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Books for Black History Month

February 3rd, 2022 posted by Marty Brown

We think that every month should be Black History Month, but until we're a few steps closer to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, that honor belongs to February. Oddly, February is also when we ask a groundhog to prognosticate the weather, in an annual hoax that celebrates the American penchant for pageantry, hokum, and hucksterism. But Black history doesn't just pop its head up once a year to remind us that winter is still here. It's alive, complex, and unfolding every day.

Welcome, Sierra!

August 27th, 2021 posted by Marty Brown

We’re excited to introduce Sierra Sherland, our George P. Griffis intern for the 2021–2022 school year. Get to know Sierra and the books she’s diving into as she joins the OSU Press team.

60th Anniversary Sale

60th Anniversary Sale: Indigenous Studies

May 28th, 2021 posted by Marty Brown

All year long, in celebration of our 60th anniversary, we're offering a 60% discount on a rotating selection of books. You'll never find a better price on these gems from our publishing past, but you'll need to act fast, as the selection changes monthly.

cover of Bearing Witness

On Earth Day, a New Strategy for Reclaiming the Future from Fossil Fuels

April 22nd, 2021 posted by kaskes

On Earth Day, a New Strategy for Reclaiming the Future from Fossil Fuels

By Kathleen Dean Moore


Fifty-one years ago today, 21 million people celebrated the first Earth Day, a national commitment to clean air and water on the planet that sustains and delights us. Now, more than a billion people in 190 countries turn out to celebrate Earth Day every year and recommit to the planet’s protection.

Book cover for "The Last Layer of the Ocean" a yellow kayak on a calm body of water

Mary Emerick: On Love and Kayaking

April 5th, 2021 posted by kaskes

There are five layers of the ocean, though most of us will only ever see one. The deepest layer is the midnight zone, where the only light comes from bioluminescence, created by animals who live there. In order to see, these creatures must create their own light. They move like solitary suns, encased in their own bubbles of freezing water. This is the most remote, unexplored zone on the planet. Though hostile to humans, it’s a source of rapt fascination for Mary Emerick, who would go there in a heartbeat if she could.

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