Major publishers marketed & distributed by the University of Chicago Press

The publications of dozens of other publishers are included on the University of Chicago Press website, carried within our catalogs, and marketed and sold to the book trade and the public. A selection of our larger distributed publishers are listed below. Please note that the University of Chicago Press may not have sales rights for these publishers throughout the world. To visit a publisher’s home website, click on its logo.


Publicity news about our distributed publishers is posted to our distributed presses Twitter feed CryptonymUCP.


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2Leaf Press

2Leaf Press is an imprint of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy. 2Leaf Press challenges the status quo by publishing alternative fiction, non‐fiction, poetry and bilingual works by activists, academics, poets and authors. We are especially dedicated to publishing scholarship regarding diversity and social justice that is accessible to the general public.

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American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society publishes books focusing on the study of weather. UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Association of University Presses

The Association of American University Presses is one of the world’s largest organizations of nonprofit scholarly publishers. AAUP is dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications.  AAUP produces an annual membership directory distributed by the University of Chicago Press.  UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford publishes books related to their collection, in some cases facsimile editons of rare or noteworthy titles. UCP distributes Bodleian Library titles in North America.

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Brigham Young University

UCP distributes Brigham Young University's Middle Eastern Texts Initiative books worldwide.

Bristol University Press

Policy Press has its roots in social policy and social justice and is committed to progressive social change. Over more than twenty years, we have built a reputation for publishing scholarship that focuses on improving individual lives and reaches beyond academia to government, professionals and the wider public to inform policy and practice.

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Campus Verlag

Campus Verlag is a German publisher. Campus also publishes books in English in the social sciences; UCP distributes these English-language titles worldwide.

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Center for the Study of Language and Information

The Center for the Study of Language and Information, an independent research center in Stanford, CA, publishes books in information science, computing, linguistics, cognition, and philosophy. UCP distributes CSLI titles worldwide.

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Conservation International

Conservation International, based in Washington, DC, publishes books related to its mission to preserve global biodiversity, including field guides, reports, and heavily-illustrated books. UCP distributes Conservation International books worldwide.

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DIAPHANES was founded in 2001 and has since gained a high reputation for independent publishing in the field of contemporary philosophy, academic studies, arts and literature. Based in Zurich and Berlin, DIAPHANES publishes in German, English and French language. UCP distributes DIAPHANES English and French titles worldwide, except in France, Belgium and Luxemburg.

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Eburon Publishers, Delft

Eburon Academic Publishers in Delft, Netherlands, publishes scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. UCP distributes English-language Eburon titles worldwide except in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Editorial Tenov

Tenov is a young, independent publishing house, specialising in titles that examine the traditional disciplines of art and architecture through the ever-shifting prism of contemporary culture. Born and based in Barcelona, Tenov works hand-in-hand with its authors to carefully craft books that explore and illuminate by embracing fresh voices, new perspectives and innovative thinking. UCP distributes all Tenov English titles worldwide, except in Spain.

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Field Museum of Natural History

The Field Museum, based in Chicago, IL, publishes books related to its mission to explore, explain, and sustain the Earth and its peoples, including Rapid Inventory reports and lavishly-illustrated books about the Museum's collections. UCP distributes Field Museum books worldwide.

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French National Museum of Natural History

The French National Museum of Natural History is an academic research institution that publishes original research based on the Museum’s collections and in all fields of natural history: earth sciences, geology, paleontology, history of sciences, anthropology, ethnology, botany, zoology, biodiversity management. It also publishes identification guides on fauna and flora.

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Front Forty Press

Front Forty Press creates and publishes materials and products on a variety of topics through unique relationships. A Front Forty Press project is one that embodies uninhibited creativity and deals with current topics. The work can be functional, political, ecological or simply expressive. What matters most is the cultivation and communication of ideas. UCP distributes Front Forty Press titles worldwide.

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gta publishers

gta publishers publishing house is one of the leading architecture publishers in Switzerland and Europe. Its publications report on current research results and are widely discussed in debates on contemporary issues in architecture.

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HAU Books is committed to publishing the most distinguished texts in classic and advanced anthropological theory. The titles aim to situate ethnography as the prime heuristic of anthropology, and return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline. HAU Books is sponsored by some of the world’s most distinguished anthropology departments and research institutions, and releases its titles in both print editions and open-access formats.

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Haus Publishing

Founded in 2003, Haus Publishing are London-based independent publishers of history, biography, literary fiction, political non-fiction and essays. As the Armchair Traveller they publish travel literature and historical travel guides. Series include: Literary Travellers, Armchair Traveller's Histories, Haus Curiosities and Arabia Books.

