Textbook Alternatives

University & Scholarly Presses Search

This searches the sites listed in on this page, with the exception of Cambridge University Press, Rutgers University Press,  Boydell & Brewer, and Brook's Publishing which must be searched separately.

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University Presses and Scholarly Associations that Publish Texts

Another option, is to look for texts published by university presses or scholarly associations--these non-profits offer high quality, often at moderate prices.

Or, you can seek out small specialty publishers with expertise in specific fields. Texts from these "niche" publishers can be both high quality and reasonably priced (see examples among the Texty award winners at right).

Specialty Publishers

Texty Textbook Excellence Award Winners

Some texts from specialty publishers have won awards!

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