Ooligan Press

Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.

  • OpenBook

    Ooligan Press is proud to present its line of books devoted to sustainability in publishing—the OpenBook Series. Ooligan believes it is important to remain conscious of the natural resources that make publishing possible and is committed to leading the industry in producing green books made through sustainable printing practices.

    The goal of the OpenBook Series is to print responsibly and transparently. Sustainable publishing begins with accountability, and to ensure accountability, each OpenBook title is further accompanied by an environmental audit that outlines specific printing decisions and their measurable environmental impact. Because we record each choice made during the production process, Ooligan Press is able to track the outcome of our own decisions as well as offer sustainability education to others seeking similar green publishing options.

    Ooligan Press launched the OpenBook Series in September 2009 with the release of Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution, a booklet about sustainable publishing practices resulting from collaboration among Ooligan students, the Green Press Initiative, and sustainable publishing professionals. To help reach their goal of publishing at least two books each year with more sustainable practices, Ooligan Press also created the Offset Fund. The Offset Fund is a non-profit organization that accepts donations which allow Ooligan to accommodate the higher cost of producing a book using sustainable green printing methods instead of traditional printing practices.


    Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity

    “With marriage in the spotlight . . . who falls through the cracks?” Ariel Gore participates in a marriage equality demonstration as she struggles for footing in her divorce. Trish Bendix receives a painful reminder that legal recognition of gay marriage is only one step toward societal recognition of her own marriage. Emanuel Xavier pays . . . Read more »

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    The Wax Bullet War

    The day after September 11, 2001, Sean Davis—18 months out of uniform—strode into the Oregon National Guard’s recruiting office and reenlisted. An art school dropout slogging through the day-to-day monotony of a dead-end job, the attacks of 9/11 gave him a new sense of purpose and direction as a staff sergeant in Bravo Company. But . . . Read more »

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    Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution

    Ooligan Press is committed to leading the industry in sustainable publishing. Rethinking Paper & Ink, part of Ooligan’s OpenBook Series, offers an in-depth, critical examination of the current book publishing industry and discusses ways to achieve more sustainable practices during acquisitions, editing, design, printing, marketing, promotion, and distribution. Dedicated to transparency, accountability, and responsibility, each . . . Read more »

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    Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers

    Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers is a resource guide for educators using publishing as an educational tool. Contents include real-life examples of classroom publishing projects, background on the publishing process, and a resource guide with information from project planning to eco-friendly publishing options. This totally revised second edition shows teachers how to combine new . . . Read more »

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    Cataclysms on the Columbia

    Cataclysms on the Columbia tells two stories. One follows geological research that challenged the scientific paradigm of the early 20th century, and the other chronicles the results of that research: the discovery of powerful prehistoric floods that shaped the Pacific Northwest. The last Ice Age left scabland buttes, dry falls, and old river channels in . . . Read more »

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