The publishing house
was founded in 1993 in Florence. Four years later, with the
transfer of the head office to Milan, the editorial management
was entrusted to Luigi Spagnol. Ponte alle Grazie deals mainly
with non-fiction, with special interest towards economic and
political subjects, and boasts George Soros, Sergio Romano
and Viviane Forrester among its authors.
There is great interest among readers for books that narrate
extraordinary experiences, with the success of Lo scafandro
e la farfalla by Jean-Dominique Bauby and Sopravvivere coi
lupi by Misha Defonseca, and the series 'Corsi di sopravvivenza'
that offers useful advice for moving in the most diverse fields
of knowledge and of everyday life, from mathematics to the
art of mingling.
In october 2005, following an agreement between the
Mauri and Spagnol families, a new holding company named
editoriale Mauri Spagnol (GeMS) was founded and
Casa Editrice Ponte alle Grazie became part of it. The shareholders of
GeMS are Messaggerie Italiane, the Spagnol family and
Andrea Micheli. Stefano Mauri and Luigi Spagnol have
been appointed respectively President and CEO, and CEO
of the company.