Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby Sonjaconjota » Fri May 03, 2024 5:54 am

English (For English-speaking learners)

· Alma Books
(Classics, poetry)
French, Italian, Russian
https://almabooks.com/?s=dual+language

· Arlenhouse
(Mainly poetry)
Irish Gaeilge
http://arlenhouse.ie/irish-language/

· Bilingual Bridge
(Stories for language learners, probably graded)
French, Italian, Spanish
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bilingual+bridge&i=stripbooks-intl-ship&__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=3V72TU224CIMN&sprefix=bilingual+bridge%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C155&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

· Dedalus Press
(Poetry)
Chinese, French, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
https://www.dedaluspress.com/

· Faenum Publishing
(Classic texts)
Greek, Latin
http://www.faenumpublishing.com/available-texts.html

· Hollym
(Modern Korean Short Stories)
Korean
http://hollym.net/books/literature/

· Jules William Press
(Sagas)
Old Norse
https://juleswilliampress.com/dual-language-saga-editions

· Macmillan Publishers
(Childrens' books, classic texts, poems)
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish
https://us.macmillan.com/search?q=bilingual&searchType=products

· Open Book Publishers
(A few rather academic bilingual or trilingual books in "unusual" languages)
Chinese, Hebrew, Mongghul, Old Norse, Tibetan
https://www.openbookpublishers.com/categories

· Oxford University Press
(Classics, poetry)
Arabic, French, German
https://global.oup.com/academic/?lang=en&cc=es

· Penguin
(Classic literature and stories)
French, German, Italian, Spanish
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/BMH/penguin-parallel-text/
https://www.penguin.co.uk/series/PARATEXT/parallel-texts
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Penguin+dual-language+edition&crid=10QHVA9Z1POIJ&sprefix=penguin+dual-language+edition%2Caps%2C79&ref=nb_sb_noss

· Reading Russian
(Classic novels and stories)
Russian
https://www.amazon.com/-/es/dp/B08LCN8RQ3?binding=kindle_edition&searchxofy=true&ref_=dbs_s_aps_series_rwt_tkin&qid=1714513424&sr=8-1

· Saqi Books
(Poetry, reader)
Arabic
https://saqibooks.com/

· An Siopa Leabhar
(Not a publishing company, but a bookshop selling many bilingual books, often from self-publishing authors: Biographies, fiction, poems, short-stories)
Irish Gaeilge
https://www.siopaleabhar.com/en/product-category/bilingual-books/

· University of California Press
(Classic literature, poetry, correspondence, short stories)
Italian, Latin, Spanish, Yiddish
https://www.ucpress.edu/



Italian (For Italian-speaking learners)

· Ariele Edizioni
(Literature, poetry)
Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Sanskrit, Swedish, Turkish
https://www.edizioniariele.it/index.php/catalogo/4-letterature.html

· China in Italia
(Childrens' books, comics, non-fiction)
Chinese
https://cinainitalia.com

· CLEUP
(Poetry)
Spanish
https://www.cleup.it

· Glossa
(Philosophy and religion)
German, Latin
https://www.glossaeditrice.it/

· La vita felice
(Classics)
Arabic, English, French, classical Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian
https://www.lavitafelice.it

· Miti Classics
(Agatha Christie)
English
https://www.oscarmondadori.it/news/miti-classics-edizione-bilingue/

· Newton Compton
(Classics)
Classical Greek and Latin
https://www.newtoncompton.com/collana/classici-newton-compton

· Oscar Mondadori
(Classics)
English, French, Classical Greek, Latin, Spanish

https://www.oscarmondadori.it/collana/classici/

· Passigli
(Poetry)
English, French, Russian, Spanish
https://www.passiglieditori.it

· Rizzoli
(Classics)
Arabic, English, French, German, classical and modern Greek, Latin, Spanish, Russian
https://www.rizzolilibri.it
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby rowanexer » Fri May 03, 2024 9:53 am

evandro, thank you for putting together this list! I've found a lot of publishers I'd never heard of, and a treasure trove of books.

