Major publishers marketed & distributed by the University of Chicago Press

The publications of dozens of other publishers are included on the University of Chicago Press website, carried within our catalogs, and marketed and sold to the book trade and the public. A selection of our larger distributed publishers are listed below. Please note that the University of Chicago Press may not have sales rights for these publishers throughout the world. To visit a publisher’s home website, click on its logo.


Publicity news about our distributed publishers is posted to our distributed presses Twitter feed @UChicagoPress.


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2Leaf Press

2Leaf Press is an imprint of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. 2Leaf Press challenges the status quo by publishing alternative fiction, non‐fiction, poetry and bilingual works by activists, academics, poets and authors. We are especially dedicated to publishing scholarship regarding diversity and social justice that is accessible to the general public.

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ACMRS Press is the publications division of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Our mission is to publish, disseminate, and promote the most forward-looking, vanguard research in medieval and renaissance studies. We publish books that are historically grounded and theoretically expansive, with the aim of fostering dialogues that reach into the present moment and point us to different, more inclusive, futures. Our books analyze pre-modern history, literature, and/or culture through the lenses of ecocriticism, disability studies, critical race studies, women’s studies, postcolonial studies, new media studies, quantitative studies, performance studies, and more. Furthermore, we value projects that explore these complex topics in a manner that is accessible so as to reach as wide an audience as possible, including but not limited to classroom use. We are committed to offering our titles at competitive prices with the belief that leading edge scholarship should be affordable.

ACMRS Press also distributes books published by:

Bagwyn Books
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American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society publishes books focusing on the study of weather. UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Asia Ink

Asia Ink is a print and digital publisher of award-winning illustrated books created by Sherry Buchanan in 2002 to bring authoritative editorial and distinctive design to print and digital illustrated books.


In addition to its own titles, Asia Ink offers tailor-made printed and digital solutions to co-publishers, museums, galleries and collectors, drawing on an expert team of designers, editors and print and digital production managers.

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Association of University Presses

The Association of American University Presses is one of the world’s largest organizations of nonprofit scholarly publishers. AAUP is dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications.  AAUP produces an annual membership directory distributed by the University of Chicago Press.  UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Autumn House Press

Autumn House Press is a nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Pennsylvania whose mission is to publish and promote poetry and other fine literature.

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Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center publishes award-winning exhibition catalogues, books, and journals focusing on scholarship in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

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Black Rose Books

Black Rose Books is an independent radical press broadening horizons since 1969. Their distinguished list of writers includes key authors in the social sciences and humanities, with particular strength in politics, cultural studies, history, philosophy, sociology, and environmental and urban issues. They support and encourage many first-time authors, as well as having published internationally-renowned thinkers such as Noam Chomsky, Murray Bookchin, George Woodcock, Peter Kropotkin, among many others.

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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford publishes books related to their collection, in some cases facsimile editons of rare or noteworthy titles. UCP distributes Bodleian Library titles in North America.

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Brandeis University Press

Brandeis University Press publishes in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields, including books in the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life, the HBI Series on Jewish Women, the Schusterman Series in Israel Studies, the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series, the Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought, the Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law, The Mandel Lectures in the Humanities, and the Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures (sponsored by the Historical Society of Israel). Our critically acclaimed, award-winning books cover diverse subjects and perspectives relating to politics, culture, history, gender, religion, philosophy, language, and literature. While we are committed to publishing compelling and innovative approaches to the study of the Jewish experience worldwide, Brandeis University Press's broader goal is to illuminate subjects of all stripes with intelligence, curiosity, and care.

Brandeis University Press also distributes books published by:

Historical Society of Israel
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Brigham Young University

UCP distributes Brigham Young University's Middle Eastern Texts Initiative books worldwide.

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Campus Verlag

Campus Verlag is a German publisher. Campus also publishes books in English in the social sciences; UCP distributes these English-language titles worldwide.

