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Wayne State University Press

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Support the Press

Detroit’s educational and cultural institutions are essential resources that make our region a great place to live and work. The Wayne State University Press combines an educational mission with a commitment to publishing and promoting Michigan writers and works of local interest and national importance. Thank you for your interest in sustaining our region’s nonprofit publisher — a publisher that strives to present remarkable works that do not fit the traditional trade publishing mold.

Buy Our Books!

Our books and journals cover a wide variety of interests and make terrific gifts.

Donations & Gifts

University Press publishing is mission-driven, not profit-driven.  In order to continue to publish the highest quality work, WSU Press relies on the generosity of an ever-growing group of dedicated supporters.

Help support our work:

  1. Make your gift quickly and securely online.
  2. Or, simply make a check payable to “WSU Press” and mail the gift to:

Wayne State University Gift Processing
PO Box 674602
Detroit, MI 48267-4602


Series Endowments

The Press is actively building series endowments in the areas of Jewish Studies, African American Life, Great Lakes Books, Film and Television Studies, and Made in Michigan Writers. If you are interested in supporting a specific series or subject area, please contact our Director Stephanie Williams (StephanieLWilliams@wayne.edu) for more information.

Special Events

In addition to buying Press books and providing financial support, the best way to support the Press is to attend one of our many special events. It’s a great opportunity to interact with our authors, staff and community in a meaningful way that supports the Press’s unique and important mission. 

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We can always use a hand spreading the word about the great work the Press does. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Share and retweet our posts and invite friends to our events!