The University Press Group (UPG) is jointly owned by the University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton and is responsible for the sales of their print books in the UK and Ireland, Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

​This website has information on the three presses and links to their sites. You can also download subject and seasonal catalogues, as well as lists of available titles. Please get in touch if you would like any more information, or if you would like to open an account.

Our Presses

University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers, committed to influencing public discourse and challenging the status quo. At a time of dramatic change for scholarship and publishing, we collaborate with faculty, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

Columbia University Press advances knowledge about our world through essential writing and research focusing on the global, the urban, and the contemporary. For more than 125 years, our widely reviewed and award-winning books have brought new ideas and foundational understanding to students, academics across different disciplines, policy makers, and general readers around the world. Through our publishing program, we embody our parent institution’s educational and research mission as well as its international reputation.

Princeton University Press brings scholarly ideas to the world. We publish peer-reviewed books that connect authors and readers across spheres of knowledge to advance and enrich the global conversation. We embrace the highest standards of scholarship, inclusivity, and diversity in our publishing. In keeping with Princeton University’s commitment to serve the nation and the world, we publish for scholars, students, and engaged readers everywhere.

New & Noteworthy

Sebastião Salgado at 80 – Guardian Article

Sebastião Salgado at 80 – Guardian Article

The legendary photojournalist looks back on a life committed to documenting people and the planet, and explains why nature became his focus - article in the Guardian, link below. In 2004 California University Press published his book of Sahel, The End of the Road,...

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As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West

As Gods Among Men: A History of the Rich in the West

‘Guido Alfani has, more than anyone, expanded our knowledge of inequality trends to encompass preindustrial times. In this masterly book, he offers an insightful long-run perspective and fascinating lessons for the future. A must-read!’—Thomas Piketty, author...

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Busting the Bankers’ Club

Busting the Bankers’ Club

"Gerald Epstein has done something that has needed doing since 2008 -- he has written a book that explains our complex, captured financial system to the lay reader. In simple, clear prose, he outlines why we are still fighting financial fires, and what we can do to...

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James Bond Will Return

James Bond Will Return

With a stellar lineup of authors offering sharp, original analysis of every James Bond film to date, this book delivers a fascinating retrospective of the 007 franchise at a critical moment in the extended life of the series.Christoph Lindner, editor of The James Bond...

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Vintage Crime

Vintage Crime

“This slim yet insightful and entertaining volume documents the many instances where wine drinkers did not get what they paid for, sometimes with deadly consequences.”—New York Times, Best Wine Books of 2023

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Seasonal Catalogues

Monthly Publications

Subject Catalogues

UPG Representation

In addition to selling the lists of our three presses, we represent the University of Chicago Press throughout continental Europe.

Please get in touch with us if you would like more information on their titles. You can download their latest catalogue from the link below:

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Meet the UPG team

Simon Gwynn

Simon Gwynn

Managing Director

Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell

UK Sales Manager

Peter Jacques

Peter Jacques

Sales Representative Europe

Akiko Iwamoto

Akiko Iwamoto

Sales Consultant Europe

Lois Edwards

Lois Edwards

Business Manager

Sallianne Tidd

Sallianne Tidd

Operations Manager

Jo Foss

Jo Foss

Marketing Administrator

Agents

Middle East and North Africa, Cyprus, Malta

Bill Kennedy
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E: avicennabk@gmail.com

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND & NORTHERN IRELAND

Robert Towers
E: rtowers16@gmail.com

SUB SAHARAN AFRICA (EXCEPT SOUTH AFRICA)

Kelvin Van Hasselt
E: kelvin@kvhbooks.co.uk

Distribution

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Distribution Centre
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Contact UPG

If you have any questions about any of our presses and titles, if you’d like to open an account or if you have an account and you’d like to discuss terms, then please get in touch using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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