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Penn Press Expands Partnership with De Gruyter, Making Upward of 1,250 Formerly Out-of-Print Titles Available Again

April 28, 2015

This year, more than 1,250 formerly out-of-print works from the University of Pennsylvania Press will be available again for purchase as ebooks and print-on-demand editions.

"Thanks to this partnership, Penn Press is able to mark the 125th anniversary of its founding by making the span of its scholarly publishing history accessible to contemporary readers and researchers," says Eric Halpern, director of Penn Press.

Penn Press publishes in the humanities and social sciences, focusing strongly on American and European history and literature as well as such multidisciplinary fields as human rights, urban studies, and religious studies. One of the first books published by Penn Press, in 1899, was a milestone: The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, by W. E. B. Du Bois.

"We're thrilled to be offering such a large number of formerly out-of-print works. This Anniversary Collection of Penn Press books will be an important resource for researchers worldwide who will gain access to this rich history of scholarship and inspiration on De Gruyter's content platform," says Carsten Buhr, managing director of De Gruyter.