In each issue, Sophy will present a sampling of these treasures -- fifteen or sixteen essays and stories that will entertain and inspire the reader. An occasional poem will be interspersed among the stories. Each cover will be graced by a significant work of art. The book is designed to be picked up at an airport newsstand and read on a round trip flight to Cancun -- or saved for a quiet evening of reading at home, sitting by the fire with a glass of claret or a brandy. Most of all, the stories lend themselves to being read out loud -- for the enjoyment of others as well as oneself.
Sophy will publish only stories, essays, and poems that have already been published and have gained some form of recognition and acclaim. Sophy is dedicated entirely to reviving and preserving the treasures of the past.
The kind of authors chosen for Sophy include Mark Twain, O. Henry, Edgar Allen Poe, Jules Verne, Saki, Katherine Anne Porter, W. Somerset Maugham, H.G. Wells, E. M. Forster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, H.L. Mencken, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.