PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Press will host its 11th annual Holiday Book Fair 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, on the second floor of the Compton Union Building.

In 2003 the WSU Press will mark its 75th anniversary. At 12:30 p.m., Sally Savage, vice president for university relations, will give a special commemoration in honor of the anniversary.

Three WSU Press authors will be available to sign copies of their books from noon to 2 p.m. at the CUB. The first, George Bedirian, uses more than 100 fine duotone images to provide a sensitive portrayal of the unique natural and cultural landscapes of the Palouse hills of southeast Washington and neighboring Idaho in his book, “Palouse Country.”

Wayne MacGregor, Jr., the author of the newest release from WSU Press, “Through These Portals: A Pacific War Saga,” will also attend. His memoir describes the dire Depression years in Spokane, and provides an infantryman’s account of war at its worst and individual soldiers at their best.

The third author is Martin Plamondon, whose “Lewis and Clark Trail Maps” series is a top seller for WSU Press.

This is a once-a-year opportunity for the WSU community to receive a 20-50 percent discount on all WSU Press books. Patrons can also win free books, savor complimentary refreshments and receive free gift cards and bookmarks. The Bookie will share in the celebration with discounts on WSU Press books all day and a book signing by MacGregor from 4:30-5 p.m.

For more information about the book fair, contact the WSU Press at (509) 335-3518.