Midsea Books

Midsea Books




Midsea Books Ltd. is Malta’s leading publisher. It was set up in 1969 by Pawlu Mizzi, a graduate in History and Librarianship. The publishing house he founded, pioneered and revolutionised the Maltese book trade.

Today the group is made up of Klabb Kotba Maltin, Heritage Books, and the recent addition of Patrimonju Publishing, apart from Midsea Books itself. Each of these imprints has its own distinctive editorial content. Each year, some 50 new titles are produced. Most of these publications fall under the history, art and language category.

Midsea Books was set up in 1974 and publishes academic and scholarly works in English. Midsea Books was also responsible for the publication of an etymological Maltese-Maltese Dictionary in ten volumes, Il-Miklem Malti by Erin Serracino-Inglott and The Maltese-English-Maltese Dictionary in six volumes by Joseph Aquilina. The latter was awarded the ‘Publication of the Millennium Award’ by the Ministry of Education in 2000. Heritage Books, set up in 1999, aims to produce reference books in English with a popular appeal. Moreover, Heritage Books works closely with most agencies, foundations, museums and trusts involve in conserving Malta’s heritage. In 2005, Midsea Books acquired the Patrimonju Publishing imprint. Patrimonju Publishing, the publishing arm of Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti (Malta Heritage Foundation), produces prestige academic books in English. Only four titles are published annually with this imprint thus the books chosen for publication are a guarantee of its mark of distinction.

Books in Series

Insight Heritage Guides

Malta's Living Heritage Series

Maltese Literature in English

Maltese Social Studies Series

Melitensia Book Club Facsimile Editions

Nostalgias of Malta

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