Bonnier books pattern
Bonnier books pattern

Bonnier Books 1804 to present

2021

Bonnier Books acquires 83 % of Strawberry Publishing A/S (now Bonnier Norsk Forlag) in Norway and sells all ownership shares in the Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm to Egmont.

2020

Bonnier Books re-enters the Danish market by the launch of the new book publishing house Gutkind in Denmark. Strawberry publishing, founded in 2019, (now Alpha) is acquired.

2016

BookBeat, a digital subscription service for audio and e-books, is launched. Today the service is available in 28 European markets.

2015

The second largest Finnish book retailer, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, (the Academic Bookstore) founded in 1893, is acquired.

2014

Bonnier Books acquires a stake of the Polish publishing house Marginesy founded in 2008. Now the Polish publishing houses are gathered under Bonnier Books Polska.

2012

The Swedish paperback retailer Pocket Shop, founded 1989, is acquired.

2002

Bonniers’ book publishing businesses are brought together in the business area Bonnier Books.

1999

Acquisition of children’s book publisher Autumn Publishing, founded in 1970, marks Bonnier’s entry into the British publishing market. The business, now gathered under Bonnier Books UK, has since then grown and broadened its publishing in the market, achieving its ambition of becoming a fully-fledged trade publisher.

1996

The Finnish book publishing house Tammi, founded in 1943, is acquired. Tammi was merged with the Finnish book publishing house WSOY in 2011 following Bonnier’s acquisition of the company. WSOY is now the largest trade publisher in the Finnish market.

1980

Bonnier enters the German market by acquiring children’s and youth book publisher Carlsen Verlag, founded in 1953. The business has since then grown, organically and through acquisitions and is now gathered under Bonnier Media Deutschland, today the second largest trade publishing group in the German market.

1837

Gerhard’s son Albert launches the book publishing house Albert Bonniers Förlag in Stockholm which over the years establishes its role as a major force in Swedish culture by publishing several prominent authors. The business grows organically and through acquisitions and today Bonnier’s book businesses are incorporated in Bonnierförlagen, the leading publishing group in Sweden.

1804

Gerhard Bonnier leaves Dresden to open a book- stall in Copenhagen and later in Sweden.

The timeline excludes divested and discontinued businesses.