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The Chicago Manual of Style—the undisputed authority for style, usage, and grammar, with more than 1.5 million copies sold, is hot off the press in its gloriously updated and expanded 17th Edition, and we're ready to celebrate Chicago Style. Get "dragged through the garden" of intellectual endeavor and cultural engagement that has come to define the University of Chicago Press as an equally distinct and true Chicago institution for hungry minds around the world. Find commentaries and interviews with Press Editors, classic and lesser known favorites from the Press' 125 year history, and more to relish this October on our blog and in store. Plus, markup your calendars for the Co-op's November 30 event for the 17th Edition. Bonne lecture! 

October 30th, 2017

Margaret Hivnor-Labarbera, Editor

What was the last book you discovered at the Seminary Co-op or 57th Street Books?

On my last trip to the Seminary Co-op Bookstore I found the Penguin Classic of Bruce Chatwin's brilliant (though mendacious) In Patagonia as well as Wendy Doniger's The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths...

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October 28th, 2017

I started my publishing career as a bookseller. I sold textbooks at a campus-oriented used store adjacent to Northwestern University when I was an undergrad, then did a stint at a branch of the small London chain Books, Etc., before settling in for a couple of years at the late, lamented literary and scholarly bookstore Great Expectations, in Evanston.

Through all that time, I had no idea how much work—and care, attention, and, quite honestly, love—went into actually making the books we sold. I knew sales reps, of course, and some authors, and I respected the work of each. But until I walked in the door at the University of Chicago Press in 1999, I had almost no understanding of what happens with a book before it hits bookstore shelves.

The University of Chicago Press is more than 125 years old. A key component of the University since the founding, it has...

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October 28th, 2017

Julia Mickenberg, author of American Girls in Red Russia (University of Chicago Press), shares her five favorites about the Soviet Union.

Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Visions and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution, by Richard Stites

Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism, by Christina Kiaer

Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932, by Lisa Kirschenbaum

Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary Under Stalin, by Jochen Hellbeck

My Life in Stalinist Russia: An American Woman Looks Back, by Mary Leder

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October 28th, 2017

Alice Kaplan, author of Dreaming in French, and Editorial Director Alan G. Thomas discussed ...

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October 27th, 2017

Tim Mennel, Executive Editor
Subjects: American history; Chicago and other regional publishing
Series: American beginnings: 1500-1900; ...

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October 25th, 2017

Kyle Adam Wagner, Assistant Editor
Subjects: Religious studies
Series: Buddhism and Modernity; Religion and Postmodernism; Class 200: New Studies in Religion

Tell us about a book you discovered at a formative age that helped...

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October 23rd, 2017

Mary Laur, Senior Editor
Subjects: Writing guides; regional reference; general reference; geography; cartography
Series: Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing; ...

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October 20th, 2017

Assistant Editor

Subjects: Medieval studies; poetry in translation
Series: The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe, Phoenix Poets

If I’m honest, I’d...

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October 17th, 2017

Karen Darling, Executive Editor
Subjects: Science studies (history, philosophy, and social studies of science, medicine, and technology
Series: science.culture, Synthesis

Karen Darling...

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October 15th, 2017

Chuck Myers, Senior Editor
Subjects: Political science; law and society
Series: Chicao Series in Law and...

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