Transit Books

Transit Books is a nonprofit publishing house based in Oakland, California. We’re committed to the discovery and promotion of enduring works that carry readers across borders and communities. Founded in 2015, Transit Books was started by a husband and wife team with three primary goals: 1) to build a carefully curated list that pairs international and American literature; 2) to invite new paths of conversation between our readers in the Bay Area and beyond through readings, events, and community-focused programming; and 3) to produce well-designed, lasting editions of our books. We’re excited to publish four books in 2017, with plans to grow to ten books per year over the next few years. Our debut list features award-winning work from Andrés Barba (Spain) and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda).