The APS Press

The American Philosophical Society is the oldest continuously running scholarly press in the nation and publishes books and articles from all fields of study.

The American Philosophical Society first began publishing manuscripts in 1771 and has since held firm to Benjamin Franklin’s mission to promote useful knowledge. The APS has a rich backlist of more than 1,000 books, including many landmark works. The APS also publishes two distinguished journals, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society and Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.