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Trinity University Press creates books that engage, inspire, and inform. We are associated with one of the leading private, liberal arts and sciences universities in the United States. The press is known for publishing distinguished, award-winning books that contribute to culture and knowledge primarily in the following areas: landscape and environment; Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest; literature; and architecture and urban planning. www.tupress.org

RIP Barney. 💔 “When Earth’s last picture is paintedAnd the tubes are twisted and driedWhen the oldest colours have faded...
07/26/2019
Barney Smith, Creator of the Toilet Seat Art Museum, Dies at 98

RIP Barney. 💔
“When Earth’s last picture is painted
And the tubes are twisted and dried
When the oldest colours have faded,
And the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it.”

Barney Smith, an Alamo Heights artist and creator of the Toilet Seat Art Museum, died Tuesday night at age 98.

A visual celebration of all (most) of our Trinity University Press interns - past, present and future - on this gorgeous...
07/25/2019

A visual celebration of all (most) of our Trinity University Press interns - past, present and future - on this gorgeous National Intern Day. We love you all! Thanks Trinity University for the endless supply of amazing young people you have to share! 😘 #nationalinternday

07/25/2019
“Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world.” Christopher Merrill reflects on Walt Whitman
07/25/2019
Every Atom | No. 10 | North American Review

“Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world.” Christopher Merrill reflects on Walt Whitman

Introduction to Every Atom by project curator Brian Clements Urge and urge and urge, Always the procreant urge of the world. A sixteenth-century word from the Latin urgēre “to press hard, push forward, force, drive, compel, stimulate,” perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root urgh—to tie, bi...

Agave dates back to the Aztec civilization and since the 1600s the people of western Mexico have cultivated blue agave f...
07/24/2019

Agave dates back to the Aztec civilization and since the 1600s the people of western Mexico have cultivated blue agave from the red volcanic soil that blankets the region to make what we know as tequila. Joel Salcido Ruiz has spent years photographing the farms, distilleries and culture of tequila in Mexico. bit.ly/2O6MKMs #nationaltequiladay

Who would have thought that the roller derby, a roughhouse spectacle where skaters elbow and knee each other relentlessl...
07/23/2019
The Secret Jewish History Of Roller Derby

Who would have thought that the roller derby, a roughhouse spectacle where skaters elbow and knee each other relentlessly, was really a Peaceable Kingdom of friendly violence and Yiddishkeit?

What’s Jewish about the sport of roller derby? Well, basically everything.

Your home and workspace affect your mood, your sleep, your productivity, and your feeling of belonging, but how much tim...
07/23/2019
A Home that Loves You

Your home and workspace affect your mood, your sleep, your productivity, and your feeling of belonging, but how much time have you spent to make them truly serve you? Lily Bernheimer talks with YOGABODY Naturals

Your home and workspace affect your mood, your sleep, your productivity, and your feeling of belonging, but how much time have you spent to make them truly serve you?

N. Scott Momaday awarded Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
07/23/2019
N. Scott Momaday awarded Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

N. Scott Momaday awarded Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday has been named as this year’s winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award—a lifetime …

“Kurt Caswell’s detailed, deeply felt biography, Laika’s Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog, covers not just the m...
07/22/2019
A Review of Kurt Caswell’s Laika’s Window

“Kurt Caswell’s detailed, deeply felt biography, Laika’s Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog, covers not just the most famous dog of the century but also her context.”

By Katharine Coldiron Has knowledge of Laika already broken your heart? Do you hear her name and quickly shut down your emotions before you lose control of them? Do you think of her, traveling thro…

Do we shape our spaces or do our spaces shape us? Thanks to Green Apple Books on the Park for hosting a lovely event wit...
07/22/2019

Do we shape our spaces or do our spaces shape us? Thanks to Green Apple Books on the Park for hosting a lovely event with Lily Bernheimer for her new book The Shaping of Us. bit.ly/2WgKndn

On July 20, 1969,  astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the ...
07/20/2019
Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Photos From 50 Years Ago

On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on another world, famously marking the moment with the phrase: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

50 photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission on the 50th anniversary of that “giant leap”.

“It is time for all of us to accept that climate change is the challenge of our time. It may be a moon shot — but it’s t...
07/19/2019
We Went to the Moon. Why Can’t We Solve Climate Change?

“It is time for all of us to accept that climate change is the challenge of our time. It may be a moon shot — but it’s the only shot we’ve got.” via The New York Times

The original moon shoot inspired billions. Calling climate action a moon shot isn't an perefect parallel — but maybe we should try it anyway.

Marfa Garden is a full-color celebration of more than sixty flowering plants of the Chihuahuan Desert and neighboring re...
07/18/2019
Texas July Books Preview

Marfa Garden is a full-color celebration of more than sixty flowering plants of the Chihuahuan Desert and neighboring regions. Coming soon! via Lone Star Literary Life

Preview of books about Texas or by Texas authors (sometimes both) which publish in July 2019

Trinity University Press is looking for a few great freelance designers for marketing/promotional and other work. Compet...
07/17/2019

Trinity University Press is looking for a few great freelance designers for marketing/promotional and other work. Competitive hourly and contract fees. If interested send your resume, a link to your portfolio, and three references to tupress(at)trinity.edu.

