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Supporting Columbia University Press

We believe that university press books—today more than ever—are essential contributions to the public discourse. Columbia University Press publishes books that are the building blocks of knowledge, effect real change, and reflect the next generation of ideas. Our distinguished authors—both up-and-coming and senior scholars—are the best in their fields. Most of our books, which receive accolades from academic communities within and outside Columbia University, as well as from the general public, are specialized and cost more to publish than their sales will support; that is why commercial publishers will not publish them. Philanthropic funds, including gifts from individuals and foundations, are critically needed to invest in the future of our exceptional publications and expand our digital initiatives.


Columbia University Press is a premier scholarly publisher that advances Columbia University’s global mission through the publication, translation, and distribution of books in an array of disciplines and professional programs on subjects of worldwide significance. The Press’s publishing programs also reflect the importance of its location in New York City. Columbia University Press is the fourth-oldest and sixth-largest university press in the nation.

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  • 180 new books published per year
  • 298 awards since 2010
  • 9 Nobel Prize winning authors
  • 25 percent of CUP books are authored by Columbia University faculty
  • 198 confirmed author events for year 2016

We cordially invite you to join as an inaugural member at the Investor ($5,000)Patron ($2,500) or Sponsor ($1,000) level. Your tax-deductible gift will enable Columbia University Press to publish original research and ideas by scholars and public intellectuals, including first-time authors.

Thank you for your support

Columbia University Press receives ongoing support from a number of organizations and private donors. Our generous donors give life to pathbreaking, influential, and enduring scholarship.

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact the Development and Grants Manager, Suela Thomas, st3031@columbia.edu.


Annual Event

From left to right: Bruce C. Greenwald (author), Jane Gaines (Faculty Publication Committee Chair), Joseph E. Stiglitz (author), Jennifer Crewe (Associate Provost and Director of CUP), Myles Thompson (Publisher, Columbia Business School Publishing), and John Coatsworth (Provost)

The second-annual Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award was awarded to Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald for their book Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress.

Honorable mentions were given to Étienne Balibar for his book Violence and Civility: On the Limits of Political Philosophy and Gil Anidjar for Blood: A Critique of Christianity.

Benefits of Giving

  • Invitations to CUP events
  • 40 percent book discounts
  • Newsletter and book events
  • Name recognition in CUP books