About us

Galaxia Gutenberg Publishing House was founded in 2001 in response to the need for quality books. In philosophical or theological works, in commentaries or debates of ideas, in essays or journals, in encyclopaedias or treatises on history, in sermons or academic works, the great authors of Occidental and native spirituality have been rediscovered or presented for the first time to the Romanian reader.

Our aim is to promote values, whether in the religious or secular sphere, both through translations (of Giovanni Reale, Scott Hahn, Peter Kreeft, Adrienne von Speyr, Cardinal Tomas Spidlik, Karl Rahner, Etienne Gilson, Hans Urs von Balthasar or Joseph Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Fulton Sheen) and from local authors (Romanian classical poets, the novels of Radu Țuculescu, the memoirs of soprano Virginia Zeani, the prison memoirs of Fr. Matei Boilă and Fr Tertulian Langa or the Pilgrims of Fr Nicolae Pura).

Our publishing house has numerous titles structured on thematic collections such as Exegetica, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Christian Family, Aletheia, Apologetica, Career with Soul, Anima, Adrienne von Speyr, Art and Prayer, 30 Minutes of Reflection, Pio Romeno Notebooks, Canonica, Itinera, Lumen Vitae, Communio, Love and Man, Historia, Fides, Monographs, Metamorphosis, Roman. Palimpsest, Living Book, Book of Reference, Intellectus Fidei, Palaios, Prayer Book, My Counsellor, Travel Notes, Opera Omnia, Medallion, Phronesis, Poets in Prayer, The Ardelean School, Scholastic Sources, Quaestio, Symbolon, Ludicum, Signum, Studia, Patristic Themes, Veritas, AGRU Historical Series, Theology, etc.

And from all fields:

  • Philosophy (collections Aletheia, Phronesis, with the History of Ancient Philosophy series);
  • theology (the series "Introduction and Commentary on Holy Scripture", comprising 10 volumes, each of which presents a well-researched biblical study by authors Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland E. Murphy);
  • Church history, history of the Communist regime in Romania (History of Ancient Christianity, The Rebel Forest, History of the United Romanian Church);
  • testimonies of anti-communist resistance (Chains and Terror, Crossing the Threshold of Silence, Triangle of Death);
  • religious books, meditation and spiritual exercises, prayer books;
  • literary anthologies of classical writers (Literary Medalions - Ion Agârbiceanu, coordinated by Ion Buzași);
  • memoirs (Passing the Threshold of Silence - memoir by Fr. Tertulian Langa, Canta che ti passa: Virginia Zeani);
  • family life (collection "Love and Man", published in collaboration with the Pontifical Institute John Paul II: Studies on Marriage and Family - Rome);
  • education and catechesis (Talking to Parents, New Stories for School and Catechesis);
  • books for children and young people (Bruno Ferrero's Stories for the Soul, Secret Diary, poems, colouring books, etc.);
  • poetry (the collection Poets in Prayer in which you will find great Romanian poets such as Mihai Eminescu, Octavian Goga, Alexandru Vlahuță, George Coșbuc, Alexandru Macedonski etc.);
  • novels (Radu Țuculescu's The Spider's Hour, Otilia Țiganaș's debut prize-winning The Woman with Seven Hats);
  • the lives of saints (Young Francis, Teresa Neuman, Life of Young Dominic Savio);
  • apologetics (Why I am Catholic. 40 arguments, The cries of Jesus on the cross);
  • Patristics (The Bible and the Church Fathers. Historical course of the use of Holy Scripture in the first centuries of the Church, Apocryphal writings and prophetic visions, Judaism and Christianity in the patristic commentaries on the Book of Genesis);
  • exegesis (Psalms. Exegeses and Mystical Commentaries, Volumes I-III), etc.

The publishing house also offers several titles from the works of titans of Apusian theology and philosophy such as Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, Giovanni Reale or Adrienne von Speyr, published for the first time in Romania, the fruit of an excellent collaboration with prestigious publishing houses in Europe and the USA: Editions du Cerf, Gallimard, Editions du Seuil, Johannes Verlag, Herder Verlag, Editrice Vaticana, Edizione Dehoniane, Sophia Institute, Franciscan Media, Liguori Press, etc.

All books published by Galaxia Gutenberg reach bookstores and distribution partners at home and abroad on the basis of existing collaboration agreements, so that any reading enthusiast in town or village can enjoy titles to suit them.

Our books can be found in international catalogues such as Worldcat or Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

How to attract manuscript proposals for publication

Galaxia Gutenberg's Editorial Department, made up of specialists in each field, establishes the editorial policies of the publishing house and coordinates the scientific aspects of its work.

The attraction of scientific manuscripts is facilitated by various partnerships and previous collaborations with prestigious educational and cultural institutions in Romania, such as: Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, North University of Baia Mare, Romanian Academy (Institute of History "George Barițiu", Centre of Transylvanian Studies), Centre of Byzantine Studies "Saints Peter and Andrew" Bucharest, University of Bucharest, Baia-Mare Museum of History, faculties of theology in Romania and abroad.

Publishing proposal

Galaxia Gutenberg Publishing House is honoured by any desire for collaboration and welcomes potential authors. Here are a few clarifications for a good collaboration.

The first step in initiating a collaboration with us is for the author to submit a written publishing proposal in duplicate to the publishing house. In order to facilitate the approval of the proposal by the Editorial Board, it is advisable that the proposal has the following structure:

Addressability (10-20 lines). The groups of potential readers (pupils, students, engineers, economists, etc.) should be indicated, briefly describing how the book could be of interest to the different categories of users.

Content (indicative, one page). Chapter headings and brief descriptions of the contents will be given. It is desirable that the description of the subject matter of the chapters, the way in which they are dealt with, and the means used (diagrams, photographs, experimental results, etc.) should make it clear what is special about the work and why it should be published. The number of pages of the work should be estimated in the usual book format (17 cm x 24 cm, 14,7 cm x 20,5 cm).

The outline (10-20 lines). Cite 2-5 books on a similar theme (authors, title, publisher, year of publication), together with a few words of characterisation showing the contribution of the new work proposed for publication.

Authors (10-30 lines). Highlight the concerns and experience of the authors as they appear in previous publications (articles, research reports, books, etc.).


The promotion of scientific books together with books in the social sciences and humanities, including non-fiction works, is the main objective of our editorial work.

We address a wide audience of students, master's students, professors, researchers, academics, all those who are passionate about reading.

The partnerships created, the good collaboration with authors, the large number of orders received on the publisher's online shop and especially the feedback received from our readers, give us the guarantee of the value of the books published and at the same time oblige us to continuously improve the publications and increase the visibility of the publishing house.

The scholarly work of authors and leading reviewers, as well as editorial diversity, ensure the quality of the books published by Galaxia Gutenberg.

One of the main strategies of the publishing house is the peer review process, which is based on the objectivity of the leading reviewers, personalities of scientific and cultural life in the fields of philosophy, psychology, philology, theology and history with whom we collaborate.

Prof. Ovidiu Augustin Ghitta, PhD Dean of the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca
Prof. Ruxandra Cesereanu, PhD Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Assoc. Prof. Alin Tat, PhD Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Assoc. Prof. Nicoleta Marțian, PhD Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca  
Assoc. Prof. Sorin Marțian, PhD Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Lect. Neagota Bogdan, PhD Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Prof. univ. dr Barta Cristian Dean of the Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology
Prof. lect. univ. Cristian Baumgarten Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Lector dr. Marina Cristea Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Ana-Maria Botnaru Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest
Lector univ. Lucian Dîncă University of Bucharest, Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology
Prof. univ. dr Emil Dumea Roman Catholic Theological Institute Iasi
Lector univ. pr. dr. Ioan Tîmbuș Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, North University Center of Baia Mare
Prof. univ. dr. Alexandru Buzalic Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Oradea Department.
Prof. univ. dr. Francesca Băltăceanu Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest
Prof. univ. dr. Monica Broșteanu Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest
Conf. univ. dr. Tereza Brîndușa Palade SNSPA - Bucharest
Cristian Șoimușan Translator, graduate in classical languages
 Prof. univ. dr. Cornel Sigmirean Petru Maior University Târgu Mureș
Conf. univ. dr. William Bleiziffer Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Blaj Department.
Pr. conf. univ. dr.  Acatrinei Ștefan Franciscan Theological Institute in Roman
Prof. univ. dr. Ion Buzași University 1 Decembrie 1918, Alba Iulia
Prof. Ioan MITROFAN, PhD Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Blaj Department.
Prof. Anton RUS, PhD Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Blaj Department
Prof. Eugen JURCA Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timisoara, Department of Social Work
Assoc. Prof. Dan RUSCU, PhD Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Cluj-Napoca Department
Prof. Călin Pațulea, PhD Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology, Blaj Department
Beatrice Ungar editor-in-chief of the German weekly newspaper "Hermannstädter Zeitung" and county councillor

The manuscript is taken over from the author by the head of the editorial department in electronic format (preferably word), who will send it to the editor in the specific field. The editor checks the minimum prerequisites for sending the manuscript to two specialist referees, namely:

- there must be two specialist referees;
- the subject matter must be topical, contain novel, original elements, corresponding to the standards and themes of the field;
- the scientific content of the material must be substantial;
- the scientific argumentation of the ideas must be logical;
- the bibliographical sources must be relevant and correctly used. The citation of literature must also be correct;
- the clarity, conciseness and accuracy of the text;
- the manuscript must contribute to the development of theory in the field;
- the conclusions of the manuscript must be consistent with its objective.