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Carnegie Mellon University Press

Carnegie Mellon University Press, now in its forty-fourth year of publishing, was founded by Gerald Costanzo in 1972 as Three Rivers Press.  The Press publishes regional social history (titles that explore the rich history of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania), art history, the performing arts (original plays and adaptations), literary analysis, education, and university history.

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CavanKerry Press

Our mission at CavanKerry Press is in our commitment to expanding the reach of poetry to a general readership by publishing works that explore the emotional and psychological landscapes of everyday life.

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Center for the Study of Language and Information

The Center for the Study of Language and Information, an independent research center in Stanford, CA, publishes books in information science, computing, linguistics, cognition, and philosophy. UCP distributes CSLI titles worldwide.

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Conservation International

Conservation International, based in Washington, DC, publishes books related to its mission to preserve global biodiversity, including field guides, reports, and heavily-illustrated books. UCP distributes Conservation International books worldwide.

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Dalton Watson Fine Books

For over forty years, Dalton Watson Fine Books has produced collectible and lushly illustrated large-format titles focusing on subjects like automotive history and sports car racing, as well as iconic cultural figures including Steve McQueen and The Beatles.

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Dartmouth College Press

Dartmouth College’s unique focus on personalized arts and science learning has made it a global leader in liberal education. This unique focus is reflected in the books that Dartmouth College Press publishes. DCP’s interdisciplinary approach to publishing touches on everything from the fine and visual arts, to cross-cultural criticisms of American Studies, to global health and medicine.

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DIAPHANES was founded in 2001 and has since gained a high reputation for independent publishing in the field of contemporary philosophy, academic studies, arts and literature. Based in Zurich and Berlin, DIAPHANES publishes in German, English and French language. UCP distributes DIAPHANES English and French titles worldwide, except in France, Belgium and Luxemburg.

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Eburon Academic Publishers

Eburon Academic Publishers in Delft, Netherlands, publishes scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. UCP distributes English-language Eburon titles worldwide except in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Editorial Tenov

Tenov is a young, independent publishing house, specialising in titles that examine the traditional disciplines of art and architecture through the ever-shifting prism of contemporary culture. Born and based in Barcelona, Tenov works hand-in-hand with its authors to carefully craft books that explore and illuminate by embracing fresh voices, new perspectives and innovative thinking. UCP distributes all Tenov English titles worldwide, except in Spain.

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Field Museum of Natural History

The Field Museum, based in Chicago, IL, publishes books related to its mission to explore, explain, and sustain the Earth and its peoples, including Rapid Inventory reports and lavishly-illustrated books about the Museum's collections. UCP distributes Field Museum books worldwide.

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French National Museum of Natural History

The French National Museum of Natural History is an academic research institution that publishes original research based on the Museum’s collections and in all fields of natural history: earth sciences, geology, paleontology, history of sciences, anthropology, ethnology, botany, zoology, biodiversity management. It also publishes identification guides on fauna and flora.

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gta publishers

gta publishers publishing house is one of the leading architecture publishers in Switzerland and Europe. Its publications report on current research results and are widely discussed in debates on contemporary issues in architecture.

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HAU Books is committed to publishing the most distinguished texts in classic and advanced anthropological theory. The titles aim to situate ethnography as the prime heuristic of anthropology, and return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline. HAU Books is sponsored by some of the world’s most distinguished anthropology departments and research institutions, and releases its titles in both print editions and open-access formats.

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Haus Publishing

Founded in 2003, Haus Publishing are London-based independent publishers of history, biography, literary fiction, political non-fiction and essays. As the Armchair Traveller they publish travel literature and historical travel guides. Series include: Literary Travellers, Armchair Traveller's Histories, Haus Curiosities and Arabia Books.

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Hirmer Publishers

Hirmer Verlag is a German publisher based in Munich. Hirmer publishes some of its books in English editions or in bilingual German-English editions on art, architecture, photography, and antiques. UCP distributes these English or German-English books in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Historic England Publishing

Historic England is the public body that champions and protects England’s historic environment – from the prehistoric to the post-war. Our publishing aims to reflect this incredibly rich, diverse and widespread heritage through our programme of archaeology, architectural history, conservation and illustrated history titles.

