Ariel was founded in 1942 and soon became one of the leading publishers in essays, academic publishing and general interest. Four decades after it was founded it became a part of Grupo Planeta.
Ariel covers all the thinking disciplines: art, history, science, human and social sciences, among others. Given its prestige and adaptation to the current situation of the publishing and cultural world, it acts as a bridge linking essayists and communicators with all those readers who want to relish the pleasure of reading books.
Highlights in its catalogue include works by José Antonio Marina, Fernando Savater, Claudi Alsina and Mario Livio, among others.