The Bolotin Award was presented to Michael Nye, a San Antonio-based artist and documentarian by the National Federation ...
07/16/2019
Michael Nye Wins Prestigious National Federation of the Blind Award

The Bolotin Award was presented to Michael Nye, a San Antonio-based artist and documentarian by the National Federation of the Blind. Mr. Nye created the book and art exhibit My Heart Is Not Blind, which educates the public about blindness through portraits, text, and audio interviews about the lives of forty-six blind and low-vision individuals. Congrats Michael!

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people and whose work advances the goal of helping transform their dreams into reality. The twelfth annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honored...

Marfa Garden - coming soon to a bookstore near you!
07/16/2019

Marfa Garden - coming soon to a bookstore near you!

"Just like we prefer our meat trimmed and wrapped in plastic, we keep our distance from the animal sources of our clothi...
07/12/2019

"Just like we prefer our meat trimmed and wrapped in plastic, we keep our distance from the animal sources of our clothing." Melissa Kwasny, author “Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear” talks with Julie Rose on Top of Mind bit.ly/2JGQsGV

The new Humans of San Antonio Book Mural (Southtown Edition) opens this weekend. Free drinks by Dorćol Distilling + Brew...
07/11/2019
'Humans of San Antonio' mural expands to Southtown

The new Humans of San Antonio Book Mural (Southtown Edition) opens this weekend. Free drinks by Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co., music and more! The Humans of San Antonio book will be available for sale. Don't miss it! via My San Antonio from the Express-News

The Humans of San Antonio Book Mural is expanding its footprint to Southtown.

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07/10/2019

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These boxes of the Foundation’s Born to Read bilingual board books are on their way to the City of San Antonio’s Migrant Resource Center. This is our second batch of books.

We’re proud to partner with the San Antonio Public Library in this effort.

07/09/2019
"Environmental psychologist Lily Bernheimer provides a fascinating introduction to her field in this far-reaching look a...
07/09/2019
Nonfiction Book Review: The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being by Lily Bernheimer. Trinity Univ., $26.95 (336p) ISBN 978-1-59534-872-2

"Environmental psychologist Lily Bernheimer provides a fascinating introduction to her field in this far-reaching look at how the spaces in which humans live, work, and play affect their behavior. Readers will finish this feeling better educated about the role of design and more alert to its impact on everyone’s lives." The Shaping of Us starred review in Publishers Weekly

Environmental psychologist Bernheimer provides a fascinating introduction to her field in this far-reaching look at how the spaces in which humans live, work, and play affect their behavior. Avoiding

"Kim Stafford’s apocryphal account of one celebrated novelist’s beginnings unfolds as a tale within a tale, its unassumi...
07/09/2019
Poem: Willa Cather’s Ride

"Kim Stafford’s apocryphal account of one celebrated novelist’s beginnings unfolds as a tale within a tale, its unassuming opening drawing us in as ineluctably as the first words spun out over a campfire." via The New York Times

What’s more titillating than news spread mouth to mouth, hearsay crystallizing into legend?

“How many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could ...
07/08/2019
Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds

“How many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could that have on our survival?” Via The New York Times

Researchers looked at how many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could be on our survival.

07/04/2019
Trinity University has published three books detailing the history of the school. All published by TU Press, these books...
07/03/2019
Trinity In Print | 150th Anniversary Celebration

Trinity University has published three books detailing the history of the school. All published by TU Press, these books offered as windows into Trinity’s past and helped contribute to the research of the 150 memories project.

Trinity’s 150 memories project could not have happened without the research provided by three books thoroughly detailing Trinity’s history. All published by Trinity University Press within the past 50 years, these books read as unofficial encyclopedias into Trinity’s past, filled with history ...

“A lot of people have this perception that because sea-level rise is happening so slowly, it really won’t be a problem u...
07/02/2019
Climate change could put these colleges underwater. Why they're staying put

“A lot of people have this perception that because sea-level rise is happening so slowly, it really won’t be a problem until later in the century,” said Kristina Dahl, a climate scientist and the lead analyst behind the UCS study. “But for many places, especially on the East and Gulf Coast, they could see significant impacts in just the next 30 years or so.” via USA TODAY

"The word 'retreat' in Texas doesn't go very far," one climate scientist said. Why colleges on the beach have no plans to move inland if seas rise.

