since the release of Lanark in 1981

Gray has been hailed as one of the most inventive personalities in contemporary literature and culture

“Life becomes a habit. You get up, dress, eat, go to work, clock in etcetera automatically, and think about nothing but the pay packet on Friday and the booze-up last Saturday. When you're a robot, life is even easier.” ― Alasdair Gray, Lanark

Our goal

Our goal is to provide significant, appealing, and also energizing content to children that goes beyond what they learn in school. With this in mind, we approach each book as a labour of love. Every one of our books has been thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and thoughtfully arranged.

Our approach

Our approach to books requires constant development and experimentation. Our diverse collection of literature is a proclamation of this methodology. This motivates us to create goods that are both stimulating and challenging for children.

Our conviction

We firmly believe that books can be a powerful source of inspiration that can influence and mould young people's personalities. Our books are created with the goal of contributing to the overall development of children, not only their scholastic abilities.

Lanark: Quotes


I wish I was a duck on Alexandra Park pond. I could swim, and fly, and walk, and have three wives, and everything I wanted. But I'm a man. I own a mind, three tickets for the library, and everything I want is impossible.


There can always be a happy ending to a story if you stop it at a cheerful moment. Of course, death is the only end in nature, but death hardly ever happens when people are at their best. That is why we like tragedies. They show men ending energetically with their wits about them and deserving to do it.


War is just a violent way of doing what half the people do calmly in peacetime: using the other half for food, heat, machinery and sexual pleasure. Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation.


People in Scotland have a queer idea of the arts. They think you can use your spare time to be an artist, though they don’t expect you to be a spare-time lawyer, dustman, engineer, or brain surgeon.

The Elite

Art is the only work open to people who can't get along with others and still want to be special.

Author of Lanark

Critical Perspective

Frequently blends his different artistic talents inside single works to question traditional formats (paintings are constructed of words and letters, novels are interrupted with paintings). Gray's writing, which combines humor and tragedy, reality and fantasy, is credited with igniting a renaissance in Scottish literature (Gray's success foreshadows that of James Kelman, Jeff Torrington, and Irvine Welsh). At the same time, Gray was hailed as a crucial postmodern artist on both sides of the Atlantic, with Stephen Bernstein describing him as "one of the most important living authors in English" after the release of Lanark.


a painter, writer, playwright, poet, and editor