Step Up to the Plate benefitting UT Press

Step Up to the Plate with the Texas Playboys

We are delighted to be partnering with the Texas Playboys Baseball Club for a day out at the ball park benefitting the publishing program at UT Press. Join us on Saturday, September 9, at The Long Time in Austin for a full day of baseball and books! Astros and Asterisks editor Jonathan Silverman will be there signing copies of his book and chatting with baseball fans and we’ll have plenty of other home run books on sale at the ballpark at a great discount!

Please consider donating $10 or more to UT Press at By doing so, you’ll also be automatically entered into the game day raffle, which includes tons of cool stuff from the Press, the game’s sponsors, and friends. Though you don’t have to be present to win, we hope you’ll join us at the game on SEPTEMBER 9—gates open at 11, game starts at 3 pm!

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As a mission-driven, not-for-profit publisher, the University of Texas Press depends on the generosity of people who share our passion for groundbreaking scholarly work and illuminating general interest books. Over nearly seventy-five years, some of our most ambitious undertakings—from new book series like The Texas Bookshelf to beautifully produced books on the visual arts—have been made possible by enthusiastic supporters. We are so grateful for that support.

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Featured UT Press Books

Pastures of the Empty Page

Fellow Writers on the Life and Legacy of Larry McMurtry

George Getschow

Astros and Asterisks

Houston's Sign-Stealing Scandal Explained

Jonathan Silverman

Quantum Criminals

Ramblers, Wild Gamblers, and Other Sole Survivors from the Songs of Steely Dan

Alex Pappademas, Joan LeMay

The Thirty-first of March

An Intimate Portrait of Lyndon Johnson

Horace Busby

Pitching Democracy

Baseball and Politics in the Dominican Republic

April Yoder

Texas Lithographs

A Century of History in Images

Ron Tyler

The Olympics that Never Happened

Denver '76 and the Politics of Growth

Adam Berg

Sharpening the Legal Mind

How to Think Like a Lawyer

William Powers, John Deigh

Maybe We'll Make It

A Memoir

Margo Price

Black Country Music

Listening for Revolutions

Francesca T. Royster

I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive

On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton

Lynn Melnick

Plagues and Pencils

A Year of Pandemic Sketches

Edward Carey, Max Porter

Hope and Hard Truth

A Life in Texas Politics

Mary Beth Rogers

The One Ann Only

Wit and Wisdom from Texas Governor Ann Richards

Ann Richards Legacy Project

More City than Water

A Houston Flood Atlas

Lacy M. Johnson, Cheryl Beckett

Last Gangster in Austin

Frank Smith, Ronnie Earle, and the End of a Junkyard Mafia

Jesse Sublett

John Prine

In Spite of Himself

Eddie Huffman

Roller Derby

The History of an American Sport

Michella M. Marino

A Good Long Drive

Fifty Years of Texas Country Reporter

Bob Phillips

The Sports Revolution

How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics

Frank Andre Guridy

Miró Rivera Architects

Building a New Arcadia

Juan Miró, Miguel Rivera


Nature, Place, Craft & Restraint

Lake|Flato Architects

Friday Night Lives

Photos from the Town, the Team, and After

Robert Clark, Hanif Abdurraqib

My Mexico

A Culinary Odyssey with Recipes

Diana Kennedy

Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back

Dilemmas of the Modern Fan

Jessica Luther, Kavitha Davidson

Texas Place Names

Edward Callary, Jean K. Callary

The Swimming Holes of Texas

Julie Wernersbach, Carolyn Tracy

All I Ever Wanted

A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir

Kathy Valentine

Big Wonderful Thing

A History of Texas

Stephen Harrigan

Revenge of the She-Punks

A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot

Vivien Goldman

Go Ahead in the Rain

Notes to A Tribe Called Quest

Hanif Abdurraqib

The Tacos of Texas

Mando Rayo, Jarod Neece

How to Be a Texan

The Manual

Andrea Valdez, Abi Daniel