About us

Edition Patrick Frey

Starting in 1986, Edition Patrick Frey has published more than 300 books until today. Collaborating closely with mainly Swiss but also international artists, the publishing house focuses on unique projects and produces books in small print runs.

The purpose of Edition Patrick Frey is to provide particularly young artists an opportunity and a platform with a first publication, but the publishing house has also been engaged in long-term collaborations with several artists such as Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Andreas Züst. With an output of up to 20 books per year, the publisher focuses mainly on photography, art and projects dealing with everyday and popular culture.


Four times a year our whole editorial team convenes to assess and discuss the latest book proposals we’ve received. We consider unsolicited submissions provided they meet the following criteria:

Each book proposal must be e-mailed in PDF format to [email protected]

and contain the following:

  • brief project description
  • brief résumé
  • sufficient pictorial material to get a good sense of your project (photos, drawings, paintings etc.)
  • your complete contact information

If you have already considered or drawn up the following information, feel free to include it in the PDF (by no means required, however):

  • Schedule
  • Layout
  • Funding



Publishing House
Edition Patrick Frey
Limmatstrasse 268
Level A
CH - 8005 Zürich
T +41 44 381 51 02
[email protected]

Distribution Switzerland
AVA Verlagsauslieferung
Centralweg 16
CH-8910 Affoltern am Albis
T +41 44 762 42 00
F +41 44 762 42 10
[email protected]

Distribution Germany & Austria
GVA Gemeinsame Verlagsauslieferung
Göttingen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 2021
D–37010 Göttingen
T+49 551 487177
F +49 551 41392
[email protected]

Distribution France, Belgium and Luxembourg
Les presses du réel
35 rue Colson
F–21000 Dijon
T+33 3 80 30 75 23
F +33 3 80 30 59 74
[email protected]

Distribution UK
Antenne Books Limited
The Sunroom, Hackney Downs Studios
17 Amhurst Terrace
London E82BT
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 203 582 8257
[email protected]

Distribution Japan
Twelve Books
Ohboh Yoyogi Mansion #401
4-24-5 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
JP–1510053 Tokyo
[email protected]

Distribution USA
75 Broad Street / Suite 630
US–New York NY 10004
T +1 212 627 1999
[email protected]

Distribution Australia, New Zealand
Perimeter Distribution
748 High Street, Thornbury
AU–Melbourne, Victoria 3071
[email protected]

International Distribution
Edition Patrick Frey
Limmatstrasse 268
CH–8005 Zürich
T +41 44 381 51 02
[email protected]


Patrick Frey

Patrick Frey, b. 1949 in Bern, is an actor, comedian, author and publisher.

Since 1984 he has been working on various films and television productions as an actor, comedian and author. He has written or co-written over twenty comedies, farces and other full-length theatrical productions, performing in most of them as well, for the Swiss independent theater scene, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Casinotheater in Winterthur and Hechtplatz Theater.

Patrick Frey lives with his wife and four sons in Zürich.

Patrick Frey