We’re playing a bit of catch-up after the holiday weekend, and wanted to share a few lovely photos from the recent launch event for former Minnesota legislator Allan H. Spear’s memoir, Crossing the Barriers. MN Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher was one of the evening’s guest speakers. Also in attendance, from left to … More Photos: Minneapolis, New Orleans
From a glowing endorsement from Walter Mondale to a very busy booth day, the 2010 Midwest Booksellers Association meeting left us with much to be excited about. Row 1: Photos from the author’s breakfast, which featured speeches from Jonathan Evison (West of Here), Laurie Hertzel (News to Me), Walter Mondale (The Good Fight) and Antonya … More Another year, another busy MBA — this time with more paparazzi.
Today’s post is by UMP editor Jason Weidemann, who acquires books in sociology, media studies, native studies, anthropology and geography, among other disciplines. ——- In May I had the opportunity to attend the annual Native American and Indigenous Studies meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Always an energetic and passionate gathering, this year’s was even more so … More Looking back on Tucson
Our self-described “Oh-so-very official This Is Not Florida recount quality control poll” was an instant success at BookExpo America last week. Hundreds of voters turned out to have their say about whether they felt justice was served in the still-controversial outcomes of two significant recounts in recent history: Bush/Gore 2000 and Coleman/Franken 2008. Our tally … More BEA 2010 | Recount Poll: Fair or not fair? You voted, now here are the results.
I’m going to make this quick as I need to head to Day 2 of the BookExpo America trade show. Here’s our booth with our very pretty and much-complimented posters (I actually met the very nice designer of The England’s Dreaming Tapes cover for the first time yesterday). We got some exposure in PW Daily’s … More Off to the races at BEA
Still reeling from the results of the 2000 Bush/Gore presidential election recount? How about the 2008 Franken/Coleman recount? Whether you couldn’t be happier with how things turned out or your anger is at the point of still-simmering, we want to hear from you. It’s your chance to sound off! Voting takes place next week at … More Speak for yourself at BEA: Your vote counts!
On May 11th, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state admitted to the Union. Now, more than 150 years later, UMP is releasing a book by historian Mary Lethert Wingerd about the lesser-known details of Minnesota’s origins. North Country: The Making of Minnesota, a fully illustrated volume that was commissioned by the University of Minnesota, unlocks … More Mary Wingerd to read from ‘North Country’ on MN’s Statehood Day
This year’s Association of American Geographers meeting in Washington, DC, was quite a significant one for University of Minnesota Press. We released the much-anticipated Seeking Spatial Justice by Edward W. Soja, which sold out rather quickly; Stuart Elden’s Terror and Territory received not only the 2009 AAG Globe Book Award, but also the Julian Minghi … More UMP at AAG
This Thursday, Minneapolis bookseller Magers & Quinn will be hosting an open forum led by author and community leader Myron Orfield. Orfield will be joined by Meg Tuthill, the new council member for Ward 10; Dave VanHattum of the nonprofit organization Transit for Livable Communities; and Jesse Mortenson of the nonprofit MetroIBA, which supports independent … More Thursday at Magers & Quinn: Discuss the future of the Twin Cities—neighborhoods, job growth—with local community leaders
A roundup of what came out of the University of Minnesota Press’s time at the College Art Association conference this month: -Our top 3 most popular books at this very busy, well-attended conference were: Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between, by Sharon Irish; String, Felt, Thread, by Elissa Auther; and Modernism after Wagner by Juliet Koss. -We … More CAA, in a nutshell