Notre Dame Press Book Festival and Dirty Book Sale


Location: Hesburgh Library (View on

The Dirty Book Sale is back and better than ever! In addition to the sale, which features incredible prices on overstock, dusty, or slightly damaged books, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to host the first annual Notre Dame Press Book Festival. The Festival will feature book events, a publishing workshop, autographed books, and prizes. Select overstock books will be $3 for paperbacks and $5 for hardbacks. (Only debit and credit cards will be accepted.)

For all details, including the full lineup of talks, see the event announcement.

Summary of the talks

Wednesday, Nov. 6:

  • Dr. David T. Gura, 1:00 PM, “History, Formation, And Bibliographic Oddities Of The Medieval Manuscripts Of The University Of Notre Dame”, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge
  • Eli Bortz, 5:30 PM, “Demystifying Scholarly Publishing Workshop”, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge
  • Robert Schmuhl, 7:30 PM, The Glory And The Burden Book Talk, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge

Thursday, Nov. 7:

  • Scott Gwara, 5:00 PM, "Professor Ege. With The Knife. In The Library. Solving The Murder Of 200 Medieval And Renaissance Manuscripts In Twentieth-Century America”, Hesburgh Library 102, Rare Books And Special Collections (sponsored By The Medieval Institute and Hesburgh Library)
  • Todd Tucker, 7:30 PM, Notre Dame Vs. The Klan Book Talk, Hesburgh Library Scholars Lounge