In 2015, I created Plumleaf Press, a passion project to create “books to linger over” — thoughtful, beautifully designed literary books for readers, young and old, that offer enchantment and inspiration and stir the imagination and reflection.
I came up with the name Plumleaf Press 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 Inc.