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  • Notes from an Outgoing Director, by Dean Smith

    “…many worlds I’ve come since I first left home.”—Brokedown Palace, The Grateful Dead I stopped by Sage House last Saturday evening to finish packing up some books and pictures. I played songs on the guitar there for the last time. The... more >>

  • 150 Notable Books: Getting Acquainted with Victor Turner’s The Forest of Symbols

    I suspect that many avid readers have a special book that becomes inseparable from themselves, part of their existence. Without this special book, what I call a “soul book,” a fulfilling life would be difficult. There are also books that are like... more >>

  • On Brand – the Fashion Choices of Hajj Amin al-Husayni

    Yet again, the controversial Palestinian leader Hajj Amin al-Husayni is making headlines. In May 2019, in a Washington post op-ed, Middle East studies scholar Dr. Maha Nassar addressed recent critics of US House Representative Rashida Tlaib, saying... more >>

  • Hiking Cascadilla Gorge with Ange

    A few weeks ago, I received an email about the Cornell Library and Press Service and Recognition Awards. This is the first time we’ve participated in an official program like this. A number of Cornell University Press staff nominated their colleagues... more >>

  • A Book Lovers Dream: First time at BookExpo

    We boarded the bus soaking wet. I was clingy tightly to my two bags full of books, catalogs, and other goodies, trying to protect them from the rain. We had just walked several blocks in the pouring rain, feet sore from roaming the Javits Center for... more >>

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