Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Dirty Book Sale

- (part of a series)

Location: Hesburgh Library Concourse (View on map )

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We are thrilled to host our annual Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Book Sale on Notre Dame’s campus as part of University Press Week! This year, the festival will include incredible deals both in person and on our website, several book events, and many giveaways. Learn more about the Book Festival at

The Book Sale component of our Book Festival will take place between 10 am and 6 pm on November 9th and 10th in the Hesburgh Library Concourse. This sale features prices as low as $3 paperbacks and $5 hardbacks. You can also purchase signed copies or our newest releases at a 40% discount.

The Book Festival also features three events. The schedule of these events is below:

Latinx Poetry: A Conversation with Four Award-Winning Poets Sponsored by Letras Latinas

November 9th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

David Campos,
Felicia Zamora,
Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes,
Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Moderated by Francisco Aragón

Andrés Montoya, the late Chicano poet from Fresno, CA, was the author of two books and the winner of several prizes. A biennial award established in 2004 in his memory, the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize is a partnership between Notre Dame Press and the Institute for Latino Studies that supports the publication of a first book by a Latinx poet in the United States. This Latinx Poetry session gathers the four most recent winners of the Prize, who will discuss how the Prize has impacted their literary trajectories. They will also read from their work and reflect on current trends in Latinx poetry. The session will be introduced and moderated by Francisco Aragón, ILS faculty member and director of Letras Latinas.


Careers in Publishing: A Conversation with Notre Dame Press Staff

November 10th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Steve Wrinn - Director
Kathryn Pitts - Marketing and Publicity Director
Rachel Kindler -  Assistant Acquisitions Editor
David Juarez - Assistant Production Editor

Join members of the Notre Dame Press staff as they discuss the field of academic publishing and how they can introduce students to and provide on-the-job training for a career in publishing.


Notre Dame History: A Conversation with Rev. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C. and Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

November 10th, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Fr. Thomas E. Blantz C.S.C.
Fr. Edward A. Malloy C.S.C.
Moderated by Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings leads Revs. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C. and Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C. through a conversation about the history of the University of Notre Dame. Listen to these esteemed scholars and dedicated holy cross priests tell stories about their more than 100 combined years of service and leadership at Notre Dame.


The entirety of the Notre Dame Book Festival is free and open to all. For more information, contact Steffi Hoffman at