COGITO Publishing is a dynamic independent publisher of stimulating literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry, based in Bloomsbury, London. We take pride in publishing distinctive books, beautifully written and meticulously edited, that all have something interesting to say.
We work in collaboration with some of the UK’s leading and most respected names in the publishing industry, producing books of the highest quality, both in content and appearance.
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Learn about our first three literary fiction titles
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To use two words favoured by Descartes,
our ethos is clear and distinct -
we publish books that make readers think.
We believe that our first three titles below illustrate that ethos
A Man of Understanding
inspirational, philosophical, witty, profound
"Atomic theory may be beautiful in itself, yes, but the essence of blue for me, its purpose in the heavens, its influence on artists, poets, writers, philosophers, must surely be beyond reduction to something we might be able to create for ourselves one day in a science laboratory or a jam jar."
lyrical and dreamlike fairy tale for adults
Chronicle of a Good-Looking Family
family loyalties, guilt, moral dilemmas explored
"What was he, then, an old guy who didn’t believe in justice? On the contrary, he believed in the need for justice with all his heart and reason, and he could argue the point with total conviction. But he already knew that he would end on the teeter-totter of contradiction."