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By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 26th, 2019

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project is excited to continue the urbanist journalism fellowship this fall with Greater Greater Washington!

By Chidinma Onuoha / On July 22nd, 2019

Once upon a time, I was sure that I wanted to be an editor. I always liked reading and polishing people’s stories. It felt right to shape up someone's work, to see its beginning and see it transform into a finished product. But, as any recent English...

On Interning at Island Press

By Simon Boes / On July 15th, 2019

My internship was a genuine peek into the meticulous field of publishing. I always had proper guidance and was never afraid to ask questions, which makes the office such a great place for learning.

By Jen Hawse / On October 16th, 2018

What’s your daily routine? You get up, get dressed, tend to the daily chores, and start your commute. If you’re a city driver you know that you have a slog ahead of you. It’s not something we look forward to, but it’s something we must do to get...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 13th, 2018

Last weekend, Island Press brought Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett, authors of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch...

On Interning at Island Press

By Leila Temizer / On September 4th, 2018

As I approached the end of my third year of college, I knew it was time to gain real experience in marketing and publicity. While searching for an internship, Island Press caught my eye because I have always had an interest in books and the environment....

By Julia Steffy / On August 29th, 2018

The graphic adaptation of Naturalist, renowned scientist E.O. Wilson’s autobiography, has been in the works a long time, long before my internship at Island Press. Stops and starts have kept the...

By Jennifer Squires / On August 13th, 2018

I am an indecisive person. I tried almost every sport, dance, and hobby as a child. I inevitably quit all of them—except for one. Books. I love reading, and I love writing. For a good part of my life, I knew I wanted to work in the publishing industry,...

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By Katharine Sucher / On February 14th, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun for Island Press authors to share the love. We asked a few authors to choose their favorite Island Press book—other than their own, of course—and explain what makes it so special. Check out their responses...

Great books to give this holiday season from Island Press

By Jason Leppig / On December 14th, 2017

This holiday season, consider the Icelandic tradition of gifting books. They don't go bad, are one-size-fits-all, and are...

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