Silkworm Books

Silkworm Books is a general publisher based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We specialize in select markets and quality English-language books, primarily on topics related to mainland Southeast Asia. Founded in 1989, we are the foremost publisher of serious books on Thailand in English. To date, we have published more than 250 English titles.

We have licensed English-language rights, purchased translation rights, and, less frequently, commissioned writers. Our books are distributed in North America, U.K., and Australia through the University of Washington Press, and in Asia by local distributors. See more here open book clipart black and white.