PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Press will host its 12th annual Holiday Book Fair Wednesday (Dec. 10) on the WSU campus. The 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. event will be on the second floor of the Compton Union Building.

Two WSU Press authors will be available to sign copies of their books from noon to 2 p.m. at the CUB.  J. Kingston Pierce is the author of “Eccentric Seattle: Pillars and Pariahs Who Made the City Not Such a Boring Place After All,” an irreverent look at the trendy fads and devastating events that shaped the region, and an introduction to some of the Emerald City’s most notorious scoundrels and greatest benefactors. Jim Fredrickson, author of “Railscapes: A Northern Pacific Brasspounder’s Album,” will also attend. His book features his own photographs and recollections from more than six decades of railroading, including sections on train wrecks, premier passenger cars and the last of the steam engines.

WSU Press publishes scholarly books with a cultural or historical relationship to the Pacific Northwest.

The annual Holiday Book Fair is the only time each year that every WSU Press book is available to the local community at a discount of 20-50 percent.  New titles will be 30 percent off of list price. Patrons can also win free books, enjoy complimentary refreshments and receive free gift cards, postcards and bookmarks. For more information about the book fair, contact the WSU Press at (509) 335-3518.