Notre Dame Press celebrates UP Week with Book Festival, Sale, and Blog Tour

Author: Notre Dame Press News

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This year, University Press Week is November 9–15, 2020. The 2020 UP Week theme, #RaiseUP, highlights the role that the university press community plays in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe—in partnership with booksellers, librarians, and others. University presses use peer review and rigorous editorial processes to ensure that the books being raised up are among the best in their fields. In a time when information moves at faster speeds than ever before, it is critical that books about the most important events and ideas of the day are nurtured, championed, and made widely available.

UP Week Highlights

UP Week Gallery

The UP Week Gallery features 82 publications and projects that illustrate how university presses around the world Raise UP new ideas, subject areas, and authors’ voices. These books are all featured at Notre Dame Press selected The Evening of Life: The Challenges of Aging and Dying Well edited by Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz. This book addresses our failure to protect the frail elderly, many in assisted living facilities, during the coronavirus pandemic and proposes a positive understanding of thriving in old age that is rooted in our shared vulnerability as human beings.

Notre Dame Press Blog Tour

You can follow our UP Week Blog Tour here. Each day, we will post a new piece on our Notre Dame Press Blog. These five pieces highlight the depth and breadth of our publishing program, our outreach to Notre Dame students, and the value of university press publishing. We hope you enjoy the posts.

Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale

Don't miss this opportunity to join our Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale here. For decades, graduate and undergraduate students have flocked to our Book Festival and Damaged Book Sale. To ensure reader safety, the 2020 Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale will be held virtually November 9 – 13 as part of University Press Week. The Book Festival will feature exceptional discounts, events, and giveaways. Over 100 titles will be $20 for hardback, $15 for paperback, and $10 for ebooks, plus free shipping over $50. All other books will be 40% off.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts,, 574.631.3267