ESA Books

The Entomological Society of America publishes books in three categories. The Thomas Say series includes monographs, proceedings, and memoirs covering the breadth of entomology. Handbooks are practical guides to dealing with common insect pests. Certification books are training manuals that prepare individuals for ESA’s certification programs.

ESA members will have free access to more than 160 e-books via the BioOne platform beginning in January 2024. This includes all of the below series except for IPM for the Urban Professional, plus the Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America and numerous one-off titles.


The Thomas Say Book Series


Certification Books



Information for Contributors
Authors interested in submitting a book proposal should contact for more information. Proposals to the Thomas Say book series should use this proposal form. Book proposals will be evaluated by the Books editor-in-chief and Books Editorial Board. A limited amount of funding is available for Thomas Say monographs. Authors or editors of Thomas Say  proceedings and memoirs will need to provide funding.

eBook Subscriptions
Quotes for library subscriptions may be obtained online, or by contacting Christine Orr, BioOne Director of Sales & Community Outreach, Members receive free online access to ebooks as part of their membership.

Print Book Orders
All titles purchased from ESA should be ordered via the ESA bookstore. ESA's insect pest Handbooks published between 1999 and 2013 should be ordered through the American Phytopathological Society using the links on the Handbooks page. Orders can take up to 3 weeks to be received for domestic orders and considerably longer for overseas orders.

Books Editor-in-Chief:
Daniel Whitmore
Entomology, Diptera
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
Rosenstein 1
70191 Stuttgart
T +49 (0) 711 89 36 - 215

Editorial Board:
Please click here to view the Books Editorial Board.