Read UP

The Association and our members offer many opportunities to learn and share about books and other publications on topics of current interest. These opportunities have included:

AUPresses at Bookshop.org: featuring a number of booklists from summer reads to equity, justice, and inclusion reading recommendations.

Community Reads: In 2020 and 2021, the AUPresses Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee hosted several Community Read programs with a selected common read, extended nominated titles list, and events.

#ReadUP and University Press Week: Our annual celebration of all the amazing things UPs do features a gallery and reading list of works related to each year’s theme. This is where our #ReadUP tag originated! Check out the archive of theme galleries at the UP Week site, and use the tag on social media.

The Digital Digest: Occasionally, we round up information about member publishers’ resources relevant to current events at our Digital Digest blog, with examples such as Ukraine in 2022 and Charlottesville in 2017.

Books for Understanding: Now suspended, this public bibliographic resource compiled extensive reading lists on topics in the news for more than a decade after its initial development in the wake of September 11, 2001. Though lists have not been updated since 2014, the resources may still be browsed at booksforunderstanding.org.

Cuirimid le hobair bhunriachtanach phobal domhanda foilsitheoirí a bhfuil sé mar chuspóir acu barr feabhais acadúil a chinntiú agus saineolas a chothú.   

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Irish