Category: Books

Rights and the City

About the Book Cover Ruben, a font inspired by a civil rights march, is used on the cover of our book, Rights and the City: Problems, Progress, and Practice. “The end of August in Los Angeles has historically been a time of sad recollections for Latinos, especially activists who remember a triumphant civil rights march […]

We mourn and remember our author, Samuel LeBaron

We received notice from Samuel LeBaron’s family that he had died in late December: “Our beloved Sam has left his earthly body and is in free flight now.” The note continued, “We really appreciate that you worked so hard to make Sam’s dream come true while he was still alive.” The dream was to publish […]

At Last, We Open Our Doors Wide!

A guest post by Alex Ventimilla The Covid-19 pandemic postponed countless events around the world: weddings, graduations, vacations… For UAlberta Press, our collective efforts to minimize the spread of the virus meant we could not make full use of our beautiful new workspace–until now! And what better time to celebrate our new home than during […]

Our Holiday Sale is On!

It is that time of the year. There is snow on the ground, fairy lights glow in the cold dark, and our holiday sale has arrived! We are ready to put a copy of one of our fascinating titles in the hands of every book lover trying to keep warm out there.  Welcome to the […]

University Press Week 2022: NextUP

Guest post by Elisia Snyder University presses rely on strong independent booksellers, and Edmonton is fortunate to have two hugely supportive and collegial bookstores: Audreys Books, the staunch matriarch, and Glass Bookshop, a relative newcomer. The strong book culture in our city is fostered by a remarkable writing community, locally-based publishers, excellent bookstores, and book […]

Events for We Have Never Lived On Earth

Kasia Van Schaik is travelling widely to celebrate the publication of her book of linked short stories: We Have Never Lived On Earth. Come out and share an evening with her! October 6: Montreal launch, Notre Dame Des Quilles, 6:30 pm – with T. Liem and Eliza Robertson. October 25: Montreal Reading and Q & A with Kasia […]

Events for 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada

People living in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal have the opportunity to come out and experience a vibrant and lively evening talking about Canada’s recent history with Aaron W. Hughes, author of 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada. Edmonton (October 14) with Senator Paula Simons, Edmonton Public Library. Part of LitFest with Glass Bookshop.Registration: 10DaysEdmonton.eventbrite.ca […]

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2022

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2024 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. We welcome submissions by poets from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and are interested in […]