The txalaparta is an ancient percussion instrument from the Basque Country. For centuries, it was used as a means of communication, a communal form of expression or just for fun. Txalaparta is also the name of a free and independent Basque publishing house.
Located in Navarra, we are committed to the cultural sovereignty of our country, Euskal Herria (the Basque Country), and work for an open-minded and diverse world.
We also try to be a supportive platform for any literary works that aim to improve the relation between the peoples of the world, to help transform reality, to safeguard our historical memory, and to open new paths towards diversity and achieving utopia.
We publish about 40 books a year, mainly in Basque and Spanish. Our book collections include Basque and world literature, political and historical essays, works of social criticism, classic works in left-wing politics, as well as history encyclopedias.
Our most distinctive feature is that we have gained the trust of a broad base of readers who support Txalaparta's project by subscribing to our book collections.
Under the name "Editores Independientes" (Independent Publishers), we collaborate with other publishers such as ERA in Mexico, LOM in Chile or Trilce in Uruguay in order to safeguard editorial freedom and diversity against monopolistic control and uniform thought.
Language(s) of publication: Spanish.