A publishing house of Charleroi (B) founded at the end of 2012, les Éditions du Basson is developing three principal editorial lines :
- Novels (detective novels, humourous novels…)
- Comedy and offbeat humour (columns, satire, surrealism, kitchen nightmares, naughty children…’
- The ‘carolo’ identity (the identity of Charleroi) and the country of Charleroi.
Les Éditions du Basson participates in book fairs, library shows, book signings…
It organises an annual short story competition and publishes a selection of them. Les Éditions du Basson also organises Le Festival du Livre de Charleroi (The Book Festival of Charleroi) in the first weekend of May.
In 2015, Les Éditions du Basson created the monthly Belgian sartirical journal ‘MÊME PAS PEUR’ with Cactus inébranlable Éditions.