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Hong Kong University Press

Hong Kong University Press also distributes books published by:

HKU Museum and Art Gallery
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Intellect Ltd

Intellect is a UK-based company committed to serving the academic community by publishing authors and editors with original thinking. UCP distributes Intellect titles throughout the world excluding the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For publicity news about Intellect titles see their blog, News from Intellect.

Intellect Ltd also distributes books published by:

HammerOn Press
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Iter Press

Iter Press advances medieval and early modern scholarship through the publication of books, journals, and finding tools in print and online. The Press is well known for its comprehensive and massive Iter Bibliography (1.5 million records) and its contributions to the fields of women and gender studies, digital humanities, and English textual studies. Through its partnerships with the University of Toronto Libraries, the University of Chicago Press, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (Victoria), Iter Press encourages online dissemination of research, notably realized in its collaborations with the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (Toronto), the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Tempe), and Brill (Leiden). UCP distributes Iter Press books worldwide.

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Karolinum Press, Charles University

The Karolinum Press is part of Charles University, Prague, one of Europe's oldest universities. The Karolinum Press is the largest publisher of scientific and educational books in the Czech Republic. UCP distributes English-language Karolinum Press titles worldwide except for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Koc University Press

Founded in 2010 Koç University Press, embraces the desire to become a pioneer suited for the university’s aim of being “the center of perfection”.  KUP books are selected from the titles that are able to offer the most sophisticated knowledge of their own fields.

The featured studies are on history, art history, politics, sociology, archaeology, gender studies, and cultural studies; positive sciences, social sciences, literary theory, art, law, medicine, and ethics; finance, economics, business, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


With the growing number of titles every year, KUP tries to close the gaps of the academic publishing and those in our intellectual world in a most influential way.

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Leiden University Press

Leiden University Press (LUP) publishes, in print and electronic form, academic books within the fields of humanities, social sciences and law. LUP books are mainly for academics but also for a more general readership. UCP distributes the English-language titles of LUP in North America.

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McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College publishes scholarly, interdisciplinary volumes in conjunction with its exhibitions.  UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis publishes engaging catalogs with a focus on modern and contemporary art that push the forefront of critical inquiry by promoting innovative ideas, historically grounded interpretations, and original research from a variety of theoretical perspectives. UCP distributes Kemper Art Museum publications worldwide.

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Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Missouri Botanical Garden Press plays a key role in the Garden's mission to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment. Through its publications, MBG Press provides an important outlet for the dissemination of botanical research. Books are primarily focused on taxonomy, biodiversity, conservation, and related topics in plant science.

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Missouri Historical Society Press

As a division of the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, MHM Press has been publishing books since 1991. The goal of the publishing program is to expose readers to new perspectives of St. Louis and Missouri history. Though focused on nonfiction, MHM Press has increased its readership and presence by expanding into other genres—biography, memoir, historical fiction, and narrative nonfiction.

Missouri Historical Society Press also distributes books published by:

Edition Falkenberg
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Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

The Museum’s mission is to collect, make available, and promote important works of 20th- and 21st-century art, highlighting arts links to important historical events, social phenomena, and scientific development.

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Museum Tusculanum Press

Museum Tusculanum Press is an independent, full range, international scholarly publisher publishing monographs, anthologies, journals, e-books, e-journals within the humanities, social sciences and theology.

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National University of Singapore Press

NUS Press is the scholarly publishing division of the National University of Singapore. Established in 1971, the Press is heir to a tradition of academic publishing in Singapore that dates back some 60 years. We publish books and journals with a regional focus on Southeast Asia, and a disciplinary focus on the humanities and social sciences.  We have built a strong, established presence within Southeast Asia research networks across the world. We were the first Asian press to be awarded a Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. We look forward to continuing our mission of publishing in Asia, on Asia, for Asia and the world. 

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Neubauer Collegium

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society explores new possibilities for humanistic research by fostering an environment in which new forms of thinking emerge and thrive.

