Saqi Books is an independent publishing house in London, UK, publishing titles that encompass different disciplines from politics, history and gender studies to culture, art and travel. Saqi Books' sister company Dar al-Saqi is based in Beirut, Lebanon.
More recently, Saqi Books launched two imprints: Telegram in 2005 – a list for international fiction by writers including Maggie Gee, Dubravka Ugresic, Alberto Manguel, Eduardo Mendoza, Julio Cortazar, Ferenc Karinthy and Hassan Daoud – and in 2012 the Westbourne Press,a non-fiction imprint that has published titles such as Reza Aslan's Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Eric Berkowitz's Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire and Superman is an Arab by Joumana Haddad.
Saqi Books received the Arab British Culture and Society award and the British Book Industry Award for Diversity in Literature in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and the IPG Diversity Award in 2013.
Recent prominent Saqi titles include A Concise History of the Arabs (2014) by John McHugo and Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, edited by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud.
The Saqi Bookshop is located in central London on 26 Westbourne Grove.
- Al Saqi Books at visitlondon.com.
- Dar Al Saqi.
- Lemma Shehadi, "Al Saqi Books -25th Anniversary", 1 July 2008.
- Telegram, Saqi.
- The Westbourne Press, Saqi.
- "The Westbourne Press to publish Zealot by Reza Aslan", Saqi, 29 July 2013.
- Charlotte Williams, "Saqi Books launches non-fiction imprint", The Bookseller, 12 January 2012.
- Victoria Segal, "Superman Is an Arab by Joumana Haddad – review", The Guardian, 11 September 2012.
- http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/cover-stories-saqi-books-jonathan-aitkens-book-deal-alistair-cookes-letters-559345.html[dead link]
- "About Us", Saqi.
- Independent Book Publishing Awards 2013, UKSG News, 7 March 2013.
- Lucy Popescu, "Syria Speaks: Arts and culture from the frontline, ed by Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen & Nawara Mahfoud", The Independent, 15 June 2014.