About Us

Akira Press was founded in 1983 as a small independent book publisher. We publish mainly experimental poets, novelists and non fiction writers. 

In 2008 the company embarked on the development of an online bookstore. The bookstore: akirapress.com came out of several years of working with local communities and encouraging writing and reading through local book clubs and libraries. 

We aim to be an online bookstore that hosts millions of titles and to reach out to readers in Europe, USA, Emerging Markets and the Third World through our love of books. 

When you see the life changing and educational value of books, on the faces of young people, in the Caribbean, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, across Africa, India etc, it convinced us that our bookstore will be a force for good.