Bastei LÃ¼bbe AG engages in the provision of media and publication. Its activities include publishing and distributing books, audio books, eBooks, and other digital products in the genres of fiction and popular science as well as periodicals covering novel booklets and magazines. It operates through the following segments: books, novel booklets and puzzle magazines and non-books. The books segment refers to all print, audio and eBook products that can be considered books and extends to digital series. The non-books segment pertains to gift items in particular, which are sold under the Rader label as well as merchandise and similar products. The novel booklet and puzzle magazines segment includes physical novel booklets and puzzle magazines. The company was founded by Gustav H. LÃ¼bbe and Ursula LÃ¼bbe in 1953 and is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.