At Papilio we believe in the ever-expanding need for original stories told by talented and committed writers. We believe in the longing of readers to be honoured by well-placed words, skilfully crafted sentences, unforgettable paragraphs, chapters that give rise to a thirst for more, and books that simply cannot be put down. We believe in books that readers will want to return to as life progresses and the passage of time renews a well-told story.
In a time of pessimism about the future of books among publishers and authors, we choose to focus on transformation. A larvae looks vulnerable and uninteresting until it becomes that symbol of imagination and possibility, the butterfly. At Papilio we are engaged in the dynamics of the book industry’s continual transformation. Our goal is to embody a perspective on books that is fresh and incisive.