AKIARA was founded in Barcelona in February 2018 by Inês Castel-Branco, continuing the vision she had created while Publisher at Pequeño Fragmenta, with books translated into over 10 languages.
The publishing house’s name refers to both the Catalan expression “aquí i ara” which means ‘here and now’ (but written with a K, to make it more playful—like children’s books should be!), and the Japanese word Akira, meaning ‘clear, bright, happy.’
AKIARA publishes beautifully-illustrated children’s books focusing on ecology, spirituality, tales from other cultures, social justice, psychology, philosophy, education, interculturality, and mindfulness. Its titles aim to stimulate children´s curiosity by encouraging the art of reading, thinking, contemplating, dialoguing and getting to know themselves.
We are very proud to have sold the rights of our books in several countries and hope to find many more homes for them abroad!
For more information, please contact Veronique Kirchhoff, from Vérok Agency, who represent our books in the most important Fairs, such as Frankfurt and Bologna: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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