On Saturday, March 6, the University Press of Mississippi celebrated its 40th anniversary with an afternoon picnic held during the Oxford Conference for the Book. The day’s events culminated with a book signing and toast to UPM at Square Books in Oxford. These events were a kickoff to a year-long celebration of UPM’s 40 years of publishing.
The afternoon picnic was attended by festival-goers, UPM staff members, and longtime friends of the Press. The culminating event to the Conference for the Book was the party at Square Books featuring a birthday cake and champagne toast for UPM by Square Books owner Richard Howorth.
Click below to see UPM Director Leila Salisbury address the crowd at the picnic. Also after the jump are pictures from the event as Square Books.
see more videos at University Press of Mississippi