Scarlet Imprint was founded in 2007 in Brighton, England by Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey with the talismanic publication of 156 copies of The Red Goddess. We are committed to publishing work that inspires and supports our contemporaries; our catalogue encompasses the Western magical tradition, witchcraft, the African Diaspora religions, esoteric poetry, drama and occulture. Our authors are recognised as being at the vanguard of contemporary occultism.

Libido sciendi, desire for knowledge

From César-Antéchrist, Alfred Jarry (1895). Bibliothèque nationale de France.

From César-Antéchrist, Alfred Jarry (1895). Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Our publishing ethos is informed by a deep involvement in the magical arts; and by a longstanding appreciation of the magical and artistic anti-traditions: William Blake, Aleister Crowley, Alfred Jarry, the Surrealists, Der Blaue Reiter, Die Brücke, Angus MacLise and TOPY amongst many others.

We draw inspiration from the fine book arts, and with each project seek to innovate as well as contribute to this tradition.

We are known for the excellence of our limited and fine edition work, and for our egalitarian dissemination of progressive magical texts in unlimited paperback and digital editions under the Bibliothèque rouge banner. All our editions are produced with the same attention to artistry and design. We intend our books be of lasting value and beauty, and for people to enjoy reading them.

Our hardback books are printed and bound in the United Kingdom, and our fine editions are hand-bound by the highly respected bindery at Ludlow in Shropshire. Our paperbacks are digitally printed in both the UK and the US, thus minimising the environmental impact. All the materials we source are archival standard and FSC accredited, for hardback and paperback alike.