The Peter Lang Publishing Group

The Peter Lang Publishing Group consists of companies based in various countries and markets its books worldwide.

Peter Lang, who founded the group, came from a family of renowned Swiss booksellers and publishers. He learned the technical side of publishing in his father’s firm before founding his own company. 

In 1970, he created Peter Lang GmbH in Frankfurt am Main, which has now expanded to have representation in many German and Austrian cities. Peter Lang AG in Bern became the head office in 1977 and is still the central point for many of the group’s activities, such as marketing, sales and distribution.

Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. in New York was created in 1982, Peter Lang AG (now Peter Lang Ltd) was founded in Oxford in 1996, and P.I.E.-Peter Lang was opened in Brussels in 1999.


About the Peter Lang Publishing Group and the Peter Lang Children’s Trust

The Peter Lang Children’s Trust is a grant-making charity in the UK providing assistance and support for socially disadvantaged children. The Trust was founded by the Swiss publisher and philanthropist Peter Lang in 2003. Its mission is to support educational and social initiatives, financed with the profits from the Peter Lang Publishing Group. For additional information, please visit the Peter Lang Children’s Trust at: www.plct.org.uk.