University Presses Are Keeping American Literature Alive

From a New York Times guest essay by Margaret Renkl headlined “University Presses Are Keeping American Literature Alive”:

Last fall, I went around the house pulling out beloved books published by university presses because I was planning to write an essay about University Press Week, which falls during November every year. My stack of books grew high and calved into two stacks, and then again into three, all heaped in front of the bookcase next to my worktable. I had to nudge them aside every time I reached for another book. It got to where I hardly noticed them, even though they were in plain view all day long.