I've been getting into poetry lately--in particular poetry for practising languages. Poetry is surprisingly simple--the short sentences and rhythm make it a pleasure to read out loud--and bilingual editions make it easy to appreciate both the meaning and the form. Someone asked if poetry was useful/interesting to language learners, and for me it definitely is!
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby rowanexer » Fri May 03, 2024 4:20 pm

Japanese (for Japanese-speaking learners)

· IBC Publishing
(Classic novels and short stories, non-fiction)
English, Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian
https://ibcpub.co.jp/

· 南雲堂
(Classic novels)
English
https://www.amazon.co.jp/s?k=%E5%8D%97% ... nb_sb_noss

地球ことば村
(Classic Japanese fairytales)
English, Spanish, Portuguese
https://www.chikyukotobamura.org/librar ... odowa.html

白水社
(Classic novels/non-fiction, movie scripts)
French, German, Korean
https://www.hakusuisha.co.jp/language/
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby evandro » Sun May 05, 2024 4:37 pm

rowanexer wrote:I couldn't find a proper website but the publisher Dilúvio has several bilingual books of Portuguese poetry. I have the book "Poems by Amalia Rodrigues" which is bilingual Portuguese and English and I love it. Their books have translations in Spanish, Italian and Japanese too. It seems to be quite an indie publisher so not too many titles.

https://www.facebook.com/diluvioeditora/


Interesting one! Where have you bought them?

rowanexer wrote:evandro, thank you for putting together this list! I've found a lot of publishers I'd never heard of, and a treasure trove of books.

I've been getting into poetry lately--in particular poetry for practising languages. Poetry is surprisingly simple--the short sentences and rhythm make it a pleasure to read out loud--and bilingual editions make it easy to appreciate both the meaning and the form. Someone asked if poetry was useful/interesting to language learners, and for me it definitely is!


And my pleasure! I'm happy it's been useful to you :)
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby evandro » Sun May 05, 2024 4:46 pm

Sonjaconjota wrote:English (For English-speaking learners)

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Italian (For Italian-speaking learners)


Thank you once again! I added your German ones, will format the English and Italian ones too when I have the time.

In the meantime, if you don't mind, here's a little template for the format I'm using, to speed up in case you have more additions.

Edit: Done adding English and Italian!
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby rowanexer » Mon May 06, 2024 9:18 am

evandro wrote:Interesting one! Where have you bought them?


I bought it in a shop in Lisbon! The books are available to buy on bertrand.pt or wook.pt but unfortunately there's no way to search by publisher. But you could search by the titles you see in the Facebook page.
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby Doitsujin » Mon May 06, 2024 9:41 am

Those who speak Russian or want to learn it might find the Aglona app helpful. The author offers some free bilingual books with Russian as the source or target language for download.
The books are unencrypted, custom .xml files.
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby evandro » Tue May 07, 2024 6:45 am

rowanexer wrote:
evandro wrote:Interesting one! Where have you bought them?


I bought it in a shop in Lisbon! The books are available to buy on bertrand.pt or wook.pt but unfortunately there's no way to search by publisher. But you could search by the titles you see in the Facebook page.


Found them on Fnac.pt and also a way of searching for them on Bertrand.pt.
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby Sonjaconjota » Sat May 18, 2024 6:04 pm

Okay, I've tried to figure out the template, I hope this makes things easier.
I've still a bit of stuff to add, mainly children's books.


[BG] Bulgarian (For Bulgarian-speaking learners)

  • Веси (Classic Literature):
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanisch


[CS] Czech (For Czech-speaking learners)

  • INFOA (Classic stories, probably graded readers):
    English, German, Russian


[ES] Spanish (For Spanish-speaking learners)


[UK] Ukrainian (For Ukrainian-speaking learners)
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Re: Bilingual Book Publishers: A Mega List

Postby dubendorf » Sun May 19, 2024 9:49 am

Sorry if Nelsbok is out of the "scope" of this list, but you can decide whether or not to include it. They do not make bilingual texts, but published two Norwegian novels in the original Norwegian with side-column translations/glossaries in English. They also published the classic Norwegian crime novel Jernvognen as an English translation, which, like Chung mentioned early in this thread, could be used with a copy of the original Norwegian (surely easy to find) to use side-by-side.

JiaHu has a Norwegian/English bilingual play for sale on Amazon, but I cannot find a website for them. They have published classic texts from many languages, so it is possible they offer other bilingual texts. (I think this is the only Norwegian one, though.)


[EN] English (For English-speaking learners)

  • Nelsbok (Side-column glossaries for two Norwegian novels: Naiv. Super by Erlend Loe and Jernvognen by Stein Riverton and an English translation of Jernvognen):
    Norwegian

  • JiaHu Books:
    Norwegian, German, Danish, Russian, French, Bulgarian, Polish, Old Norse
    Buy at: Amazon Amazon



Edit: Indeed, JiaHu has many bilingual parallel texts in a variety of languages. I have updated the link with two Amazon searches to find them.
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