Who We Are

Aconcagua Libros is founded as a bookstore in 1995 and has published over one hundred titles since 1997, although the publishing activity has basically developed over the last decade. The publications are academic and research in social sciences and humanities texts. Geographic areas: Andalusia and Latin America (Aconcagua was founded as a bookstore specializing in Latin American studies in 1995). Most of our publications receive sponsorship support. In our catalog include academic and scientific works in collaboration with universities and other public and private institutions of Andalusia (Spain). Since 2010, Aconcagua has been active in the recovery of the "Memoria Histórica Democrática" published works on the history of Spain between 1931 and 1963 (Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War and repression of the dictatorship of General Franco).

 

Origins and History. Booksellers and Publishers

 

In 1995 Aconcagua Books inaugurates the first bookstore in Calle Alonso el Sabio, Seville. It was the first library on Latin American studies of Andalusia. For that reason, we decided to use the name of ACONCAGUA.

In 1997 we published our first book, a collection of texts by the Argentinian (Tucumán) writer Mario Casacci.

Aconcagua became a cultural space and was the meeting place and activities around books. The most important moment for us was the visit of José Saramago, a few months after the opening of the bookstore.

Years later Aconcagua opened a bookstore on the campus of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, to serve customers in the university community.

The business expanded and the company plans to create a publishing company (2002-2003). The objective was to improve service to the university community of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Aconcagua creates a new collection called Textos Universitarios (University Textbooks) to publish texts of professors and researchers.

 

Collaboration with these researchers allowed creation of new collections: Política y Sociedad (Politics and Society) y Cuadernos de Derecho, Política y Sociedad (Law, Politics and Society). We want to emphasize that the first publications of the years 1997-2002 on Latin American studies were included in the collection La Otra América.

Aconcagua Libros since 2010

 

In 2010 Aconcagua start a new project linked to Spanish society: the studies of the "Memoria Histórica Democrática" in Andalusia and other regions of Spain. We have created the collection El Pasado Oculto, with the collaboration of historians and anthropologists: Francisco Espinosa, Fernando Romero and Angel del Río.

This editorial proposal has been well received by readers and specialists. In the last 4 years we have published numerous books of History of Spain in the years 1931 to 1963 (including the Spanish Republic, the Spanish Civil War and the repression of the dictatorship of General Franco). The December 14, 2013 Aconcagua received the Award ASCIL for supporting local research in the province of Seville (http://www.ascil.es/). On January 25, 2014, our publication, El Caso Rocío. La historia de una película secuestrada por la transición, won the Award ASECAN for best film book in Andalusia  (http://www.asecan.org/).

In 2012, Aconcagua has created a new collection of Andalusian studies in collaboration with Asana (Asociación Andaluza de Antropología) and CEA (Centro de Estudios Andaluces).

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events

Otto Engelhardt (1866-1936)

13/08/2015 20:22
In Memory of Otto Engelhardt, murdered in Seville in 1936 on the express orders of the Nazis. In the book Lugares de la memoria. Golpe militar, represión y resistencia en Sevilla. Itinerarios (Aconcagua Libros, 2014) It's included in...

Antonio Acosta: Los orígenes de la burguesía de El Salvador. 55 International Congress of Americanist. San Salvador (El Salvador)

05/07/2015 16:25
55 International Congress of Americanist. Presentarion of the book by Antonio Acosta Presentation of the Salvadoran edition of the book by Antonio Acosta: Los orígenes de la burguesía de El Salvador. El control sobre el café y el Estado....

20 years of Aconcagua Libros. Jose Saramago in the bookstore Aconcagua (Seville, 1995)

20/04/2015 20:47
This April marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of our career as booksellers. Two years later we would begin our work as publishers. The official opening was in autumn 1995, with the conference of Nobel Portuguese Jose Saramago. An...

Presentation of the book: Objetivo Ronda. La represión en la Sierra Sur de Sevilla y las comarcas de Antequera y Ronda (March 13)

07/03/2015 20:44
Presentation of the book on Friday March 13 at the Museum of Osuna (Seville, Andalusia, Spain) 07:30 PM Presentation of the book Manuel Velasco Haro (coord.). José María García Márquez, Francisco Ayala Diaz, Raquel Villar Zugasti Objetivo...

Presentation of the book: Mujeres en obras. La construcción interminable de la feminidad (March 18, Seville)

07/03/2015 20:40
Presentation of the book Pura Sánchez Mujeres en obras. La construcción interminable de la feminidad  Women at work. The endless construction of femininity March 18 / 07:00 PM Palacio de los marqueses de la Algaba Plaza Calderón de la...

Movimientos sociales, participación y ciudadanía en Andalucía / Social movements, Participation and Citizenship in Andalusia

15/02/2015 15:46
Félix Talego (Anthropologist, professor at the University of Sevilla) write a review for the book in the  Revista Andaluza de Antropología Núm. 7. Septiembre de 2014 [pp. 146-151]. ISSN 2174-6796 YOU CAN READ THE...

Presentation of the book: Copyright y Copyleft. Modelos para la Ecología de los Saberes / Copyright and Copyleft. Models for Ecology of Knowledge

15/02/2015 08:26
Martínez Cabezudo, Fernando: Copyright y Copyleft: Modelos para la Ecología de los Saberes /  Copyright and Copyleft: Models for Ecology of Knowledge Bookstore LA FUGA (Sevilla) March 4, 2015, 9 P.M.    
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