About Us

What is Contrarium?  It is the name of our website and also of our independent book and magazine publisher based originally in Canada, but shipping worldwide. We publish new and classic authors in new formats, both in electronic format and print. We also publish illustrated art books and books for children, as well as the world-famous (well, not really, but we try) Geist magazine.

Our name means “Contrary” in Latin and it represents our idea of going against the mainstream and current established ideas, and also a return to the most beautiful traditions of the past.

The image in our logo is a happy malacomorph or snail-cat, taken from the illuminated manuscript Horae ad Usum Parisiensem from the last quarter of 15th century, located in the National Library of France.

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