2019).
If you don't want to miss anything from this collection, here we tell you everything:
In this collection, we will offer books in risky formats. Books that can also become a reversible artistic and educational object because their size and consistency allow it.
People tell stories too
This collection, which began by hosting the illustrated album award that we organised, is now expanded and will be the heading under which we publish special albums that represent invisible groups or situations that we do not want to look at or that we do not want to talk about: people with autism, war, homeless people...
Stories of people who are concealed, silenced, made invisible, unheard of, relegated to the private sphere, hidden behind the doors of their kitchens, who do not appear in history manuals but star in the pink press. Stories of people who give life, who nurture, who shelter, who take care of the most important things, the small ones. These are women's stories.
Fabrics that tell
Fabrics in Africa can tell stories. They use, like tales, the language of symbolism, of dreams. They cover the waist of women, transport the belongings of those who travel, or sleeping babies, and shelter the body of those who sleep. For this reason, we have chosen African fabric as the base for this collection which arises with the aim of supporting women's community work in Africa. In Kolda (Senegal) the women will sew the stories we hear in their community. Fabric stories that embrace the dreams of your favourite people.
This is not just another collection, it is a section where you can find those books that we have not edited directly as a publishing house, but in which we have collaborated in one way or another. Books with their own name that we believe are special and that is why we want to support them from our website.