About West Virginia University Press

West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, we publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. We also publish works of fiction and creative nonfiction, and collaborate on innovative digital publications, notably West Virginia History: An Open Access Reader.

Titles published by West Virginia University Press have received reviews and attention in the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the AtlanticO: The Oprah Magazine, Smithsonian, Publishers Weekly, Vox, and the Huffington Post, among many other regional and global outlets. You can find our books at major retailers, both on- and offline.

At West Virginia University Press we strive to extend and enhance the reputation of WVU as a major research institution by publishing the very best work in our areas of specialization.