Booktimist is the official blog for West Virginia University Pressthe only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, we publish books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. Our Vandalia imprint publishes works of fiction and creative nonfiction.