University Press Week: Share the #NextUP bookseller love!

Happy University Press Week! Help us celebrate university presses November 14-18. Since 2012, members of the Association of University Presses have participated in an annual celebration of University Presses. Following the example of the first University Press week, proclaimed by US President Jimmy Carter in the summer of 1978, this event recognizes the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us.

This year’s theme for UP Week is “Next UP.” This is meant to highlight the dedicated work performed by those in the university press community to seek out, engage, advance, and promote the latest scholarship, ideas, best practices, and technology.

The #UPweek blog tour today features “Share the #NextUP bookseller love.” Visit the following press blogs to learn about a local bookseller that’s making a great contribution to their readerly community.

Temple University Press: Harriet’s Bookshop.

Northwestern University Press: An interview with Parneshia and Jeff Deutsch, co-editors of new imprint Seminary Co-op Offsets.

University of Pittsburgh Press: Interview with Anna Weber, Events Director at White Whale Bookstore, about the role that UPs play in their store.

Athabasca University Press: Feature of Glass Bookshop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Hopkins Press: Interview with Greedy Reads, a local bookseller.

University Press of Florida: Blog post about their authors at this year’s Miami Book Fair, a shout-out to Books & Books-the Fair’s bookselling partner, and highlights from recent author events at Books & Books.

Harvard University Press: Rachel Cass from Harvard Book Store will discuss the new store they are opening in Boston’s Back Bay along with providing an overview of their goals for the store and how UPs will benefit.

University of Missouri Press: A feature on Alex George, author, owner of Skylark Books, founder of the Unbound Book Festival, and winner of this year’s Midwest Bookseller of the Year award.

Yale University Press: Appreciation post for local bookstore R. J. Julia.

University of Alberta Press: Celebrating Glass Bookshop in Edmonton, their newest indie, which is just about to open a physical location after doing pop-ups during the pandemic.

Cornell University Press: Blog post about two indie stores in Ithaca, NY.

University of Washington Press: Q&A with Phinney Books owner.

Purdue University Press: A brief homage to the 4 local bookstores that support Purdue and Greater Lafayette.

University of Toronto Press: A blog post written by someone from the UTP bookstore.

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