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Penn State University Press announces holiday sale, new titles for spring 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State University Press will host its annual Holiday Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Kern Building lobby at University Park. The one-day sale, featuring more than 70 new and bestselling Penn State University Press titles, is open to the University community and the general public.

The Penn State University Press will hold its 2019 Holiday Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Kern Building lobby at University Park. The sale, which is open to the public, will feature books on Pennsylvania and Penn State history, graphic novels, literature and more at discounted prices.  Credit: Penn State University Press / Penn StateCreative Commons

The sale will include recently published books such as “Pier Groups: Art and Sex Along the New York Waterfront” by art historian Jonathan Weinberg; “Paul Verlaine: A Bilingual Selection of His Verse,” translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg; and “Picatrix: A Medieval Treatise on Astral Magic,” edited by Dan Attrell and David Porreca, as well as graphic novels such as “Us Two Together” by Belgian artist Ephameron and “The Lady Doctor” by graphic medicine pioneer Ian Williams.

The sale also will include classic Penn State University Press books such as “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic,” “Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium,” and many more. All books will be available at 30% to 50% off the regular list price. In addition, there will be a $5 book table featuring backlist titles on Pennsylvania history and other topics. Shoppers also can purchase books at 30% off through the Penn State University Press website by using discount code NR18. The Press offers free shipping to on-campus addresses; regular shipping charges apply everywhere else.

The Press’ new catalog, featuring forthcoming books slated for release in spring/summer 2020, will be available at the sale and on the its website. Highlights include “Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community” by William Burton and Barry Loveland; “Algériennes: The Forgotten Women of the Algerian Revolution,” a graphic novel by Swann Meralli and Deloupy; “Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History,” a visually rich exploration of the iconic cathedral by Dany Sandron and the late Andrew Tallon; and titles in art history, rhetoric, philosophy, anthropology, medieval studies, and more. To view the spring/summer 2020 catalog, visit

Last Updated November 20, 2019