WSU Press Holiday Book Fair posterThe Washington State University (WSU) Press will host its twenty-sixth annual holiday book fair on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m., in the Terrell Library Atrium on the Pullman campus. The fair highlights books published throughout the year and is open to everyone. Festivities include steep discounts of 20 -50% on all titles, drawings for free books, and complimentary refreshments.

Author and University of Idaho professor Dr. Rodney Frey be signing copies of his recently released book, Carry Forth the Stories. Intertwining his own as well as stories from interviews, oral histories, and elders, the seasoned anthropologist/ethnographer offers a model for engaging with indigenous peoples as well as personal and professional insights into the power and value of storytelling.

The fair will feature other new titles on a variety of subjects—the 1872 Modoc War; early 1900s polar explorer Ernest Leffingwell; the creation of the North Cascades National Park; the Northwest’s Chicanx history; a regional reporter’s memoirs; the hidden history of Puget Sound’s female Native founders; and the irrigation of Idaho’s Snake River plain.

Founded in 1928 and revitalized in the 1980s, WSU Press concentrates on telling unique, focused stories about the Northwest. For more information about the book fair, contact WSU Press at 509-335-7880 or 800-354-7360. Throughout the Holiday Book Fair week, December 4-8, 2017, sale prices will be valid for phone orders of all titles as well as online orders of the ten titles released since last year