Arnoldo Mondadori Editore SpA engages in the publishing business. It operates through the following business segments: Books; Magazines Italy; Retail; and Corporate & Shared Services. The Books segment comprises fiction and non-fiction works, paperbacks, children's books, textbooks, art, illustrated books, and electronic books. The Magazines Italy segment covers the classic magazine portfolio such as cooking, women's titles, news magazines, health and fitness, science and technology, television guides, and specialized publications for homes and design, architecture, and literary and cultural magazines. The Retail segment operates stores, direct sales outlets, franchises, the web, and book clubs through its subsidiary, Mondadori Direct SpA. The Corporate & Shared Services segment performs parent company functions through the provision of services such as information technology and communications, administration, management control and planning, treasury and finance, human resources, legal and corporate affairs, and public relations to the companies of the group and the different business areas. The company was founded by Arnoldo Mondadori in 1907 and is headquartered in Segrate, Italy.