MSU Press Gift Guide 2023

Use code MSUP23 for an additional 20% off through December 31, 2023.

Award-Winning Poetry

Wheelbarrow Books, established in 2016, is an imprint of the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University, published and distributed by MSU Press. You can learn more about Spit, Landlocked, or Ice Hours by visiting Wheelbarrow Winners

Popular Michigan Coffee Table Books

Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive

The against-all-odds story of a World War II–era steam locomotive and the determination of two generations of volunteers to keep it running comes alive in Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive.

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Pewabic Pottery: The American Arts & Crafts Movement Expressed in Clay

“Thomas W. Brunk has written the definitive history of Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery. A meticulous researcher, he carefully reconstructs the chronological narrative by mining previously unavailable documents, including glaze notebooks, daybooks, and letters.”

—SUSAN J. BANDES, professor of art history and museum studies, Michigan State University, and author of Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie

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Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie

“Bandes has compiled a richly illustrated compendium of modern architecture in the Lansing/East Lansing area—including designs never built, low-cost cooperatives, homes, a grocery store, and Lansing City Hall. By sharing the human stories behind the buildings, from architects and clients to church committees, she also provides a valuable illustration of the way modern design concepts and materials of the post–World War II era spread from national architects and early adopters to such mundane aspects of everyday life as Dawn Donuts.“
SANDRA SAGESER CLARK, director, Michigan Historical Center

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Michigan State University Collection

Read about the evolution of Michigan State University from Michigan Agricultural College, to Michigan State College to the major research institution it is known as today.

Michigan Agricultural College
The Evolution of a Land-Grant Philosophy 1855–1925

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Michigan State College
John Hannah and the Creation of a World University, 1926–1969

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Michigan State University
The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium, 1970–005

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Michigan Books

Michigan stories have often been the focus of MSU Press, from books that brought long-forgotten stories into the present to modern explorations of the depths of the Great Lakes.

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