Category Archives: best of lists

Every December since 2007 we have posted an annual list of our pop culture faves. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2014 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name. Jennifer Barbee, Account Tech I Favorite Book: … Continue reading

The Architecture of Barry Byrne by Vincent L. Michael was named one of the top books of 2013 by the Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row. As the subtitle of the book, Taking the Prairie School to Europe, indicates, Chicago architect Byrne … Continue reading

Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones by Carole Boyce Davies was featured on The Public Archive’s “best of 2013″ list of recent work from the fields of Black and Africana Studies. From the listing: “Caribbean Spaces heralds a commitment to Black freedom – both … Continue reading

Every December since 2007 we have posted a list of our favorite pop culture nuggets of the year. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2013 edition is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name. Angela Burton, Rights & Permissions … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, April 1-12, 2013.  Sponsored by the Association of American University Presses, nearly 100 books and jackets—the best of university press publishing—are on display for public viewing during … Continue reading

Annually since 2007 we have posted our favorites of the year. The University of Illinois Press Best of 2012 list is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name.  Feel free to post your list in the Comments section. Kathleen Anderson, Rights … Continue reading

Yes!  It’s time for my personal favorite post of the year.  The Best of 2011 list is in alphabetical order by staff member’s last name.  Feel free to post your list in the Comments section. Lisa Bayer, Marketing Director Favorite Book: Zeitoun … Continue reading

Willis Regier, Director Best Book: John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society & Other Writings, 1952-1967, Library of America.  I read Galbraith’s The New Industrial State when everybody was reading it and forgot most of it.  The Library of America’s new … Continue reading

It’s been 60+ degrees this week so I haven’t been thinking much about the upcoming holidays.  However, my favorite post every year is the Press’ end-of-the-year collection of staff favorites.  Spoiler alert: Joanna Newsom remains #1 on my favorite CD list. Colleagues, begin … Continue reading

Best PSA of the year: “Embrace Life” by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership. The orange octopus, the hallucinatory wallpaper, the looks of grief, dread, shame. Regard the man’s pose of existential paralysis, his fists raised in the posture of the … Continue reading