Founded in 1935, LSU Press quickly established itself as one of the nation’s outstanding scholarly presses and continues to garner national and international accolades, including four Pulitzer Prizes. For over 80 years, LSU Press has published significant works of scholarship and preserved Louisiana's history and culture. Over half of the books we have published remain in print around the world. LSU Press is a nonprofit book publisher dedicated to the publication of scholarly, general interest, and regional books.
An integral part of LSU, the Press shares the university’s goal of the dissemination of knowledge and culture. LSU Press is one of the oldest presses in the South and among the outstanding publishers of scholarly books in the country. It holds membership in the Association of American University Presses, the largest organization of scholarly publishers in the world.LSU Press performs a service of inestimable value to the scholarly community as well as to the broader world of our state and even to society itself. LSU Press publishes works of scholarly, intellectual, or creative merit and exists to disseminate knowledge. Publications must undergo rigorous assessment by outside scholars and receive the favorable recommendation of the University Press Committee, a group of distinguished faculty.
By attracting outstanding authors and publishing outstanding books we ensure LSU’s significant contribution to the world of scholarly endeavor. Additionally, as the largest publisher in Louisiana, we take seriously our mission to promote the achievements of our state and region and educate readers about its history.