I discovered Persephone Books during one of my recent London wandering afternoons.
What appeared to be a beautiful little shop with a fabulous window display became so much more than I anticipated.
Persephone comes from the meaning of new beginnings and a strong female identity. That is what Persephone Books is all about. This small, local company publishes novels by women. Some have already been published previously and Persephone brings them back into circulation and some are brand new novels. The important thing is that they publish books that they truly love.
The covers of all their books are a sleek, minimalist design with the inside covers having a specific design for each novel. It's a beautiful burst of colour to be discovered when you first open these beautiful books.
Persephone Books embodies for me what feminism is so good at establishing, a sense of community. For women, by women, celebrating women, it doesn't get much better than that.
All images courtesy of the Persephone Books Instagram account.