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Hirmer Publishers

Hirmer Verlag is a German publisher based in Munich. Hirmer publishes some of its books in English editions or in bilingual German-English editions on art, architecture, photography, and antiques. UCP distributes these English or German-English books in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Historic England Publishing

Historic England is the public body that champions and protects England’s historic environment – from the prehistoric to the post-war. Our publishing aims to reflect this incredibly rich, diverse and widespread heritage through our programme of archaeology, architectural history, conservation and illustrated history titles.

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Intellect Ltd

Intellect is a UK-based company committed to serving the academic community by publishing authors and editors with original thinking. UCP distributes Intellect titles throughout the world excluding the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For publicity news about Intellect titles see their blog, News from Intellect.

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Karolinum Press, Charles University

The Karolinum Press is part of Charles University, Prague, one of Europe's oldest universities. The Karolinum Press is the largest publisher of scientific and educational books in the Czech Republic. UCP distributes English-language Karolinum Press titles worldwide except for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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Leiden University Press

Leiden University Press (LUP) publishes, in print and electronic form, academic books within the fields of humanities, social sciences and law. LUP books are mainly for academics but also for a more general readership. UCP distributes the English-language titles of LUP in North America.

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McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College publishes scholarly, interdisciplinary volumes in conjunction with its exhibitions.  UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis publishes engaging catalogs with a focus on modern and contemporary art that push the forefront of critical inquiry by promoting innovative ideas, historically grounded interpretations, and original research from a variety of theoretical perspectives. UCP distributes Kemper Art Museum publications worldwide.

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Missouri History Museum Press

As a division of the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, MHM Press has been publishing books since 1991. The goal of the publishing program is to expose readers to new perspectives of St. Louis and Missouri history. Though focused on nonfiction, MHM Press has increased its readership and presence by expanding into other genres—biography, memoir, historical fiction, and narrative nonfiction.

Missouri History Museum Press also distributes books published by:

Edition Falkenberg
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Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

The Museum’s mission is to collect, make available, and promote important works of 20th- and 21st-century art, highlighting arts links to important historical events, social phenomena, and scientific development.

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Museum Tusculanum Press

Museum Tusculanum Press is an independent, full range, international scholarly publisher publishing monographs, anthologies, journals, e-books, e-journals within the humanities, social sciences and theology.

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National University of Singapore Press

NUS Press is the scholarly publishing division of the National University of Singapore. Established in 1971, the Press is heir to a tradition of academic publishing in Singapore that dates back some 60 years. We publish books and journals with a regional focus on Southeast Asia, and a disciplinary focus on the humanities and social sciences.  We have built a strong, established presence within Southeast Asia research networks across the world. We were the first Asian press to be awarded a Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. We look forward to continuing our mission of publishing in Asia, on Asia, for Asia and the world. 

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Newberry Library

The Newberry is a world-renowned independent research library and community of learning in Chicago, serving the public since 1887. UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

Omnidawn Publishing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks to support and expand our community of writers and readers through the work we choose to publish, which questions, in both form and content, the prevailing limits of convention. Our intent is to explore internal and external boundaries and push, with compassionate insight, the limits of risk.

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Park Books

Park Books is a European publishing house for architecture and related fields, and an international platform for architectural book projects. Park Books has been established in 2012 as an affiliate of the renowned art, photography, and architectural publishers Scheidegger & Spiess in Zürich and likewise attaches great importance to the design and material quality of its publications. The publishing house is independently owned and run by dedicated employees who bring their various strengths and experience to bear on their work.

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Pluto Press

Pluto Press is a leading radical publisher, specializing in critical perspectives on international politics, anthropology, economics and social sciences. Based in London, Pluto has more than 900 titles in print by many of the world’s leading academics, journalists and political activists. Authors include Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, John Cooley, Judith Butler, Greg Palast, Susan George, Zia Sardar, John Holloway and Sara Roy. Pluto has a worldwide reputation as being a publisher ahead of the curve, focusing on global crises before they become front page news.

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Prickly Paradigm Press

Prickly Paradigm Press publishes short and unconventional works in anthropology, critical theory, and politics. UCP distributes Prickly Paradigm books worldwide.

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Reaktion Books

Reaktion Books publishes books for general readers and for academics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural history. UCP distributes Reaktion Books in North and South America.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Publishing is the publishing house of the United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew publishes for scientists, academics, and the general public of all ages. Kew publishes floras, checklists, field guides, and illustrated botanical monographs. They cover many areas in plant sciences and horticulture, including taxonomy, systematics, economic and ethnobotany, conservation and ecology, the history of botany, and botanical art. UCP distributes Kew's books in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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Royal Collection Trust

Royal Collection Publications produces definitive books on the United Kingdom's royal residences and works of art. These include guidebooks, exhibition catalogs, scholarly catalogues raisonnés and books on the Collection and the royal palaces and residences. UCP distributes Royal Collection Publications in the United States and Canada.

