Seminary Co-op Offsets

A partnership between Northwestern University Press and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Seminary Co-op Offsets is a showcase for outstanding work in literature and the humanities, focusing on new translations, lost classics, out-of-print gems, and works highlighting the rich literary history of the South Side of Chicago.

The partnership combines NUP’s focused editorial and design vision with the Co-op’s expansive relationships with readers and deep knowledge of publishing history. The resulting eclectic range of titles will challenge and delight the serious general reader who deeply values the spirit of intellectual discovery and commitment to the cultural value of the book that define both institutions.

The imprint is actively soliciting submissions bringing new focus to misplaced works, and is particularly interested in titles that highlight the vibrant cultural history of Chicago. Proposals can be sent to