November 3-9, 2019

University presses have an important role in moving national and international conversations forward on critical and complex issues. This year we encourage readers to explore research on topics that affect everyone and to reflect on what they read, in the hope that the work of university presses bringing scholarship to readers will stimulate positive conversations and actions in the world.

Read our 2019 Theme Announcement to learn more >


We are pleased to share a preliminary Read. Think. Act. Reading List—these are titles and projects that publishers of a wide-range of high-quality peer-reviewed works of knowledge recommend we read in these times of great upheaval, great worry, and great opportunity for acting thoughtfully and responsibly in the world. These works, and more, will be featured in a full online gallery later in October.

Check out what's already available in our 2019 Toolkit—posters, video guides, graphics, and more. And check back over the coming weeks for other materials and ideas for celebrating University Press Week and the work you do every day!

Request bookmarks or laptop stickers to giveaway at events, exhibits, bookstores, or libraries.

Sign up for a slot on the 2019 Blog Tour (by October 25).

Coming Soon

The Read. Think. Act. Gallery of projects to make you stop and think, then start to act from a place of thoughtful knowledge, will be online later in October.

More events!