Mainieri Takes Part in 'Buy a Book' Campaign

by Bill Franques
Mainieri Takes Part in 'Buy a Book' Campaign

BATON ROUGE — LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri encourages all Fighting Tiger fans to support LSU Press during its current “Buy A Book” campaign.

LSU Press, which has published a wide range of significant titles for 75 years, has undertaken an initiative to compensate for funding reductions to higher education. The goal is to sell 10,000 books by June 1.

More information about the campaign may be found at this link:

“LSU Press has been a vital part of our university for 75 years, and I fully endorse its efforts to continue its publishing at the highest level,” Mainieri said. “I encourage everyone who loves LSU and loves books to support this campaign.”

LSU Press has several LSU sports books in its catalog, including:

Call Me Coach by Paul Dietzel
The Fighting Tigers by Scott Rabelais
Shooting the Pistol by Danny Brown
Mike the Tiger by David G. Baker and W. Sheldon Bivin

LSU Press is offering a special 35% discount on orders via its website. Visit and use the discount code 04ANNIVER when checking out.  Over 1500 titles are available and many of the books are priced at less than $20.

Titles available include literary fiction, riveting non-fiction, award-winning poetry, essential history, beautiful photography and the best in southern literary studies.

“The mission of LSU Press is to publish books that make a difference for us and for future generations,” Mainieri said, “and I think it’s important that we do everything we can to sustain that mission.”