Travels in Africa is a rich and full picture of a daring expedition, while simultaneously a dedication to a continent for whom the author clearly has a deep reverence … I was blown away.” —M.K. Rainey, editor, Animal Riot Press, at Goodreads

Welcome to Respondeo Books

Authors responding to the world

 

Founded in 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Respondeo Books publishes writing of the highest quality that aims to bring about a better, more equitable, and more sympathetic global culture.

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A Book About Freedom

A Book About Freedom

Invention: The Art of the Liberal Arts, by J. Scott Lee, is about freedom. It shows with erudition and wit the way that the freedom gained through the liberal arts has always been, and will always be, the source of invention and thus the source of our future.  Scott...

Science and Civilization in China

Science and Civilization in China

There are many theories about how to answer Needham’s question. Perhaps it was religion? Governmental structures? Language? One answer that some Chinese educators discuss is Western-style liberal arts education. The argument is that a humanities education that...

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We offer a new model of co-operative publishing.  Members of the co-operative undertake actively to support the goal of bringing into the world books by young or first-time authors—members or others—who, having seriously considered works of the Western tradition, are facing and responding to contemporary life.

About Our Name

The co-operative’s name, Respondeo Books, invokes the moment in which a reader is moved to respond to the world by becoming an author, a moment in which there is a fusion of responsiveness and responsibility that promotes public conversation.  In earlier times the format of public thinking, secular and religious alike, was to state the question at hand, consider what has been or could be said about it, and then to speak in one’s own voice—respondeo—’I respond….’

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Find out more about our cooperative and what our members do here. If you are interested in becoming a member of the co-operative please contact us.