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Brill Brings Hiersemann‘s Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens Online

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquires the electronic distribution rights to Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens, second edition (LGB²) from Hiersemann Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany).

Leiden, The Netherlands  ()

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) - 14 October 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquires the electronic distribution rights to Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens, second edition (LGB²) from Hiersemann Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany), and further expands its portfolio in Book History and of major reference works in the German language. 

The recently completed 9-volume work is edited by Günther Pflug et al., former head of the German National Library. It aims to register and describe all persons, institutes, facts, parameters and practices which play a role in the transmission of knowledge between author and reader. This includes the production, distribution and reception of books. Comprising articles by more than 400 authors, the LGB² is widely considered an indispensable resource for students and researchers in book history, library science, manuscript studies, media studies, and literature and cultural studies.

Brill will make the Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens available online in December 2016 on its reference work platform. The online portfolio further includes other German language works such as Der Neue Pauly Online, Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online, Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur Online(Metzler Verlag), and Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart Online(Mohr Siebeck).

Customers of the print edition will be eligible for a discount. More information on the LGB² Online is available on the Brill website. For questions on this media alert please contact Jasmin Lange, Business Development Manager ( or + 31 71 5353 517).

For customer queries please contact our Sales department at (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific) or (the Americas).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes over 250 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company's key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit

About Hiersemann
Founded in 1892 by Karl W. Hiersemann in Leizpig, and since 1949 based in Stuttgart (Germany), Hiersemann Verlag is an independent academic press specializing in book and library studies, history, art history, classics, literary studies and religious studies. For more information, visit

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