BLOG POST: Yale University Press, Bookshop of the month
A Little History of Yale University Press London
Yale University Press, founded in Connecticut in 1908, first established a marketing base in London in 1961, before going on to publish its own list of titles, alongside the books produced by its US head office, in 1973. Yale now has a unique position as the only American university press with a full-scale publishing operation in Europe
Red Lion Books is thrilled to be chosen as their bookshop of the month!
Working closely with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the London office of Yale University Press quickly forged a pre-eminent reputation for art history and architecture publishing in the 1970s and early 1980s. Since then their list has expanded to include history, biography, politics, music, religion, literature and current affairs, with books that have won many of the leading British literary prizes. These awards include the National Book Award, the Warwick Prize for Writing, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Wolfson History Prize and the Longman-History Today award.
Yale University Press • Mission
By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University. The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. In its commitment to increasing the range and vigor of intellectual pursuits within the university and elsewhere, Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university publishing at its best.