da Universidade de São Paulo
Edusp – Editora da Universidade de São Paulo – is
the biggest Brazilian university press. Since the creation of its own Editorial Department, in 1988, Edusp has published more than a thousand and three hundred titles and has won numerous awards.
Edusp has always been concerned
about publishing works of recognized experts of each knowledge
area. Although Edusp gives special attention to the results
of the intellectual work of the university, taken as reference
in the whole country, it doesn’t forget the great works,
classical or contemporary, of universal culture, which are
published in excellent translations and in critical editions.
In the catalogue of Edusp, you will find works of the most
important philosophers and also the most recent scientific
theories; besides, there are works by and about some of
the most relevant Brazilian artists: writers, painters,
engravers, composers, architects.
In the past decade Edusp has also developed an outstanding
graphic design for its books, establishing a new standard
that motivated a revolution in the Brazilian academic publishing
A big part of the titles published by Edusp are distributed
among the series and collections that have been created
in its recent history, which were conceived and are always
being improved to better serve the academic public – students,
professors, researchers –, even though a lot of books can
also reach a wider number of readers outside of the university.
For instance, Didática [Didactic Collection] is composed
of titles written by university professors and is used as
textbooks of biology, geography, literature and history
in several Brazilian high schools. History of Brazil, by
Boris Fausto, the most successful of these books, is in
its twelfth edition and is being translated to Italian and
Another series, Acadêmica [Academic Series] began
in 1994 with an open contest to motivate new authors: all
the teachers of the university had the chance to present
projects in their respective areas. The chosen works were
published and are now reference at different courses in
a lot of Brazilian universities. After the initial contest
many other titles were selected and the series has now about
These are only some examples: in this website it’s possible
to know all the books published by Edusp still in print.
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