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  • Book publisher

    Hachette Livre is the world’s third-largest publishing group. Home to over 200 imprints spanning all trade and educational segments, the Group delivers the best in writing and illustration in a variety of languages and formats.

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  • Board game publisher

    In a field not so distant from books, Hachette Livre uses its expertise to publish board games, bringing together creative studios, game publishers and distributors.

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  • Partworks publisher

    As the global leader in this segment, Hachette Livre markets partworks collections in 16 languages and 38 countries.

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Our key figures

With 7,600 employees working for more than 200 imprints worldwide, the Hachette Livre group publishes an average of 15,000 new titles per year, with sales of €2,8 billion in 2023.

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Our heritage: a rich collection of iconic works

Founded by Louis Hachette in Paris in 1826, Hachette Livre thrived thanks to its ability to reinvent itself and innovate.

Over the course of nearly 200 years, the publishers which today make up the Hachette Livre Group have published quite a few masterpieces. Some of them have enjoyed enduring popularity to become true icons in the publishing world.

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A culture of innovation

Creativity and the ability to develop new formats and content are major strengths for the Group and its publishers.


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Our DNA makes us an attractive employer where talent thrives


Hachette Livre’s HR policy promotes diversity and inclusion to guarantee employee well-being. Joining us comes with the advantages of working within a close-knit team as well as the career opportunities only a solid group can offer.

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Our CSR commitments

Fully cognizant of its responsibility and impact as a publishing leader, Hachette Livre places environmental, labour and social challenges at the heart of its strategy.

  • Commitments to the environment

    Having measured its carbon footprint from 2009, Hachette Livre is an environmental pioneer. Today the Group continues to expand its understanding of and commitment to these issues.

  • Commitments to our people

    Hachette Livre is committed to achieving gender equality and inclusivity and to providing equal opportunities for all.

  • Commitments to society

    Hachette Livre embraces and defends the crucial role it plays in education, culture and democracy by ensuring access to its content for all.

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