Branstrom Book Prize DetailS

Branstrom Freshman Prize recipients may select a book prize, which will include an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation. Branstrom Freshman Prize recipients may obtain their book prize from their campus bookstore; details are below.

Ann Arbor Branstrom Freshman Book Prize

Ann Arbor Branstrom Freshman Book Prize recipients are eligible to select a book prize from the list provided. To assist students with their selection, Barnes & Noble at the University of Michigan, located in Pierpont Commons (North Campus), will have these books on display. Ann Arbor students will be sent an email and asked to complete a Google Form by March 11 that includes their book selection and a pickup location, either the bookstore on North Campus or at the Registrar’s Office on Central Campus. Books will be available for pickup Wednesday, March 20 through Friday, March 29, 2019.

For bookstore hours, please visit their website

Phone: 734–668–6022

The Registrar’s Office, located in LS&A Suite 5000, is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Along with the book prize, recipients will receive an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation.

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Dearborn Branstrom Freshman Book Prize

Dearborn Branstrom Freshman Book Prize recipients are eligible to select a book prize from the list provided. To assist students with their selection, the University of Michigan-Dearborn Bookstore, located at 4901 Evergreen, will have these books on display. Dearborn students will be sent an email survey from the bookstore asking them to pre-select a book so that it can be available for pickup beginning Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 29, 2019. The bookstore is open:

Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Phone: 313–593–5551

Along with the book prize, recipients will receive an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation.

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Flint Branstrom Freshman Book Prize

Flint Branstrom Freshman Book Prize recipients are eligible to select a book prize from the list provided. To assist students with their selection, the University of Michigan-Flint Bookstore, located at 303 South Saginaw Street, 106 Pavilion, will have these books on display and available for pickup beginning Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 29, 2019. Please stop by the bookstore with your student ID and let the bookseller know you are a Branstrom recipient.

The bookstore is open:

For bookstore hours, please visit their website

Phone: 810–762–3030

Along with the book prize, recipients will receive an inscribed bookplate with their name, the award, and the date of the Honors Convocation.

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William J. Branstrom Freshman Book Prize Selection—March 2019

  • American Medical Association: American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
  • Arnason/Mansfield: History of Modern Art
  • Bartlett/O’Brien: Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
  • Bennett: The Book of Virtues
  • Burkholder/Grout/Palisca: History of Western Music
  • Chmura/Consolino: Historic Photos of the University of Michigan
  • Collins: Collins Robert French Unabridged Dictionary
  • King: The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume 7
  • Larousse: Larousse Advanced Dictionary: French-English/English-French
  • MacAulay: The New Way Things Work
  • Merriam-Webster: Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus
  • Mosby: Mosby’s Medical Dictionary
  • North Holland: Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths
  • Norton: Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry
  • Oxford: Oxford Atlas of the World
  • Oxford: Oxford Spanish Dictionary
  • Shakespeare: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Tolkien: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Pocket Set
  • University of Chicago Press: Chicago Manual of Style

Ann Arbor students, please note:

  • you must complete the selection form by March 11 in order for your book to be available;
  • you must designate your pick-up location, either the bookstore on North Campus or the Registrar’s Office on Central Campus; and
  • the last date to pick up your book is Friday, March 29, 2019.
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