- Winthrop University has selected "Spare Parts" by Joshua Davis as its Common Book for the 2017-18 academic year.
- Since 2011, Winthrop has used its Common Book to emphasize global awareness through the Global Learning Initiative.
Winthrop University, "Freshmen Will Learn About “Spare Parts” in Upcoming Common Book" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 98.