This week marks University Press Week, a celebration of university presses and all of their accomplishments over the past year.
University Press Week, or UP Week, was first announced in 1978 when President Jimmy Carter created the week in an effort to recognize university presses’ impact on culture and scholarship across the globe. Hosted by the American Association of University Press (AAUP), UP Week’s inaugural event was in 2012, and has explored topics of community, innovation, truth and more in each annual event since.
As each year passes, it is clear how important university presses are to the reading ecosystem. From historical books to business guides to biographies, UPs are essential for libraries and the patrons they serve. They publish titles that may have not been published otherwise—contributing to the diverse literary market and offering invaluable research. The value of university presses is immense.
This year university presses have stepped up to the challenge of a transitional publishing environment by continuing to publish excellent trade and scholarly books.
Baker & Taylor is honored to have university presses as publishing partners and we look forward to continuing to support their publishing efforts in the future.