ABOUT US

Jozef Publications is a publishing house established in Durrës in 2012. From this year until today it has brought to Albanian readers a large number of publications, from the French classic authors such as Moliere, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Racine, Corneille, Rostand and others, (masterfully translated by the great connoisseur of the French language, Prokop Gjergo) to the later ones, local and foreign. Historical and scientific monographs also occupy an important place in the fund of our publications. Among the authors who regularly collaborate with Jozef Publications are the well-known scholar Paolo Muner, the poet Jozef Radi (under whose care the complete work of Lazër Radi was published), the historians and archaeologists Hava and Sali Hidri, the historian Romeo Gurakuqi, the professors Angjelin Shtjefni, Valentina Shehu, Agim Shehu, Pirro Prifti, Gjergji Shqau, Robert Kosova, Indrit Bimi, and many others, writers Nikolla Spathari, Rifat Hoxha, Enton Bido, Engjëllushe Sanxhaku, poet Edmond Agolli, poetess Etleva Kupsi (under the care of which we have promoted many young authors), as well as many other writers and researchers from Durrës, Tirana, Shkodra, Elbasan, Kavaja etc.

Jozef Publications is a regular participant in book fairs organized in Albanian territories, where we can mention the Book Fair of Tirana, Prishtina, etc. One of the advantages of Jozef Publishing House is the ability to meet all the requirements of the authors, starting from the quality of the publication and ending with a very important request of theirs, that of the number of copies published. Thanks to the machines it owns (since Jozef Publishing also has its own printing house), it makes possible a maximum quality of publications, both through digital printers and offset machines. Both of these technologies enable publishers to choose the most suitable, ranging from a limited number of copies (via digital printer printing) to large quantities (with offset machines). The publishing process is followed at every stage from the processing of the brought material, editing, layout and design of the cover, to the final printing of the book.

We also pay attention to the distribution of the book, through cooperation with the most prestigious distribution companies and bookstores in our country, such as: Adrion, Albania, ASHTL Dita, Nettrade Albania, etc.

Among the most requested titles, published by Joseph Publications, we can mention:

– Prokop Gjergos translation necklace (including works of French classics Molier, Racine, Corneille, Boileau, Hugo, Voltaire, Rostand).

– The titles: “Pyrrhus”, “Alexander the Great” and “Cleopatra”, from the cycle “People who made history” by the American author Jacob Abbot.

-The complete work of the Trieste scholar Paolo Muner, also in a bilingual version (Albanian-Italian):  ”Albania Hope – The Albanian of Trieste”, ”Not Just NATIONAL ANTHEM”, ”A history from Shkodra”, The Captain of the Port of Bar”.

– “Etymological dictionary of the Albanian language” – by Kolec Topalli.

– “Albania and the liberated lands” – by Romeo Gurakuqi.

– “History of Durrës” – by Hava and Sali Hidri.

– “Diseases, symptoms and their treatment” – in three volumes – by Agim Shehu.

– “Two vagabonds in Albania” – by Jan & Cora Gordon.

– “Iron Minister”  – Mirash Ivanaj” by Lazër Radi.

– “Life and customs of Albanians” – by Mark Milan (translated by Lazër Radi).

– “Lessons of dreams and souls” – by Froid & Jung – (translated by Lazër Radi),

– The complete work of Plato – (translated by Lazër Radi).

– ” Life of a man” – the complete work of Giuseppe Ungaretti (translated by Joseph Radi).

– “Beautiful is the youth” – by Herman Hesse – (translated by Enton Bido).

– Poems by Maram Al Masri.- “Dissident poets” – collected and translated by Maksim Rakipaj.

– “Kismet – the fairy-tale fate of Muhammad Ali, the Albanian who founded modern Egypt” – by N.Yousry.

– Children’s books: “The dream blower” (B.Villiot), “The Jungle Book” (V. Ovaldè), “Catherine Sertitydë” (P. Modiano).

– “Book of Junior Olympics 1” – by Robert Kosova.

This page presents our publications, where you can find more information.

OUR PUBLISHINGS

OUR NEW PUBLICATIONS

APRICUS

Rei F. Hodo

ISBN 978-9928-357-62-5

Price 800 Lekë / 7 €

The new publication by the poet Rei F. Hodo. The author is the winner of the First Prize – for the Virtual Literary Competition on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of birth of Dritëro Agolli.

SPRING WITHIN AUTUMN

Harallamb Fandi

ISBN 978-9928-357-97-7

Price 800 Lekë / 7 €

The storybook “Spring in Autumn” comes as a fulfilment of one of the author’s greatest wishes.

THE MAN WITH THE POISON GUN

Serhii Plokhy

ISBN 978-9928–357- 84 – 7

Price 1300 Lekë / 11 €

Translated by Idlir Shkurti

Plokhy’s meticulously researched book sheds light on the ongoing political assassinations carried out by the Soviet regime, even after Stalin’s death, in the foreign countries.

ELIZABETH AND THE OTHERS

Eva Grippa

ISBN 978-9928-357-88-5

Price 1400 Lekë / €12

Pages 372

Ten women to confess the real queen. Elizabeth II, the real one, shown through the female figures closest to her. Ten meetings “Eva against Eve” from which, in the end, she always emerges victorious, the imperishable and eternal: the Queen.


55 POEMS

Vinicius De Moraes

ISBN 978-9928-357-87-8

Price 800 Lek / 7 €

Translated by Jozef Radi 

55 Poems by Marcus Vinícius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, better known as Vinícius de Moraes. Moraes was a Brazilian poet, diplomat, essayist, musician, singer and playwright.

ON CHARON’S BOAT

Dine Dine

ISBN 978 – 9928 – 357 – 80 – 9

Price 1000 Lek / 8 €

The first part of the book “On Charon’s Boat”, includes three stages of the assembled processes of political punishments: arrest, investigation and trial; the second part, which will be included in another publication, includes: “Prisons”. Although with a general spirit, the book remains realistic and denounces  what happened.

22 MARTYRS OF FEBRUARY 26, 1951

Osman Jonuz Kaceli

ISBN 978 – 9928 –  357 – 60 – 1

Prize 1000 Lekë / 8 €

The book was written in honour of the 22 martyrs of February 26, 1951, an event that occurred after a bomb was placed in the Soviet legation.

MY FRIEND IS A BIRD

Julia Gjika

ISBN 978-9928-357-82-3

Price $15 / €15

In the newest book “My friend is a bird” Julia Gjika has summarised most of the best creations in poetry written until April 2022.

CONTACT

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