Weekly RoundUp: Spring in October?, Hispanic Heritage, Color Me Happy, and more!

Hey there University press fans! Miss me? Well no worries because I’m back, I’m fresh and I’ve got scoop.  I know you’re dying to find out what’s been hot (or not) in the university press community, so let’s not waste any more time and dive right into it.

The University of Alberta Press

Spring is here … in October…

In book publishing, we have to take care of things months in advance. But you already knew that though right? The University of Alberta Press announced that their Spring 2019 catalog is here! If you visit their website and click on the e-catalog, you get to check out their new and upcoming titles for the new year. They have an interesting list of subjects ranging from creative nonfiction to indigenous studies to even poetry. I’m in love people.

Click here to fall in love with me.

University of California Press

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

If you didn’t know that October was Hispanic Heritage Month, you do now. And the University of California Press has compiled a selection of recently published titles “that showcase the histories, cultures, contributions, and unique experiences of Hispanic and Latino Americans.” Take a gander at them when you’re not too busy binging on Halloween flicks. Here are some goodies – Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Americas by Macarena Gomez-Barris, The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles edited by Josh Kun, An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States by Rosina Lozano and Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer by Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara.

Get your recommended read on y’all!

Indiana University Press

Color, color, color me happy!

Ever heard of the Quarry Festival of Books? Me neither. But it is a thing, and it’s happening on Saturday, October 13th on the Indiana University Bloomington Campus. If you happen to live in Indiana or are visiting, then you’re in luck my friend. Visit Indiana University Press at the coloring table and win a free copy of the first adult coloring book in the Color Your Campus series, which features memorable sights of the Bloomington campus.

Interested? Want more info? Dying to enter to win? Click here!

Duke University Press

Oh yeah, Happy Fall by the way!

With all the excitement about Spring and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ve forgotten to shed light on many people’s favorite season, Fall! Ah yes, the season of pumpkin spice, cider donuts and steaming apple pie. What’s not to love right? Time to get cozy by the fireplace, pull up a fuzzy blanket and sip some pumpkin spice latte. But you’re missing something. A great book! Duke University Press is here to remind you that with all great seasons comes a great book. Here are some recommended reads to accompany you on your cozy journey at home – The Apartment Complex edited by Pamela Robertson Wojcik, See It Feelingly by Ralph James Savarese, and Domestication Gone Wild, a collection edited by Heather Anne Swanson, Marianne Elisabeth Lien, and Gro B. Ween.

Go crazy. Save me a cup of cinnamon dolce latte with whipped cream. (Decaf please – I’m shameful)

Alright my UPers, time to skedaddle on to the weekend. I hope you all have a spicy cinnamoney weekend off. I’ll be back soon to brighten up your lives! Until then, stay cozy.  


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