University of Montana Press

Who We Are & What We Do

We hope to inspire readers to engage with the intellectual and creative material we produce. The Latin etymological roots of the word publishing itself are publicare, to make public, and publicus, pertaining to the people. We bring new texts to readers to help expand knowledge, perspective, and thought. Publishing is never an act of solitude, but of connection, bringing people together to share stories and ideas.

If you would like to contribute to our mission, please reach out to Ashby Kinch, our Publishing Director, at to discuss donations. 

Keep an eye out for our upcoming projects, including an art book on photography and the nascent Book Arts Program here at UM. Check out the UM Book Arts Program tab for more information on the recent developments with the printing press's arrival. 

Happy reading!