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Rochester History journal re-launch

Rochester History is a scholarly journal that provides informative and entertaining articles about the history and culture of Rochester, Monroe County, and the Genesee Valley. Former City Historian Blake McKelvey published the first quarterly issue in January 1939 with the goal of expanding the knowledge of local history.

Starting in 2023, RIT Press is partnering with the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County and the RIT History department to publish Rochester History.

The re-launch of the journal will be celebrated at a conference, Rochester and the Mid-Sized American City in the 21st Century: A Conference and Conversation. The program includes several panels, a walking tour, a plenary discussion, and a conversation between the Hon. William A. Johnson Jr., former City of Rochester mayor, and the Hon. Malik Evans, current mayor, moderated by Erica Bryant, Associate Director of Writing at the Vera Institute for Justice and former Democrat and Chronicle columnist.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 9:30 am – 6:45 pm
Location: Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY

Registration is free.

RIT Press Celebrates 20 Years

RIT Press turns 20 this year, and the future is bright for the scholarly book publisher at Rochester Institute of Technology. Expanded partnerships and community-related projects give RIT Press new momentum as it enters its third decade.

Through the end of 2021, use coupon code 20YEARS to save 20% off your order. (Discount does not apply to Savage Impressions.)

Learn more at the RIT News website:

Call for manuscripts and proposals: Craft for Social Change

Call for manuscripts and proposals: CRAFT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE, a new chapbook series with RIT Press.

Craft for Social Change spotlights original scholarship about how craft objects are created and deployed to enact social reform and express dissent to the reigning political order and social status quo. The series generously defines and enthusiastically embraces a big-tent approach to craft by medium, historical era, technical approach, level of expertise and geographic location of the craftwork. The series welcomes submissions from interested scholars, curators, makers and activists.

Series Editor Hinda Mandell, Ph.D., is associate professor in the School of Communication at RIT. Contact:

HAYDN Journal

RIT Press and the Haydn Society of North America concluded ten years of partnership by publishing the 19th issue of its web-based journal, HAYDN.

"This has been a unique and enlightening partnership as we conclude ten years of successful publication of the Journal. We appreciate the willingness of RIT Press to work with HSNA to produce beautiful and useful presentation of our research."
—Nancy November, Ph.D., President, Haydn Society of North America (HSNA)

To learn more about the future of the journal, visit the website of The Haydn Society of North America (HSNA)

Wallace Library Construction

Construction on Wallace Library began in Summer 2021 and is expected to last about two years. 

During this time, RIT Press staff will primarily be working remotely and will be available via email. 

We will continue to accept orders through our website, and orders will ship within one to three business days. RIT customers may select in-store pickup as a shipping option and email us for interoffice mail delivery at no charge. We will not be able to accomodate walk-in customers at this time.

Please email or submit a request through our contact form with any questions. 

2020 Annual Report

Read our 2020 Annual Report for highlights of our year. Download the PDF here

Holiday Closing

Our 2020 holiday ordering deadline is Thursday, December 17. Place your order by this date to have it shipped before the holidays. Orders placed after the 17th will ship in January 2021. 

RIT Press will be closed in accordance with RIT's institute holiday December 22 through January 1.

RIT Press Online Holiday Sale

The 2020 RIT Press Holiday Sale launches at 12pm EST December 3!

We will be offering books from our catalog at special prices, as well as some themed gift sets. With our dedication to high standards in content quality, publication design, and print production, our books make treasured gifts for friends, family, and colleagues.

In addition, we will be offering some rare and vintage gift books: excellent finds from the Limited Editions Club and Peter Pauper Press. Don't miss this rare opportunity.

Quantities are limited. Sale begins 12pm EST on Thursday December 3. Extended through 9pm EST on Tuesday, December 8. Click here to shop sale items.

Coronavirus Update

The RIT campus is open for spring semester. RIT Press staff is mostly working remotely.

We continue to accept orders through our website, though outgoing orders may be delayed. RIT customers may select in-store pickup as a shipping option and email us for interoffice mail delivery. Please email or submit a request through our contact form with any questions. 

We will continue to update this webpage as plans evolve. For more information about RIT's reopening, visit; for more information from RIT Libraries, visit

Spring 2020 Catalog

The Spring 2020 RIT Press catalog is available now. Click here to view the PDF.