For nearly six decades, the University of Massachusetts Press has been publishing highly readable books that reflect the vibrant and diverse intellectual life of our campuses, the Commonwealth, our region, and world. In 2017, we launched a new imprint, Bright Leaf, which publishes insightful and accessible books about New England.
Written for a popular audience, Bright Leaf titles tell stories—about New England’s history, culture, and environment, and about New Englanders themselves. Treating topics that range from the history of slavery and whaling to architecture, birding, and the natural world, Bright Leaf books entertain and inform. It comes as no surprise that these titles have received awards and garnered attention from major media outlets like the Boston Globe, The Portland Press Herald, Publishers Weekly, the New York Times, Book TV, NPR, VPR, and New England Public Radio.
We are excited to announce that UMass Press has received a generous gift from an anonymous alumni donor to help sustain regional publishing and keep our Bright Leaf books affordable. This gift will triple the impact of each individual contribution made by the end of 2020.
Here’s how it works with a two-to-one match: if you donate $1 to support our Regional Books Fund, this donor would add $2 to your gift. If you gave the Press $100, the donor would raise that by $200, so the Press would get $300. Any amount is eligible for the match.
These matching funds are only available to us through the end of the calendar year. Please donate now to help us continue publishing vital and entertaining books about New England.