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We are thrilled to host our annual Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Dirty Book Sale on Notre Dame’s campus as part of University Press Week! This year, the festival will include incredible deals both in person and on our website, several book events, and many giveaways.

Join us in the Hesburgh Library Main Concourse for the on-campus events and sale on November 14th and 15th, where we’ll be celebrating from 10 am to 6 pm. Additionally, the week of the Book Festival, we will have an online sale.

Book Festival Events

Poesía en diálogo

Latinx Poetry with Victoria María Castells, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Sheryl Luna, and Vickie Vértiz

November 14th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge and Zoom

This virtual event features four Latinx poets—all Notre Dame Press authors—reading and discussing their work. Francisco Aragon, director of Letras Latinas, will moderate the discussion. Registration for the virtual event is free and is coming soon.

The poet Darrel Alejandro Holnes (Panama/USA), New York, New York, August 12, 2021. Photograph © Beowulf Sheehan

How to Judge a Book by Its Cover 

Covers, Layout, and Design with Notre Dame Press Staff

November 15th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge

This in-person event showcases best practices in book cover design, co-presented by Notre Dame Press staffers Wendy McMillen, production and design manager, and Michelle Sybert, Assistant Director and Director of Marketing, Sales, and Development. Suitable for future authors, designers, and marketing professionals, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about book publishing, this event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Love Thee Notre Dame

The History of Our University with Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C. and Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

November 15th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge

This in-person event features Notre Dame Press authors Fr. Thomas Blantz and Fr. Monk Malloy speaking about their combined 130+ years at Notre Dame. Kathleen Sprows Cummings, William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, will moderate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and the Department of History


Book Festival Online Sale • November 13th-17th

If you can’t attend our Book Festival in person, take advantage of our online sale! More details coming soon.

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