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Welcome to the July issue of Bluelines!

We’ve put together a list of our favorite summer reads, from graphic novels to biographies. Browse the sale here and take 40% off with code READ21 until the end of the month. Be sure to subscribe to all our emails so you don’t miss out on special offers.

If you’re looking for more good books to spend your summer with, check out Bookshop’s Slow Down & #ReadUP list, curated by the Association of University Presses.

Our first PSU Press Presents event of the Fall 2021 season is coming up in September! Register now for a virtual event with the authors of new books in our Perspectives on Sensory History series, and keep an eye out for more events to be announced soon.

The Press is still taking precautions related to the novel coronavirus, so your orders and responses to inquiries might take longer than normal. Learn more here.


The PSU Press staff

new & noteworthy

Frederick Watts and the Founding of Penn State Frederick Watts and the Founding of Penn State

Roger L. Williams

Frederick Watts and the Founding of Penn State makes a compelling case for the national importance of Pennsylvania in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American social, political, and economic history. It also tells an intriguing, persuasive story that shows how Watts was an influential figure with implications far beyond the particulars of his time and place. Roger L. Williams continues his long record as one of our finest historians of higher education.”—John R. Thelin, author of Going to College in the Sixties

The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in West Virginia The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in West Virginia

Edited by Richard S. Bailey and Casey B. Rucker

The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in West Virginia is the most comprehensive description of bird life in the Mountain State ever published. Building on the first Atlas, published in 1994, this book documents the occurrence of 170 species of breeding birds, including three new species and one whose last breeding record was in 1888.

subject/series highlight

Cécile Fromont discusses her book, Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas, with New Books Network.

Listen to the interview here.

awards & reviews

upcoming events

psu press presents

Virtual Author Events

If you missed our June author panel, “Humor in America” you can watch it on the PSU Press Facebook page!

Click here to learn more about PSU Press Presents.

unlocked book of the month

journals news

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Ginder has moved into the position of Journals Production Manager. Rachel has worked in the PSU Press Journals Department for six years and has been pivotal and instrumental in our growth. Congratulations, Rachel!

new from eisenbrauns

See more from Eisenbrauns over at Ancient News.

new from graphic mundi

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