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Friday, September 21, 2018


Dozens of imposing factories, glorious houses of worship, handsome schools, and majestic skyscrapers stand as fixed monuments of the lives, loves, and obsessions of two of Detroit’s greatest architects: Wirt Rowland and Albert Kahn.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Patrick Livingston on Summer Discovery Cruises

Summer Discovery Cruises offer anyone interested in exploring Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair the opportunity to get out on the water for an educational experience.

Monday, November 20, 2017


It's that time of year again! We are happy to announce our 2017 Holiday Book Sale. Save 40% on every website order placed through 1/12/2018 with coupon code HOL7 at checkout. Find great gift books for everyone on your list!

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.