PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Press will host its seventh annual Holiday Book Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the CUB on the WSU campus.
WSU authors on hand to sign copies of their books will be Charles Pezeshki, “Wild to the Last: Environmental Conflict in the Clearwater Country”; George Frykman, “Seattle’s Historian and Promoter, Edmond Meany”; and Paul Hirt, editor of “Terra Pacifica: People and Places in the Northwest States and Western Canada.”
Pezeshki is a mechanical engineering professor at WSU and director of the Clearwater Biodiversity Project in Troy, Idaho. Frykman taught history at WSU for 37 years before retiring in 1987, and was the university’s centennial historian. Hirt, a member of the WSU history faculty, is a specialist on the American West, the Pacific Northwest and the environment.
All WSU Press books, including the press’ popular Washington cookbook, “Wandering and Feasting,” will be discounted at least 20 percent.
Among the press’ newest releases is “Almost a Hero: The Voyages of John Meares” by J. Richard Nokes, which chronicles the adventures of the 18th century explorer who sailed to China, Hawaii and the Northwest coast.
In another recent release, “Edge of Tomorrow: An Arctic Year,” author Sam Wright records seasonal changes in nature and himself as he and his wife live for a year in the Alaska wilderness.
Other new and recent titles include “Fraser Gold 1858: The Founding of British Columbia” by Netta Sterne, and “Faith of Fools: A Journal of the Klondike Gold Rush” by Lee Laney.
The book fair will also feature holiday refreshments, free mailing of gift books, free books with every purchase of $30 or more, and drawings for free books. For more information about the fair, contact WSU Press at 509/335-3518.

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