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December 07

JPS Bible Sale

For the holiday season, we’re offering a selection of Bibles, Bible commentaries, and other great books from the Jewish Publication Society for thirty percent off! Browse through the list below and find your next gift book. The full list of books can be found here.   JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh Deluxe Edition “Virtually every rabbi and library […]

November 24

News and Reviews

Books The Black Bruins James M. Johnson Starred review from Kirkus:  “Johnson engagingly captures the lives, struggles, and triumphs of five men whose greatness transcended American sports.”   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Highlighted in Ms. blog: “Blackburn’s remarkably short stories are characterized by a wild imagination and beautiful prose.”   Deco Body, Deco City […]

November 09

University Press Week, Day 4

This week is the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Each day university presses across the country and beyond will be blogging about a chosen topic. Today learn about “#TwitterStorm” from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences using the hashtags #UPWeek […]

November 08

University Press Week, Day 3

This week is the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Each day university presses across the country and beyond will be blogging about a chosen topic. Today learn about “Producing the Books that Matter” from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences […]

November 07

University Press Week 2017, Day 2

This week is the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Each day university presses across the country and beyond will be blogging about a chosen topic. Today learn about “Selling the Facts” from the following presses. Be sure to share and tweet your own university press experiences using the […]

November 06

Carnival of Contagion Book Launch

A reception and book signing for the new educational comic Carnival of Contagion, the latest entry in the World of Viruses series, will be held tomorrow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Love Library South at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Veteran comics writer and artist Bob Hall will sign copies at the free […]

October 30

Excerpt: In Cold Storage

The following is an excerpt from In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains (Bison Books, 2015) by James W. Hewitt. Located in the remote and hilly land north and west of Cambridge, Nebraska, in the southwestern quarter of the state is Harry Strunk Lake, a mecca for Nebraska fishermen. The lake, a Bureau of […]

October 23

From the Desk of Scott Winter: Tim Miles and his mentor

Scott Winter wrote Nebrasketball (Nebraska, 2015) while working as an assistant professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He now teaches journalism and English at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Hanging with his mentor Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles gets serious about three seasons of losing, and maybe that will lead to winning, for you and for […]

August 14

Publicist Picks: Family Secrets, A Provençal Murder, and Other October Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in October. Anna Weir: My first pick is the latest book from […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]