All titles for Hastings College Press are produced by students in classes and internships at Hastings College. Students have the opportunity to learn about all stages of book publishing, from acquisitions to binding and distribution.

Our mission is to encourage regional study in the United States while providing training and professional internship opportunities for Hastings College students who are interested in publishing as a profession.

Student Opportunities

ENGL 234 Book Production

Want to see what this publishing thing is all about? Try our 2-credit class ENGL 234 Book Production, which is offered every year and is a great introduction to publishing. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental skills of typesetting, page layout, and proofreading. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with Bertie, our trusty book-binding machine.


Interested in an internship with HC Press? Interns assist the director in answering daily queries about the press and managing inventory but also have the opportunity to customize their internship experience. Students may focus on copy editing, book design, cover design, and marketing. For more, contact the director using the information below.


For information on the Hastings College Press, contact the director, Dr. Patricia Oman, at