Building Community during University Press Week


Welcome to University Press Week 2016! We’re so excited to participate again in this event that draws attention to the important work of nonprofit scholarly publishers. This year’s theme is “community,” so today we’re sharing some of the wonderful book displays we’ve set up at libraries and centers across Duke University and around Durham. If you’re in the area, stop by to peruse a book (or several) and pick up some free swag!

We partnered with several organizations at Duke’s John Hope Franklin Center to set up a display in their gallery. Thank you to the Africa Initiative, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Concilium on Southern Africa, Islamic Studies Center, Center for International & Global Studies, Middle East Studies Center, and Global Asia Initiative!

We also had a great time working with the Center for Multicultural Affairs, located in Duke’s Bryan Center:

Stop by the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, also located in the Bryan Center, to check out the display there:

Duke’s Music Library has a special selection of our music books on display:


And the Durham County Library has a display as well:

We also have a book display at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and you can find our books at Little Free Libraries around the city!

One of the highlights of University Press Week is the blog tour, in which presses and bookstores celebrate the work of university presses with fascinating and diverse posts, with a different theme each day. Today’s theme is “The People in Your Neighborhood.” Begin today at Northwestern University Press. Rutgers University celebrated their 250th anniversary, and Rutgers University Press played a large role in the festivities–replete with fun photos. Check out Fordham University Press for another interesting post. The University of Toronto Press publishing blog features their history editor, who recounts her experiences running lectures at a nearby Jewish Community Centre in Toronto on Why History Matters Today, which showcases a string of their higher education authors. Their sister blog, University of Toronto Press Journals, spotlights one of our journal editors and the work they are doing in their own communities related to the journal they are responsible for. Seminary Co-op Bookstores shares a curated book list of favorite University Press titles from Haun Saussy, University of Chicago faculty and Columbia University Press and Fordham University Press author. Athabasca University Press features members of their editorial committee. Be sure to return here tomorrow to continue the tour!


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