This coming weekend will be an extremely busy one for Penn Press staff. Not only to we host our annual Open House on Saturday, May 17. We’ll also be participating in the Philadelphia Book Festival which runs from the 17th to the 18th of May.
University of Pennsylvania Press Open House
Saturday, May 17
4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania
3905 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Please call Ellen Trachtenberg at 215-898-1674 for more information
In the Penn Press Open House tradition, visitors will have the opportunity to meet Press editors, learn about the publishing process, and enjoy refreshments provided by Picnic, all within the restored Victorian mansion that serves as home to the Press. This year, in celebration of the release of Almost a Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the 1980 Phillies by William C. Kashatus, open house guests will have the chance to win tickets to a Phillies game. There will be other give-aways as well. All guests will receive a Penn Press tote bag.
Philadelphia Book Festival
Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
(between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Both Kashatus and Neil Lanctot, author of Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution, will be at the Penn Press tent at the Philadelphia Book Festival to sign copies of their work and discuss baseball history. The Kashatus book signing begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. Lanctot will be available to sign books beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18.