About our vision
Wouldn't it be grand if every day was a Saturday?
Far from the dread of a weekend coming to an end or the fuss that comes with Monday morning syndrome... Is it not our personal preferences that make Saturday so special anyway? Whatever your interests are, whatever you'd like to do-be it travelling, chilling, meeting new people, escapism, reading, exploring-Saturday is the day for it.
We are a bunch that banded together in our quest to understand the world, our place in it and each other through our love for reading, exploring, sharing and disseminating literature. We wanted our publishing house to be called Cumartesi (Saturday) as it's a common denominator for the quality time we allocate for ourselves, friends & family and books. We want our books to reflect this spirit.
Detached from the bestseller frenzy of the industry, we've embarked on our journey to discover and publish a wide and diverse list of authors across the globe, from Latin America to MENA, Asia and Europe alike.
We invite you to join us in our attempt to devote each Saturday to new beginnings and to infuse each day with the joviality of Saturdays; in return we'll reap the fruits of our discoveries together.
In our World Atlas series, you can read about fictional characters hailing from distant parts of the world. Our Turkish Literature series will shed light on the ironic beauty of our national contradictions, troubles and our unique way of tackling with things. In our Critical Studies series, you'll get to read disrupting perspectives on various topics. Our Timeless series will focus on texts that we refuse to let slip away. Under 30 series will introduce young writers that bring much needed dynamism to the industry.
Coffee is on you; books are on us... Let's meet at Cumartesi Books...