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About Us

Founded in 1905, Princeton University Press is a nonprofit publisher with close connections to Princeton University. The Press brings influential voices and ideas to the world stage through their academic scholarship, advancing the frontiers of scholarly knowledge and promoting the human conversation.

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History of the Press
History of the Press

Founded in 1905 by Princeton alumnus Whitney Darrow, Princeton University Press had its start as Princeton Alumni Press, a small printing operation serving the University, publishing the Princeton Alumni Weekly in a rented office above a drugstore on Nassau Street in Princeton, New Jersey.


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Lifecycle of a Book

While it can take mere months to many years, each book that the Press publishes follows a similar path to publication, whether it is a small scholarly monograph or a trade book. The peer review process is at the heart of all of the books that we publish, ensuring academic integrity, but a number of other stops along the path ensure coherent planning throughout the book’s life. 

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