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New Issues Poetry and Prose

New Issues Poetry & Prose was established in 1996 by poet Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes four to six new poetry titles each year, as well as the winner of the AWP Award Series in the Novel. New Issues Press offices are housed in the Ernest Wilbur Building on the Oakland Campus of Western Michigan University.

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Newberry Library

The Newberry is a world-renowned independent research library and community of learning in Chicago, serving the public since 1887. UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Oberlin College Press

Oberlin College Press is a nonprofit literary press based at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The overall goal of the press, staffed mostly by poets who volunteer their time and student interns who wish to learn about all aspects of publishing, is to produce a periodical of high standing and notable integrity, along with books of superlative quality, with respect to design as well as literary excellence and originality. At the same time, the press strives for affordability and wide availability, keeping its publications in print and reasonably priced.

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Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

Omnidawn Publishing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks to support and expand our community of writers and readers through the work we choose to publish, which questions, in both form and content, the prevailing limits of convention. Our intent is to explore internal and external boundaries and push, with compassionate insight, the limits of risk.

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Park Books

Park Books is a European publishing house for architecture and related fields, and an international platform for architectural book projects. Park Books has been established in 2012 as an affiliate of the renowned art, photography, and architectural publishers Scheidegger & Spiess in Zürich and likewise attaches great importance to the design and material quality of its publications. The publishing house is independently owned and run by dedicated employees who bring their various strengths and experience to bear on their work.

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Paul Holberton Publishing

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Prickly Paradigm Press

Prickly Paradigm Press publishes short and unconventional works in anthropology, critical theory, and politics. UCP distributes Prickly Paradigm books worldwide.

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Reaktion Books

Reaktion Books publishes books for general readers and for academics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural history. UCP distributes Reaktion Books in North and South America.

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Renaissance Society

The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents contemporary art exhibitions, events, and publications. “The Ren”—as we are known by many—is an independent, non-collecting museum driven by an uncompromising commitment to artists and their ideas.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Publishing is the publishing house of the United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew publishes for scientists, academics, and the general public of all ages. Kew publishes floras, checklists, field guides, and illustrated botanical monographs. They cover many areas in plant sciences and horticulture, including taxonomy, systematics, economic and ethnobotany, conservation and ecology, the history of botany, and botanical art. UCP distributes Kew's books in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew also distributes books published by:

International Palm Society
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Royal Collection Trust

Royal Collection Publications produces definitive books on the United Kingdom's royal residences and works of art. These include guidebooks, exhibition catalogs, scholarly catalogues raisonnés and books on the Collection and the royal palaces and residences. UCP distributes Royal Collection Publications in the United States and Canada.

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Scheidegger and Spiess

Scheidegger & Spiess is one of Switzerland’s leading publishers for art, photography, and architecture. Working hand in hand with museums, photographers, artists, and architects of renown, we publish carefully planned, beautifully written, and lavishly designed books. Attractive visuals and first-rate materials are among the hallmarks of our products. UCP distributes English-language Scheidegger & Spiess titles worldwide outside of Europe and the UK. The publishing house is independently owned and run by dedicated employees who bring their various strengths and experience to bear on their work.

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are a public arm of SAIC’s Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies. Our publications reflect an engagement with exhibitions and public programs as a form of research, which generates new ideas and discourse around issues, ideas, and professional practices in art and design, while stimulating dialogue among the Chicago arts community and the broader art field.

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Seagull Books

With offices in London and Calcutta, Seagull Books has dedicated itself to quality arts and culture publishing. Seagull is the publisher of two novels by Mo Yan, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature. From documentation of cultural history in the making, to building a climate of critique, its focus is firmly on the alternative and the experimental, and on the socially committed. UCP distributes Seagull Books worldwide, except India.

Seagull Books also distributes books published by:

Zubaan Books
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Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago publishes catalogues related to its collections and exhibitions.  UCP distributes Smart Museum books worldwide.

