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Founded in devotion

Scarlet Imprint was founded in 2007 in Brighton, with the talismanic publication of 156 copies of The Red Goddess. We have since grown to become one of the leading publishers of the contemporary occult world, producing standard hardbacks and highly sought after fine editions, as well as paperback and digital editions.
   Our work supports practicing occultists and the esoteric community. Erudition and scholarly standards are conjoined with the unique insight born of practice and experience. 
   We prefer the personal relationship of selling direct to our readers and supporting independent bookshops rather than the machinery of the corporate book industry. Our mission is one of revelation and revolution; the union of magician and witch.    


Our fine editions are hand-bound by master craftsmen to the highest artisanal standards. We pay attention to the detail and spirit of the book: this is talismanic publishing. From the choice of materials – papers, inks, leathers and cloths – to the typography and design, to offset lithographic printing, we are committed to the fine book arts and the magic that can be bound into the book itself. A potent and enduring vehicle, the book is a means to communicate and to manifest change in the individual and the wider world.
   Our fine editions have been recognised for excellence, with XVI shortlisted for the prestigious 2011 British Book Design and Production Awards.
   If you wish to obtain future fine bindings, please join our subscriber list by sending us an email with the subject line ‘subscribe.’

Bibliothèque Rouge

Bibliothèque Rouge was founded in 2010, to make our titles available to readers in paperback and digital editions. Egalitarian, libertarian, fiercely individual, this is the propaganda wing of Scarlet Imprint for the transmission of information and knowledge. Books should remain in print for students of the esoteric arts, and not be manipulated by artificial scarcity. We believe that students and practitioners of the esoteric arts should be able to have access to the same quality of material, regardless of their income. The content is the identical to our hardback editions; whilst digital printing and e-book thechnology enables us to keep these titles in print.
   Bibliothèque Rouge paperbacks serve as working copies for those prone to destroying books with candle wax, rain, coffee stains, underlining and annotations. They are travelling companions on the path. The Bibliothèque Rouge digital editions are in epub and mobi formats (with a few in pdf only) for those who prefer the convenience of raw data to hard copy. 


All the materials we source are archival standard and FSC accredited, for hardback and paperback alike. Our limited editions are printed and bound in the UK. Our paperbacks in both the UK and the US, thus minimising the environmental impact and shipping costs. We take our environmental responsibility seriously and produce books of abiding value and beauty.

Alkistis Dimech

Alkistis Dimech is a dancer, artist & independent researcher,  a devotee of Babalon, and a practitioner of magic and witchcraft. With Scarlet Imprint she has taken her art into the realm of book design
and typography.


Peter Grey

Peter Grey is a writer and practitioner of magic and witchcraft. His published works include The Red Goddess and Apocalyptic Witchcraft. He is the co-founder of the esoteric publishing house Scarlet Imprint and a devotee of Babalon.