Celebrating Members' Work

Often the best advocate for university and nonprofit scholalrly presses is the work they publish. The Association has many programs and resources to highlight and celebrate the extraordinary scholarly, literary, regional, and innovative publishing that comes out of our member presses.

University Press Week

An annual celebration of the work of mission-driven scholarly publishers and their contributions to their communities, to scholars, and to readers everywhere. 
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Books for Understanding

Often the most complete and illuminating background research and knowledge for a breaking news story is only available in scholarly books from presses committed to the public interest. Books for Understanding compiles bibliographies of relevant books and journals.
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Prize-Winning Publications

With reputations for seeking out creative, top-quality scholarship, as well as for high editorial and review standards, it is no surprise that AAUP member presses publish a large number of prize-winning books and journals. Scholarly societies, regional institutions, national and international bodies regularly recognize the publications of university presses for their contributions to the academy and to the wider society.
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University Press Books for Libraries

University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. This annual bibliography features the selections and collection development recommendations of librarians.
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The AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

University press books are often masterpieces of text and graphic design. The Book, Jacket, and Journal Show recognizes the designers and production teams that produce beautiful and useful pieces and teaches the tenets of good design through a catalog and traveling exhibit.
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The Year of the University Press

The Association of Research Libraries and AAUP celebrated 2004 as "The Year of the University Press." A particular focus was on press-library collaborations.

More News from the Memebrship

Find out more about what is happening at AAUP member presses. Read more >