Subhadra De has interests in Chhatim Books and Presidency Library, both publishers of Bengali books based in Kolkata. Presidency Library is focussed on educational books. Chhatim Books specialises in books on culture, society, politics, history, art, literature and related genres. She studied chemistry and business administration and has been in publishing ever since she started working .
Subhadra thinks that the spread of literacy in rural and semi urban areas will continue to generate growing demands for educational books in the vernacular languages. Also, higher learning among urban and provincial readers will cause an increasing apetite for scholarly books in such languages. Especially for those who cannot aspire to have access to laptops, e-books or the internet, printed books in their own languages will remain the best option. Subhadra is driven by this proposition while pursuing her profession.