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Scheidegger and Spiess

Scheidegger & Spiess is one of Switzerland’s leading publishers for art, photography, and architecture. Working hand in hand with museums, photographers, artists, and architects of renown, we publish carefully planned, beautifully written, and lavishly designed books. Attractive visuals and first-rate materials are among the hallmarks of our products. UCP distributes English-language Scheidegger & Spiess titles worldwide outside of Europe and the UK. The publishing house is independently owned and run by dedicated employees who bring their various strengths and experience to bear on their work.

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are a public arm of SAIC’s Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies. Our publications reflect an engagement with exhibitions and public programs as a form of research, which generates new ideas and discourse around issues, ideas, and professional practices in art and design, while stimulating dialogue among the Chicago arts community and the broader art field.

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Seagull Books

With offices in London and Calcutta, Seagull Books has dedicated itself to quality arts and culture publishing. Seagull is the publisher of two novels by Mo Yan, the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature. From documentation of cultural history in the making, to building a climate of critique, its focus is firmly on the alternative and the experimental, and on the socially committed. UCP distributes Seagull Books worldwide, except India.

Seagull Books also distributes books published by:

Sylph Editions
Zubaan Books
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Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago publishes catalogues related to its collections and exhibitions.  UCP distributes Smart Museum books worldwide.

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Solar Books

Solar Books publishes on European art, literature, history, and ideas. Their books focus on avant-garde, modernist, and surrealist work. UCP distributes Solar Books worldwide.

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Swan Isle Press

Swan Isle Press publishes literary titles, often in bilingual Spanish/English editions. UCP distributes Swan Isle Press titles worldwide.

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Terra Foundation for American Art

The Terra Foundation for American Art, based in Chicago and Paris, publishes books on historical art of the United States related to its collection, grants, and other initiatives. UCP distributes the Terra Foundation's English-language titles throughout the world.

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Unicorn Publishing Group

Unicorn Publishing Group is an independent publishing house based in the UK. Unicorn publishes around 25 new titles per year in Art and Cultural History including military history. Their list also includes titles published by the Imperial War Museum, the Royal Amouries, Uniform Press, and Firestep.

Unicorn Publishing Group also distributes books published by:

Imperial War Museum
Royal Armouries
Uniform Press
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University of Alaska Press

University of Alaska Press publishes books on Alaska, the Pacific Rim, Arctic Canada, Siberia, and Scandinavia. UCP distributes University of Alaska Press titles worldwide.

University of Alaska Press also distributes books published by:

Alaska Donning Company
Alaska Limestone Press
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Alaska Native Language Center
Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Alaska Smithsonian Institute Arctic
Alaska UA Museum
Alaska Vanessa Press
Albert Lewis
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Center for Cross Cultural Education
Ember Press
Ester Republic Press
Far to the North Press
Health Nursing
Kuskokwim Corp
North Shore Press
OK Publishing
PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation
Scarlet Tanager Books
Southbound Press
Spirit Mountain Press
Trail Breaker Kennel
UA Foundation
UAF Theatre Dept
Wolf Creek Books
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the University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library publishes exhibition catalogues and books based on its collections. UCP distributes their books throughout the world.

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University of Exeter Press

University of Exeter Press publishes in medieval studies, classical studies, European literature, history, film history, performance studies, archaeology, landscape history and south-west (UK) studies. UCP distributes University of Exeter titles in North and South America.

University of Exeter Press also distributes books published by:

Bristol Phoenix Press, an imprint of University of Exeter Press
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University of Scranton Press

University of Scranton Press publishes books in religion and social sciences. UCP distributes University of Scranton Press titles worldwide.

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University of Wales Press

The University of Wales Press publishes English and Welsh-language books in History, Political Philosophy and Religious Studies, Welsh and Celtic Studies, Literary Studies, European Studies, and Medieval Studies. UCP distributes English-language University of Wales Press titles in North and South America.

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WhiteWalls is an innovative Chicago-based publisher of fine art titles. UCP distributes WhiteWalls titles worldwide.

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Zed Books

Zed Books is a globally renowned publisher of critical and scholarly works on a wide range of subjects, including global politics, development, gender, heterodox economics and the environment. Run as a workers’ co-operative, it is committed to promoting diversity, alternative voices and progressive social change.