Why 'Magpie'?


I kissed more than a few name-frogs before settling on 'Magpie', among them the first: Books to Save the World. A bit over the top, maybe, but in truth this is what Magpie is about: doing my bit to improve the state of the world.

At last the name 'Magpie' came to me out of the ether and, well, when it's right, it's right!

The name encapsulated bold, fierce strength and beauty, and that special, avaricious joy you feel when holding a book or perusing shelves of beautiful pulp. I want Magpie readers to feel that pleasure in building collections: both for their own benefit, and because this supports and encourages creators of more beautiful books.

– Lisette





Lisette du Plessis