University Press of Mississippi

University Press of Mississippi tells stories of scholarly and social importance that impact our state, region, nation, and world. We are committed to equality, inclusivity, and diversity. Working at the forefront of publishing and cultural trends, we publish books that enhance and extend the reputation of our state and its universities.

UPM publishes books that interpret the South and its culture to the nation and the world, scholarly books of the highest distinction, and books vital to readers in African American studies, Caribbean studies, comics studies, film and media studies, folklore, history, literary studies, music, and popular culture. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than 85 new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 2,000 titles and distributed more than 3,100,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. UPM is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.

50th Anniversary Sale

30% and free freight on domestic website orders now through May 31

Several events we had planned to celebrate our 50th anniversary will have to be postponed or cancelled in order to ensure the safety of our staff and community during COVID-19. We know you know that feeling. We’re thinking a good read might be a perfect celebration right now. At, and your favorite independent bookstore's website there's much to explore. Many stores are offering curbside and delivery specials. Of course, you may not be able to travel at all. So we're starting our 50th anniversary website sale early and doing something we've never done before—we're offering 30% off our ENTIRE website. On top of that, domestic shipping is free with no minimum purchase required. Well... you’ll have to buy at least one book. This is for website orders only and cannot be combined with any other offer. May is our 50th anniversary month, so the sale runs through May 31, and it applies to the scholarly conferences that we had to miss, too. Please, everyone, stay safe and well! #ReadUP