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Char Miller and Bob Rivard in Conversation

Oct 24, 2016 (8:31 am)

Leading environmental historian Char Miller looks below the surface of California’s ecological history to expose some of its less glittering conundrums in his new book Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Join us for an evening with Char in conversation with Bob Rivard of The Rivard Report called "California Dreams,...

Seven Podcasts for Book Lovers

Sep 22, 2016 (5:04 pm)

There's a podcast for everything. As someone who listens to podcasts (and has one of her own), I knew there must be a multitude of podcasts for and by book enthusiasts. Here are seven that any self-proclaimed book nerd will love, ranging from poetry to young adult to classics.

Char Miller on Papahānaumokuākea

Sep 2, 2016 (1:40 pm)

President Obama’s environmental record just went big. On August 26, he quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the center of the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Hawaii. Whatever other conservation actions he takes in his final months in office, Papahānaumokuākea will be hard to top. The new monument is also...

Win a Book Signed by Dr. Jane Goodall

Aug 1, 2016 (12:21 pm)

Sign up for our news e-blast AND like our Facebook page during the month of August 2016 to be automatically entered to win a copy of The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall signed by Dr. Goodall herself! Not only will you have a chance to win a book signed by the legendary conservationist, but by signing up for our e-blast, you'll be the...

The Book Business from the View of Denali

Jul 25, 2016 (2:04 pm)

Our director, Tom Payton, just returned from a seventeen-day trip to Alaska, and shares his thoughts on the publishing industry while hiking in Denali National Park. "It took more than four hours to get close to Denali and view the 20,000-foot summit, which plays games with your mind and eyes. The glistening ice block set amid snowcapped, lush...

My Dinner with Timmy

Jul 21, 2016 (10:36 am)

I’m with Gregg Popovich. If I could choose to eat dinner with anyone it would be Timmy. That’s what Coach Popovich said in an interview, going on to describe Tim Duncan, as quoted by the San Antonio Current, as “the most real, consistent, true person I’ve ever met in my life.”  I confess, when I moved to San Antonio 14 years ago, I didn’t know...

Matt Donovan on the Pantheon in NYRB

May 17, 2016 (1:28 pm)

"Stendhal is said to have treated the Pantheon as a kind of aesthetic litmus test, judging its visitors by their level of ravishment when exposed to its radiance and scale. One wonders what kind of euphoria Stendhal would expect from someone fortunate enough to climb the outside of the Pantheon’s dome and gaze through the roof’s circular...

Starting 2016 with a Leadership Transition

Jan 12, 2016 (1:20 pm)

Thomas Payton, former associate director of sales and marketing at TU Press, stepped into the role of director on January 1 as part of a leadership succession plan developed by Barbara Ras, the press’s director for the past thirteen years.   Ras, who headed up the press starting in 2002, reviving the organization after its fourteen-year...

Crossing the Plains with Bruno in New York Times

Dec 7, 2015 (10:27 am)

In Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Annick Smith invites a chocolate Labrador retriever named Bruno to hop up into her Toyota 4Runner for a road trip from her home outside Missoula, Mont., to the North Side of Chicago. But what follows is more expansive than a simple drive eastward; Smith is letting us eavesdrop on an illuminating meditation on...

Enchiladas Illuminate the Rich History of Mexico

Oct 9, 2015 (8:09 am)

In Cappy Lawton’s new cookbook, Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex, he and Chris Waters Dunn, the Nashville songwriter and record producer turned food writer, use the storied dish as a lens to illuminate the rich history of Mexico. “In the enchilada, you really see the entire history and geography of Mexico,” Lawton said... “It’s such an iconic...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Merwin

Oct 1, 2015 (7:30 am)

Happy birthday to W.S. Merwin, founder of the Merwin Conservancy, former poet laureate of the U.S, and author of our book Unchopping a Tree. 

Trinity University Press presents Dr. Jane Goodall

Jul 31, 2015 (11:51 am)

Tickets for Jane Goodall are sold out! For anyone who did not get a ticket, 500 overflow seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Stieren Theater on the Trinity campus, where attendees can view a live stream of the event. You are welcome to return to Laurie Auditorium afterward to purchase a book and have it signed by Dr....

Kurt Caswell's Plea for Walking

Jul 24, 2015 (10:58 am)

When I was growing up, the earth’s population was about 4.5 billion, and the U.S. population was about 225 million. Today the earth’s population is over 7.3 billion, and the population of the United States is at 320 million. Every day some 80,000 commercial planes transport people around the world. That’s every day. And carbon levels in our...

Pope on Moral Ground Regarding Climate Change

Jun 18, 2015 (10:51 am)

The day has finally come. This is history in the making. Pope Francis has issued his encyclical calling for swift action regarding climate change. We are proud that our ground-breaking book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril  edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson set the stage several years ago for this discussion...

The Luck Archive on Slate

Jun 15, 2015 (2:06 pm)

"When Mark Menjivar was in middle school, he’d always put his left shoe on before his right, and he’d always make a wish at 11:11. A few years ago he was in a bookstore in Fort Wayne, Indiana, when he opened up an old volume called 1,000 Facts Worth Knowing and found four four-leaf clovers pressed inside. 'Finding that was so much better than...