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Solar Books

Solar Books publishes on European art, literature, history, and ideas. Their books focus on avant-garde, modernist, and surrealist work. UCP distributes Solar Books worldwide.

Solar Books also distributes books published by:

Elsinore Press
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Swan Isle Press

Swan Isle Press publishes literary titles, often in bilingual Spanish/English editions. UCP distributes Swan Isle Press titles worldwide.

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Terra Foundation for American Art

The Terra Foundation for American Art, based in Chicago and Paris, publishes books on historical art of the United States related to its collection, grants, and other initiatives. UCP distributes the Terra Foundation's English-language titles throughout the world.

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UCL Press

Based at UCL, one of the world’s leading research universities, UCL Press's primary outputs are scholarly monographs and edited collections, but UCL Press also publishes textbooks, journals and other innovative research outputs. UCL Press's books have been accessed more than 1.99 million times by readers across the world.

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Unicorn Publishing Group

Unicorn Publishing Group is an independent publishing house based in the UK. Unicorn publishes around 25 new titles per year in Art and Cultural History including military history. Their list also includes titles published by the Imperial War Museum, the Royal Amouries, Uniform Press, and Firestep.

Unicorn Publishing Group also distributes books published by:

Imperial War Museums
Royal Armouries
Royal Museums Greenwich
Uniform Press
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University of Alaska Press

University of Alaska Press publishes books on Alaska, the Pacific Rim, Arctic Canada, Siberia, and Scandinavia. UCP distributes University of Alaska Press titles worldwide.

University of Alaska Press also distributes books published by:

Alaska Donning Company
Alaska Limestone Press
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Alaska Native Language Center
Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Alaska Smithsonian Institute Arctic
Alaska UA Museum
Alaska Vanessa Press
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Center for Cross Cultural Education
Ember Press
Ester Republic Press
Health Nursing
Kuskokwim Corp
North Shore Press
PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation
Scarlet Tanger Books
Southbound Press
Spirit Mountain Press
Trail Breaker Kennel
UA Foundation
UAF Theatre Dept.
Wolf Creek Books
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University of British Columbia Press

The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher, with an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship. Our authors' books reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in new and engaging directions. Each year UBC Press publishes sixty titles in a number of fields, including Indigenous studies, Asian studies, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, security studies, as well as planning and urban studies.

University of British Columbia Press also distributes books published by:

Athabasca University Press
Canadian Forest Service
Concordia University Press
Dalhousie Architectural Press
Editors Canada
Laval University Press
On Point Press
Pacific Educational Press
Peter Wall Institute
Purich Publishing
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the University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library publishes exhibition catalogues and books based on its collections. UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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University of Cincinnati Press

As a new press with operations located in and supported by the University of Cincinnati Libraries, we approach 21st century publishing with a fresh eye focused on seamless integration of print and digital and a keen enthusiasm for ways to centralize new modes of academic work, scholarly communication and rich multimedia data in the field of social justice which will match the ways scholars and readers interact with content today.

University of Cincinnati Press also distributes books published by:

Acre Books
The Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts and Education
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University of London Press

The University of London Press builds on a century of publishing tradition by disseminating distinctive scholarship at the forefront of the humanities.

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University of Scranton Press

University of Scranton Press publishes books in religion and social sciences. UCP distributes University of Scranton Press titles worldwide.

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University of Wales Press

The University of Wales Press publishes English and Welsh-language books in History, Political Philosophy and Religious Studies, Welsh and Celtic Studies, Literary Studies, European Studies, and Medieval Studies. UCP distributes English-language University of Wales Press titles in North and South America.

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University Press of New England

Founded in 1970, UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary, artistic, and general-interest books. Many of these are published cooperatively with one of the member institutions and carry a joint imprint. Others are published under the University Press of New England imprint. And in 2014, the press introduced ForeEdge, a new imprint of general interest titles for national audiences.

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WhiteWalls is an innovative Chicago-based publisher of fine art titles. UCP distributes WhiteWalls titles worldwide.