Periscope is a new imprint presenting bold, distinctive voices in fiction and non-fiction from around the world. Our founding comes during a dynamic, even tumultuous era. Yet, whilst the publishing industry is forever changing, our belief in the power of narrative to question, inspire, inform and stir remains constant.

We’re committed to bringing lovely books into the world as finely crafted objets befitting the prose they contain, and to seeking innovative and interesting ways to engage authors, publishers, booksellers and readers alike. Revelling in its size as a small publisher, Periscope can move nimbly in a heavily consolidated publishing environment. Dancing in the path of juggernauts, we can enable stories to be told that might otherwise be lost.

We hope you’ll join us.


Periscope is independent, and we like the company of other independents too. Booksellers in particular occupy a special place in our hearts: we believe passionately in the symbiosis of publisher–bookseller, even as we respect the digital book and the extraordinary convenience of online purchasing.

Bookshops are public spaces where readers can encounter writers, using all their senses, and well-curated bookshops complement well-produced books. If you’re a bookseller, why not contact us to find out how we can work together?