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It’s University Press Week

November 8-14 is University Press Week, a nationwide celebration of the “extraordinary work of non-profit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society.”

Founded in 1978 by president Jimmy Carter, University Press Week is organized by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), an “organization of non-profit publishers whose members strive to advance scholarship through their offerings.”

The Regulator Bookshop in Durham has converted their storefront into a “pop-up” store offering a fascinating collection of titles from Duke University Press, the University of North Carolina Press, and Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Princeton, University of California, University of South Carolina, and the University of Georgia presses.

AAUP is offering two online events through Google Hangouts: “Opening Access: The Reinvention of the Academic Book” on Tuesday, November 10, at 3:00 pm, and “It’s Not Scary: The Art of Getting Published with a Scholarly Press” on Friday, November 13, at noon.

This week also features a blog tour where a theme is selected for each weekday, and presses sign up to post on the theme of their choice. Each day, blog posts on the chosen theme go up in the morning, and each blog points readers on to the other posts on that topic.

For more information about University Press Week, click here.