Larousse has been a major name in publishing for 150 years and one of the most firmly anchored in French society. A leading publisher of dictionaries and encyclopedias, Larousse publishes language dictionaries, school dictionaries, themed dictionaries and bilingual dictionaries. Since 2008, Larousse has been offering new ways of accessing knowledge, such as with its online encyclopedia, www.larousse.fr, which is available free of charge and widely used by teachers for academic research. The imprint has successfully expanded its expertise while remaining true to its fundamental mission of sharing knowledge. Larousse is the second largest lifestyle and reference publisher in France, with books on health and well-being, cooking, gardening, nature, as well as arts and crafts. At its website cuisine.larousse.fr , users can download thousands of recipes for free, and even share their own recipes with others. It also publishes a range of large format books, documentaries and reference works for the general public and specialists. A benchmark on the classics market in France with Les petits classiques Larousse, Larousse also guides and supports students throughout their school years thanks to a great number of supplementary study guides in French and other languages. Larousse uses its experience producing encyclopedias to publish illustrated books and gift books in all areas of knowledge of interest to children (dinosaurs, astronomy, Ancient Egypt, sharks, the human body, etc.). One of the rare publishing houses to have developed a solid international base, it publishes in 41 languages.
Dictionaries and encyclopedias: Number of active titles on backlist: 350 Number of books published/year: 75 Children’s books: Number of active titles on backlist: 220 Number of books published/year: 50 Lifestyle: Number of active titles on backlist: 330 Number of books published/year: 110