Lovely event celebrating the Plaza de las Islas Canarias dedication. So proud our book The Canary Islanders of Texas was...
07/01/2019

Lovely event celebrating the Plaza de las Islas Canarias dedication. So proud our book The Canary Islanders of Texas was featured in this important event! bit.ly/2xproP0

Just a few more images from today's Plaza de las Islas Canarias dedication.... these are the folks who worked to make today possible.
Check out Dr. Felix Almaraz who is speaking at the marker dedication with the Founders Monument directly behind him. How perfect is that!
I've included a picture of CIDA photographer Paul Casanova Garcia and his bride, Jo Anne. Paul is is always behind the camera and never much appears in CIDA photos... so, here's a special thank you to Paul!

Images courtesy of Paul Casanova Garcia

So great to meet you!
06/28/2019

So great to meet you!

🇲🇽 The book release event of the new edition of #enchiladasbook 🇲🇽
La Fonda On Main Cappy's Trinity University Press
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The book features more than 50 recipes from all across Mexico and has sold more than 8,000 copies! The new edition has revisions and a new design, making it one of the most gorgeous cookbooks you can own!
#eldereats

We made so many new friends last night. Thanks to everyone who came out to La Fonda On Main last night to celebrate the ...
06/28/2019

We made so many new friends last night. Thanks to everyone who came out to La Fonda On Main last night to celebrate the new edition of Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex by Cappy Lawton and Chris Waters Dunn. What a blast!

06/26/2019
Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby

Flat track roller derby is one of the country’s fastest growing sports. What started as a single league in Austin decades ago has grown into an international phenomenon with 2,000 leagues around the world.

Congratulations to Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named United States Poet Laureate for 2019! You can read s...
06/20/2019
Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named United States Poet Laureate for 2019! You can read some of Harjo's work in one of our own books, The Ecopoetry Anthology.
tupress.org/books/ecopoetry-anthology

The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.

06/19/2019
06/18/2019
Rollergirls: The Story of Flat Track Derby

Flat track roller derby is one of the country’s fastest growing sports. What started as a single league in Austin decades ago has grown into an international phenomenon with two thousand leagues around the world.

Melissa Kwasny talking PUTTING ON THE DOG: THE ANIMAL ORIGINS OF WHAT WE WEAR on The Weird History Podcast. ❤️
06/17/2019
The Weird History Podcast | weird, odd, and horrible history

Melissa Kwasny talking PUTTING ON THE DOG: THE ANIMAL ORIGINS OF WHAT WE WEAR on The Weird History Podcast. ❤️

Jun 16 2019199 Melissa Kwasny on Putting on the Dog Posted on June 16, 2019 by Joe Streckert in EpisodesTagged Historically Important Animals, Interviews Humans are the only animals to wear clothing, and much of that clothing is made out of other animals. In Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of...

06/16/2019
Thank you so much to Danny Anderson, Dr. Chiscano, Dr. Almaráz, Ms. Tamez and everyone at the Canary Islands Descendants...
06/15/2019

Thank you so much to Danny Anderson, Dr. Chiscano, Dr. Almaráz, Ms. Tamez and everyone at the Canary Islands Descendants Association-San Antonio for coming out to celebrate the publication of The Canary Islanders in Texas by Trinity University Press. And special thanks to the Granaderos and Claudia Guerra, cultural historian for the city of San Antonio for her fabulous presentation.

Happy Father's Day from Humans of San Antonio! What does everyone have planned this weekend?
06/13/2019

Happy Father's Day from Humans of San Antonio! What does everyone have planned this weekend?

Who’s out there grilling this summer?
06/13/2019
The Best New Barbecue Books of 2019 So Far

Who’s out there grilling this summer?

This year's crop of smoked-meat cookbooks includes everything from an 18th-century recipe to the latest techniques for unusual dishes.

Such sad news ...
06/10/2019

Such sad news ...

From President Trauth:

"Dear Texas State Community,

It saddens me greatly to share that Dr. Bill Wittliff, a Texas State Hero, and a dear friend, passed away on June 9, 2019.

Bill and his wife, Dr. Sally Wittliff, founded The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in 1986 to create a special collections research archive, library, and exhibition gallery focused entirely on the creative spirit of Texas and the Southwest. Because of their continued support, today The Wittliff includes more than 500 special collections in literature, photography, music, and film, and attracts visitors, researchers, and lifelong learners from around the globe. It stands as a tribute to Bill’s legacy.

Bill was a gifted writer, filmmaker, photographer, artist, and visionary. He was an inspiration to all who knew him, but particularly to our students. During special programs at The Wittliff attended by hundreds of people of all ages, Bill could usually be found in the corner of the room surrounded by students as he patiently answered questions about the creative process.

Because of Bill and Sally’s generosity and vision, people from across the U.S. and around the world have come to know Texas State through the remarkable collections of The Wittliff.

We mourn Bill’s passing and send our deepest condolences to Sally and the Wittliff family."

Photo by Joe O'Connell

Happy birthday to Peter Brown! Photographer to the book Hometown Texas, he took photos from all corners of the state to ...
06/05/2019

Happy birthday to Peter Brown! Photographer to the book Hometown Texas, he took photos from all corners of the state to show the intricacies and character of small-town Texas!

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