Penn State University Press unveils new titles for fall/winter 2017

May 08, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Press has announced its fall/winter 2017 catalog, featuring more than 40 new releases. The press continues its long tradition of publishing high quality and insightful scholarship in the fields of animal studies, art history, rhetoric and communication studies, medieval and early modern studies, and more.

The season’s trade titles include Heather Swan’s “Where Honeybees Thrive,” a lyrical blend of nonfiction and visual art investigating the worldwide plight of honeybees and the humans who work to save them; “Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide to Living in a College Town,” a collection of humorist Russell Frank’s columns on life in Happy Valley; and “Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium” by two Penn State experts, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Harry H. West and Librarian Emeritus Lee Stout.

A revised and expanded edition of the perennially popular “Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic” by State College mycologist Bill Russell will also be available this fall.

“Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium” is currently available for preorder through Wednesday, May 31, at a special price of $20 (tax and shipping included). For additional information, visit or call Kathleen Scholz-Jaffe at 814-867-2224. 

To see all of Penn State University Press’s forthcoming fall/winter 2017 titles, visit

  • Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium
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Last Updated May 08, 2017