Combined Academic represents North American University Press titles in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and now also the Asia Pacific region. Currently we are proud to work with 15 different University Presses.

This blog is about the power of books.

Better than anyone, we think writers understand books’ potential, and how books, as cauldrons for ideas, can change us, and our perspective on the world. At bookscombined.com we’re asking authors to write about the books that have had a significant impact on their lives – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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The image above is by Sonny Abesamis. It features “Language of the Birds”, a permanent installation by San Francisco artists Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn.

The image of a woman reading  on the subway used in the header of the blog is by Mo Riza. 


  1. Karen Argent


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    I am the Project Director of a new not for profit initiative ‘ The Letterpress Project ‘ which is all about championing the printed book – please take a few minutes to browse our website which we think you will find a pleasurable experience and share with others.


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    Best wishes

    Karen Argent


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