Academic Book Week to return

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Academic Book Week – the week-long celebration of the diversity, variety and influence of academic books throughout history – is returning for a fourth year from 4 to 9 March 2019.

Created for all those who read, write, publish, sell or work with academic books, this year’s Academic Book Week will focus on 'popular banned academic books'. 

The Booksellers Association is calling on academics, booksellers, publishers, libraries, institutions and researchers to host events, in line with the week’s goal to make academic books more accessible to a wider general audience.

From debates, workshops and seminars to exhibitions and competitions, Academic Book Week aims to open up a dialogue between the makers, providers and readers of academic books, and to increase awareness of the academic book (especially in the arts and humanities), alerting policy-makers to its importance as part of the intellectual ecosystem of the UK.

Academic Book Week 2019 is being coordinated by the Booksellers Association in partnership with University College London.

To register an event or for more information visit or email

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