Student Resources

The MS in Publishing Program is housed in the Center for Literary Publishing, a modern facility located on the third floor of the University Center. It contains faculty offices, the SymplokÄ“ Library for Critical Theory, Press Archives, the American Book Review Library, and our Design Lab where all of our Mac computers are equipped with Adobe Creative Suite and other current software. Students also have complete access to our laser and large format printers, copiers, and scanners.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Publishing Program online are required to purchase the current version of Adobe Creative Suite. A reliable, high-speed internet connection is a necessity. Macs and e-readers are highly recommended, but not mandatory. Educational discounts are available.

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There are a few books you'll want in your personal library when you enter the Publishing Program.

  • Blumenthal, Joseph. The Printed Book in America (1989)
  • Bowers, Fredson. Principles of Bibliographical Description (1994)
  • Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style (2004)
  • Burke, Clifford. Printing Poetry (1980)
  • Carter, John. ABC for Book Collectors (2004)
  • Carter, Harry. A View of Early Typography (2002)
  • Castleman, Riva. A Century of Artists' Books (1994)
  • Cave, Roderick. The Private Press (1983)
  • Chappell, Warren. A Short History of the Printed Word (1999)
  • Clay, Steve and Jerome Rothenberg (eds.). A Book of the Book (1999)
  • Davis, Kenneth C. Two-Bit Culture: The Paperbacking of America (1984)
  • Drew, Ned & Paul Sternberger. By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design (2005)
  • Drucker, Johanna. Alphabetic Labyrinth (1999)
  • Drucker, Johanna. The Century of Artists’ Books (2004)
  • Drucker, Johanna & Emily McVarish. Graphic Design History (2008)
  • Eisenstein, Elizabeth. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe. (1983) A one volume abridgement of Eisenstein's two-volume The Printing Press as an Agent of Change (1979)
  • Febvre, Lucien and Henri-Jean Martin. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800 (1976)
  • Franklin, Collin. The Private Press (1969)
  • Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. The Encyclopedia of the Book (1996)
  • Greco, Albert. The Book Publishing Industry (2005)
  • Gross, Gerald (ed.). Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do (1994)
  • Hayles, Katherine. Electronic Literature (2008)
  • Manguel, Alberto. A History of Reading (1997)
  • Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media (2002)
  • Martin, Henri-Jean. History and Power of Writing (1994)
  • McGann, Jerome. The Textual Condition (1991)
  • McGrew, Mac. American Metal Typefaces of the 20th Century (1996)
  • McKerrow, Ronald B. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students (1951)
  • McLuhan, Marshall. The Guttenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1965)
  • McLuhan, Marshall. The Medium is the Message (1967)
  • Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo. Vision in Motion (1947)
  • Shillingsburg, Peter. From Gutenberg to Google (2006)
  • Updike, Daniel Berkeley. Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use (1980)