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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Martha Franks on “Here and There”

Martha Franks on “Here and There”

Martha Franks was interviewed on David Marash’ news and opinion radio show, Here and There, discussing China, the classics, education and where the world is going.

Travels in Africa (Excerpt)

Travels in Africa (Excerpt)

Travels in Africa (Respondeo Books, summer 2020) is a travelogue from Fred Abramowitz about his drive from London to Tanzania—and richly portrays the Continent and its history.

Our Latest Books

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.