University of Illinois Press hosts AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show

2016_web_bannerLARGEThe University of Illinois Press hosts the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show, March 4-11, 2016. 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 the show.

The display is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, at the University of Illinois Press, 1325 S. Oak St. in Champaign. All viewings are free and open to the public.

The Press will host an opening reception for the show on Friday, March 4 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Featured in this year’s show is the cover to the University of Illinois Press book Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery.

“The AAUP show collects the best cover designs drawn from all university presses,” says University of Illinois Press Art Director Dustin Hubbart.  “We’re proud to have Ring Shout, Wheel About be part of this amazing collection.”

A high quality catalog shows each entry in full color with typographic, paper, printing, and binding information, along with designers’ and judges’ comments. A limited number of catalog copies will be available for free.

Selected titles can also be viewed in the show catalog.

More information about the Book, Jacket and Journal Show can be found on the AAUP website.

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