PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU Press is hosting their twenty-sixth annual holiday book fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Terrell Library Atrium.
The fair highlights books published throughout the year and is open to everyone. Festivities include 20-50 percent discounts on all titles, drawings for free books, and complimentary refreshments.
Author and University of Idaho professor Rodney Frey will 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 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. Holiday Book Fair sale prices will extend through Dec. 8 for phone orders of all titles, as well as online orders of the ten titles released since last year.