They are selected from a list of reviewers with whom the publisher collaborates and who have agreed to participate in the peer review process. The two referees appointed will evaluate the paper individually, according to the five established criteria:
- originality (to have an essence, an idea of its own, which is the basis of the paper);
- scientific value (to show the relevance of the paper on the research activity in the academic environment and the impact it has on the field);
- there are no inconsistencies;
- quality of the scientific paper (scientific basis of the content of the paper, the way the models of analysis are carried out, the degree of originality of the topic);

- the topicality of the author's theme (each author must come up with something new, innovative for the field in which he/she works).

Galaxia Gutenberg books can be found in the following libraries:

National Library of Romania

National Library of the Republic of Moldova

National Library of Germany

University libraries

·        The Romanian Academy Library;

·        Central University Library "Lucian Blaga" Cluj-Napoca;

·         "Mihai Eminescu" Central University Library Iasi;

·        Central University Library "Eugen Todoran" Timisoara

·        Carol I Central University Library

·        University of Oradea Library

·        Pitești University Library

·        Sibiu University Library

·        Library of the University of Alba Iulia

·        Suceava University Library

·        Craiova University Library

Metropolitan Library Bucharest

County Libraries

·        "Petre Dulfu" County Library Baia Mare

·        "Gheorghe Șincai" County Library Oradea

·        County Library "George Coșbuc" Bistrița

·        County Library "V. Voiculescu" Library

·        County Library "Octavian Goga: Cluj-Napoca

·        "Alex and Aristia Aman" County Library Craiova

·        Satu Mare County Library

·        "A.D. Xenopol" County Library Arad

·        "Astra" County Library Sibiu

·        "Gheorghe Asachi" County Library Iasi

·        County Library "Sorin Titel" Timișoara

·        "George Barițiu" County Library Brasov

Municipal Libraries

·        Municipal Library "Sebastian Bornemisa" Orăștie

·        Gherla Municipal Library

Faculties, centres and institutions

·        Theological Institute "Sapientia" Iasi

·        Pentecostal Theological Institute Bucharest

·        Roman Catholic Theological Institute Seminarium Incarnatæ Sapientiæ, Alba - Iulia

·        St. John the Evangelist Greek Catholic Institute, Cluj-Napoca

·        Library of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies Bucharest (SNSPA)

·        Library of the Faculty of Greek-Catholic Theology Cluj- Napoca

·        Library of the Greek-Catholic Theological Seminary "Saints Three Hierarchs Basil, Gregory and John", Oradea

·        Library of the Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology Bucharest

·        "Don Bosco" Recreational-Cultural Youth Centre Bacau

·        Romanian Academy Library - Iasi branch

·        Romanian Academy Library - Cluj Napoca branch

·        Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania

Galaxia Gutenberg books can be found in physical and online bookshops as well as at traditional book distributors:

Collaborating libraries:

Online libraries:

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Physical bookshops in the country:

·        Corina Bookshop Arad

·        Gramma Bookshop Arad

·        Maralibris Bookstores Baia Mare

·        Logos Bookshop Beclean

·        Aletheia Bookshop Bistrita

·        Bookshop Șt. O. Iosif Brasov

·        St Joseph's Bookshop Bucharest

·        Pauline Bookshop Bucharest

·        Byzantine Bookshop Bucharest

·        Sophia Bookstore Bucharest

·        Viața Creștină Bookstore Cluj-Napoca

·        Bookshop Bookstore  Constanta

·        Sapienția Bookstore Iasi

·        Sedcom Libris Iasi (with the chain of bookstores)

·        Sf. Tereza Bookshop Oradea

·        Sedcom Libris Suceava (Alexandria bookshops in the country)

·        Direct Client Services (Bookstores in the country)

·        Humanitas bookshops in the country

·        Nordlibris Bookshop Satu Mare

·        Libris Eminescu Târgu Mureș

·        Esotera Bookstore Timisoara

Book distributors:

·        Supergraph Book Depository

·        Zeta Distribution Srl