Founded in 1974, Texas A&M University Press is the book publishing arm of one of the nation’s leading research and land grant institutions. Throughout its history, the Press has enjoyed strong support from the University and the entire Texas A&M community, and that support has been essential to the Press’s growth and success.

Texas A&M University Press has won more than 500 book awards, including major scholarly awards in all fields in which we publish; all major Texas book awards; and nationally prestigious awards from Garden Writers Association, National Outdoor Book Awards, American Library Association Best of the Best, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Book Foundation, Western Writers of America, PEN American Center, Army Historical Foundation, and many others.


Tom Lea Press logo
The original Press logo was designed by Tom Lea in 1974, and reflects the environmental elements associated with a land and sea grant institution.

Our mission is to be the preeminent academic press in selected fields by publishing high quality books and other works that educate readers and advance knowledge in the most technologically and fiscally responsible way possible, while enhancing the stature and reflecting the mission and growth of Texas A&M.


What We Publish

Texas A&M University Press publishes fifty to sixty new titles a year, and they include both works of science and scholarship and books that educate and entertain the general reader. All books are published simultaneously in print and ebook editions and sold all over the world.

The Press’s publishing program spans a range of fields:

  • Texas history, art, and culture
  • American history (Western, military, environmental, ethnic, women’s, and political history)
  • Borderlands, Mexican American, and immigration studies
  • Natural history, natural resource science, agriculture, and the environment
  • Archaeology, nautical archaeology, and physical anthropology
  • Sports and sports history
  • Consumer health and veterinary medicine
  • Digital humanities

Additionally, through the Texas Book Consortium, the Press markets and distributes titles published by eight other publishers in the region: TCU Press, the University of North Texas Press, Texas State Historical Association Press, Texas Review Press at Sam Houston State University, State House Press, Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Winedale Publishing, and Shearer Publishing.

Both the Press’s own inventory and distributed books from the Consortium members are housed in the John H. Lindsey Building on the Texas A&M campus, which also provides office and meeting space for the Press’s staff of twenty-three employees and is the home of the Frank H. Wardlaw Collection of Texas Art.