Notre Dame Press celebrates University Press Week with Book Festival, Author Events, Sale, and Blog Tour

This year, University Press Week is November 8–12, 2021. “Keep UP,” this year’s theme, marks the tenth anniversary of University Press Week and celebrates how university presses have evolved over the past decade.

The inaugural UP Week theme in 2012 was “Contributing to an Informed Society.” During the ten years since, the university press community has stayed true to this goal, keeping up the highest standards of scholarship and championing the power of ideas. As the world changes, so do university presses, adapting subject areas, author lists, and publishing know-how to grow into an ever more diverse, ever more global community. An informed society is as important as ever, and we are proud to honor the forward-thinking work that has made university presses leaders in their fields and a force to keep up with!

Notre Dame Press is pleased to share the following virtual and in-person UP Week initiatives with faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the university, and members of the local community:


The UP Week Gallery features 85 projects that illustrate how university presses around the world Keep UP with new ideas, subject areas, and authors’ voices. These books are all featured at Notre Dame Press selected Greg Bourke’s memoir Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion. Bourke and his husband, Michael De Leon, were named plaintiffs in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015.


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 ability to adapt to a new era with an increased need for virtual interaction, and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We hope you enjoy the posts.


Don’t miss this opportunity to attend our Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale November 9–10, 2021, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, in the Hesburgh Library Concourse. The Book Festival will feature exceptional discounts ($3 paperbacks and $5 hardbacks on select overstock and damaged books), a 40% discount on new and recent titles, author events, autographed books, and prizes. After hosting a virtual Book Festival last year, we are excited to return to an in-person format. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts,, 574.631.3267.

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