About MUP

Who are we?

With an international reputation in scholarly publishing, MUP has delivered decades of bold publishing bringing transformative ideas and original voices to a global audience. We launched MUP trade books in 2020 taking our agenda setting and provocative books to the general reader.

Our philosophy

Written for the general reader


Topical and relevant

Media coverage and reviews

Written by expert authors and rigorous thinkers, our books nurture powerful narratives, immersive histories, and intimate biographies. Accessible, but in-depth we pay attention to narrative, tone and voice ensuring our trade books are compelling to the general reader.

All our books are peer-reviewed at various stages by experts in the field, so you can trust that the content is original and factually correct. 

Our carefully curated list embraces a range of subjects, from hidden histories to urgent reportage, economics to complex social issues, to cutting edge politics and international affairs that make our readers think differently about the world.

Our trade titles are regularly and positively reviewed across media outlets including Financial Times, TLS, Irish Literary Supplement, Glamour Magazine and feature on numerous ‘best books’ lists.

View our new bookshop booklet (March 2022)
View our latest trade catalogue (Autumn / Winter 2022)

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Sign up to our tailored bookshop newsletter, and receive regular updates about our new trade titles, our books in the press, and campaigns and events we’re looking to collaborate with booksellers on.

What we won’t do:

  1. Spam – We’ll send you two e-newsletters a month and our seasonal trade catalogues.
  2. Hard sell – It’s your decision which titles are right for your brand and customer base.
  3. Send irrelevant content – Only titles affordable and accessible for the everyday reader.

If you’re interested in receiving these updates, or collaborating on an event or author signing, please contact Becca Parkinson (Marketing Coordinator): [email protected]

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