Celebrating 75 Years

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Gary Grimshaw Posters Now Available!

Born in Detroit and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Gary Grimshaw (1946–2014) was a unique individual whose career in music-related art spanned nearly fifty years.

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Letter from the Director in our 75th Year

Think of your favorite books. Do you know who published them? Can you name the original publisher of To Kill a Mockingbird? Many people recognize books and authors but not their publishers.

Monday, October 12, 2015

State History Award Winners

We are so happy to announce that we have two winners in the 2015 State History Awards presented by the Historical Society of Michigan.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Broadside Lotus Press: A Community Celebration

Broadside Lotus Press is celebrating 50 years of publishing history this month. Wayne State University Press is the proud distributor of their great books. Please check out some of their events around town this month!

The People's Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"The People's Lawyer" Book Launch September 17, 2015

Please join us for a reception celebrating the publication of The People's Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General by Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

4th Annual WSU Midtown Literary Walk

Enjoy a strolling afternoon of literature hosted by several venues in our Midtown neighborhood on Saturday, September 19, 2015! A range of authors will read and perform. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each stop.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Save the Date for Fall Events!

As usual, we've got some exciting regional interest titles coming out in the next couple of months!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Recent Award Wins!

We're excited to announce a long list of recent awards! Congratulations to our authors for the well-deserved honors.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Farewell Party for Dr. Charles K. Hyde

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 WSU Press celebrated the retirement of Dr. Charles K. Hyde, scholar, author, historian, board member, supporter, and friend, as he relocates from Michigan to the East Coast.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Noel Night Warehouse Book Sale!

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, we’re opening our warehouse for a HUGE Noel Night sale! Visit us at 40 W. Hancock (the corner of Woodward and Hancock) between 5:00 and 10:00 pm for great deals on gift books for everyone on your list.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Help Launch 'Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology'!

Wayne State University Press and author Rob St. Mary are teaming up to raise $17,000 to offset the cost of design and printing for Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology, coming in Fall 2015.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our All Hallow's Read Pick!

Have you heard of All Hallow's Read? It's a tradition started a few years back by author Neil Gaiman, who suggested giving scary books as gifts in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Sounds like a great idea to us!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Issue of Human Biology - Now Available!

Wayne State University Press has just released a new issue of Human Biology (Volume 86, no. 1), the first to be edited by incoming co-editors Ripan S. Malhi and Brian M. Kemp. It also features a redesigned cover and new 8.5 x 11” size.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Third Annual Midtown Literary Walk

Enjoy a strolling afternoon of literary arts events hosted by venues in Detroit’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood. A range of authors – from poets to novelists to hip hop artists – will read and perform.

Monday, July 21, 2014

More Award Wins!

We're excited to share some recent award wins!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Announcing a Special Issue of Human Biology!

On July 1, 2014 Wayne State University Press will publish a special issue of Human Biology focusing on Jewish genetics. The issue was guest-edited by Noah A. Rosenberg and Steven P. Weitzman, both of Stanford University.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More award wins!

We’re excited to announce these recent award wins.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 Midwest Book Award Finalists!

We are proud to announce that we have several finalists for the 24th Annual Midwest Book Awards! These titles are finalists in the following categories.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Deborah Jermyn at "SATC Ten Years On" Conference

On April 4, 2014, The University of Roehampton in London hosted an international conference marking the 10th anniversary of the final episode of landmark HBO series Sex and the City.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2013 Foreword Book of the Year Finalists!

Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, recently announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards and Wayne State University Press books were well represented.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WSU Students, Staff, Faculty and Alumni Receive 30% Off!

Did you know that all Wayne State University students, staff, faculty, and alumni can receive 30% off any of our titles? Just use the code WS30 at checkout on our website. You can also order in-person at 4809 Woodward.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Join Us on Noel Night!

Noel Night 2013 is coming up on Saturday, December 7 and we're excited to open our warehouse for our holiday book sale! Take advantage of this year's extended hours and join us from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at 40 W.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Join Us for a Celebration of Books!

Join us on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Detroit Institute of Arts for our annual fall fundraiser, A Celebration of Books! This year marks the 10th anniversary of our fall event and it's going to be a good one.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Help Welcome Erik Nordberg to the MHC!

Join us for a reception welcoming Erik Nordberg, member of our Great Lakes Books Series board, to his new position as Executive Director of the Michigan Humanities Council! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

'allegiance' on the 2013 PEN Awards Shortlist!

francine j. harris's debut poetry collection allegiance has been named to the 2013 PEN Open Book Awards shortlist! The Open Book Award recognizes an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2012.

Friday, June 14, 2013

First Press Club Party

The first Press Club party is in the books! Guests gathered on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Lafayette Park home of Margaret Thomas for the inaugural Press Club event.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Awards News!

Our regional books keep collecting accolades! We are pleased to announce these recent award wins.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Opening Day sale!

Tiger baseball season starts today and we're counting down the days until the home opener on Friday, April 5! To kick off the 2013 season, we're taking 30% off all of our baseball titles during the month of April!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Foreword Book of the Year Finalists

Just announced! Six Wayne State University Press are finalists for the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year awards! Congratulations to the authors of.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Revolution Detroit book launch!

Celebrate the publication of John Gallagher’s follow-up to the much-lauded Reimagining Detroit. In Revolution Detroit, Gallagher looks at what's working in urban reinvention with examples drawn from Detroit and other similar cities.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Welcome to our new website!

With improved navigation, enhanced book information, and a beautiful new design, we hope you'll enjoy using wsupress.wayne.edu to browse our 900+ books and 8 academic journals.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Awards News!

We started the new year with some great awards news! Four of our books were named 2013 Michigan Notable Books.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WSU Press at SCMS Conference!

Wayne State University Press will be exhibiting and selling books at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Our staff will be heading down to the Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL, from March 6-10, 2013.