Since 1988, Bergli Books has been publishing books in Switzerland that bridge intercultural gaps. Its mostly-English list focuses on the cultural diversity, rich history and cultural attitudes and values of the Swiss, and their interactions with international people living in Switzerland.
In 2021, Bergli Books was acquired by Helvetiq, a natural step in adapting to the changing publishing landscape. “We’re thrilled to welcome Bergli, with its 30-year history of publishing English books in Basel, to the multicultural, growing Helvetiq team,” said Hadi Barkat, Helvetiq’s CEO. “Richard’s American roots and Swiss experience makes him just the person to help us approach a global readership for our great Swiss books.”
The combined Helvetiq/Bergli publishing group is one of the few Swiss publishers regularly publishing simultaneously in three languages. “I’ve always admired how quickly Helvetiq has taken on an important role in Swiss publishing,” Bergli publisher Richard Harvell said. “And I look forward to being part of that success.”
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