Plumleaf Press is a trade imprint of Rubicon Publishing Inc., an award-winning educational publishing company established more than 30 years ago. In 2015, Rubicon’s president and publisher Maggie Goh created the imprint Plumleaf Press, a passion project to create “books to linger over” — thoughtful, beautifully designed literary books that offer readers “sweet solitude,” inspire contemplation, provoke new ideas, and encourage serene, healthful lifestyles.

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I crossed the Rubicon when I turned 40 — I left my job as Publisher of a leading educational publishing house and started my own small company, Rubicon Publishing Inc. Today, Rubicon is thriving, with thousands of titles sold in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand, and Asia. And we are moving steadfastly into the digital era with exciting resources for students and teachers of the 21st century.

As we headed into 2015, I started the imprint Plumleaf Press, to create “books to linger over” — beautifully designed, literary books for readers, young and old.

As a lifelong reader, I have been enriched, from early childhood through to the present, with books that offer me hours of escape, bring joy and tears, enchantment, reflection, and inspiration — and that is what I hope that our readers will find with Plumleaf books.

came up with the name Plumleaf Books by combining my father’s surname, Lee (李), which means plum, and my mother’s surname, Ye (葉), which means leaf.

In Chinese tradition, the plum, which blossoms even in the deepest winter, is a symbol of integrity, fortitude, tenacity, and blessing. A green leaf is a symbol of renewal and hope.

– Maggie Goh, Publisher, Plumleaf Press