Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG)
WBG is a publishing company as well as a book club with 90,000 members. We offer our members and the general reading public an extensive selection of books and other media with a focus on the humanities. Our range of products comprises more than 6,000 books and 1,500 e-books and encompasses textbooks for students, academic and research titles, editions of works of classical literature, critical editions, reference works, biographies, as well as exhibition catalogues.
Under WBG’s roof you will find the imprints of Konrad Theiss and Philipp von Zabern.
WBG was founded in 1949. Its aim then was to re-publish academic literature that had been destroyed or otherwise lost during the Second World War and make it once more available to the public. This project soon developed into a society for the promotion of science, education and culture – which is still WBG’s mission today.