Awards for Our Florida Books and Authors

Congratulations to our many authors who are recognized in this year's Florida Book Awards and Florida Historical Society Awards. All of the winning books can be purchased with a discount in our spring sale using code SPR21, valid through June 30. Florida Book Awards Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards … Continue reading Awards for Our Florida Books and Authors

Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Use code AAPIHM for discount prices and free shipping through May 31. Yamato Colony: The Pioneers Who Brought Japan to FloridaRyusuke KawaiTranslated by John Gregersen and Reiko Nishioka Florida Historical Society Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award Opening a window onto the little-known Japanese-American heritage of Florida, Yamato Colony is the true tale of … Continue reading Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

In Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life, