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Carnegie Center Exhibit to Celebrate 75 Years of University Press of Kentucky

photo of 4 UPK book spines with info on 75th anniversary
photo of UPK 75th anniversary logo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2018) The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and University Press of Kentucky invite the public to celebrate a milestone anniversary with the press beginning this weekend with “UPK75: 75 Years of the University Press of Kentucky” exhibit. An opening reception for the free public exhibition, including entertainment, book signings and refreshments, will be presented 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 18, on the second floor foyer of the center as part of LexArts Gallery Hop.

Ever wonder what goes into bringing your favorite regional books to life, or what a day in the life of book publishing looks like? If so, you won’t want to miss “UPK75.” The exhibition will feature fascinating finds and artifacts, rare and unique books, images dating back to when the press began, and interesting tidbits and behind-the-scenes stories about the press, its staff and its operations.

Individuals attending the Gallery Hop reception on May 18 can tweet about their experience using the hashtag #UPK75 to be entered into a drawing for 75 percent off their next UPK order.

The exhibit will remain on display through early July 2018. University Press of Kentucky is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing a consortium that includes all of the state universities, five private colleges and two historical societies. The press’ editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of the press are found at University of Kentucky, which provides financial support toward the operating expenses of the publishing operation through the UK Libraries.

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