About Us

BLACK SCAT BOOKS is the only concern of its kind in America. It was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 by Norman Conquest and Farewell Debut.

We are a small, independent press dedicated to publishing books of sublime art & literature— absurdist fiction, dada, surrealism, pataphysics, erotica, and works in translation.

We survive thanks to the kindness of strangers, i.e., donations from people who support small independent small press publishing.  We fell short of our last fundraising goal, so we hope you’ll consider donating to keep Black Scat alive. Please click the button below and pledge your support. No donation is too small—every dollar counts. Thanks in advance for your help. —Derek Pell