Having introduced unique examples of contemporary literature to Turkish children and young adults, Günışığı Kitaplığı left behind its 15th anniversary with prestigious publishing and literature awards such as Memet Fuat and Türkan Saylan Awards.

We are the only publisher in Turkey focusing entirely on selected children’s and young adults’ books from contemporary Turkish and world literature. Since 1996, we have introduced a wealth of new books and new writers to their readers. We publish and distribute books of literary value that suit the needs of a variety of age groups. Intending to articulate and draw attention to the problems of youth and difficulties they are trapped-in, our sub-brand ON8 is meeting not only with young people but readers of all ages. Works from world literature are meticulously translated and edited to preserve their narrative characteristics and present the most effective and correct use of Turkish. We represent the sales rights of our Turkish authors and illustrators whose titles have been sold to many countries so far.

We publish in 5 main categories:

can be read to preschool children or by children who have just started to read and include colouring books with text, short stories and series.

with fewer illustrations and longer texts are aimed at developing children’s reading skills and enthusiasm for books, and include novels, story books and series.

covers both fiction and non-fiction – enjoyed by adults as well.

is a unique collection including the master names of Turkish literature aimed at readers of all ages to expand their borders.

ON8 (AGES 15+) 
is the new taboo-breaking and distinctive brand of Günışığı Kitaplığı. Having set out its journey for those who are interested in young adult literature, ON8 is publishing distinctive books from all over the world.

While introducing new writers to the field of children’s and young adult literature, we  invite also illustrators, translators, editors and critics to this exciting and developing field of literature.

We contribute to the field also through our conference and seminar organizations bringing all the stakeholders of children’s and young adult literature together.  Through our training projects developed for teachers and librarians and short story competition for young readers we encourage and support the most correct and effective use  of literature books in schools.

Our aim is to bring children and adults together at the joy of reading; making them feel that reading is an enriching and joyful experience.

In addition to publishing selected books from world literature we also represent the sales rights of our Turkish authors and illustrators abroad. So far several titles our Turkish authors have been sold to countries such as Italy, Bulgaria, Japan, Albania, Germany, China, Switzerland and many more.