Mad River Press (MRP) is a small publishing company, started in 1973 by
three biology professors at Humboldt State University who wished to make available
an inexpensive, but quality means of publication. On October 15, 1973, MRP received
its first check for our first book: How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus I: Macroscopic
Features the format of which was 8.5 X 11", typed instead of typeset, and
with a stapled binding.
Between 1973 and 1997, 42 books, 3 calendars,
and 1 child's coloring book have been published. 29 of these publications
are still available.
We operate on a small scale and keep overhead expenses
to a minimum so as to keep book prices as low as possible. As a publisher, we
provide the services of bookmaking, advertising and distribution.
The Mad River Press is owned by four individuals: