About Us

The history, development and traditions of the Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House reach back to the historic 1869 year, when the Bulgarian Literary Society was set up in Wallachia and Russia. The Society emerged in the conditions of foreign bondage and emigration, willed into life by the enthusiasm and efforts of a few scholars and men of learning, including Marin Drinov, Vasil Droumev, Vasil Stoyanov, and with the aid of ardent patriots from the Bulgarian émigré circles.

Marin Drinov and Vasil Droumev, the first actual members of the Society, organised and edited its publications.

After Bulgarian Literary Society was transformed into the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1911, it embarked on a wide-scale publishing activity in the face of many obstacles arousing from the lack of its own publishing and printing house.

The Academic Publishing House was established in 1949. In 1994, on the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of Bulgarian Literary Society, the BAS Publishing and Printing House was renamed into the Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House.

Now it is a publishing and polygraphic complex for academic literature bringing out monographs, dictionaries, reference books, encyclopedias, collections, journals, popular science literature, and manuals for all spheres of knowledge.

Of the vast multitude of other publishing houses the Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House is singled out now as one of the highly respected and preferred publishers, both by the authors for its adherence to tradition, and by the readers for obtaining up-to-date scientific information from its publications and ideas how to transfer scientific theory into practice.

With the issued academic literature the Publishing House helps for increasing the role of science in people s life, it helps for the cultural and economical development of Bulgarian people, and to enhancing their national self-confidence. Its output is a vehicle for the Bulgarian scientific thought to find its place among the Bulgarian men of science and to uphold the national and cultural prestige of Bulgaria abroad.

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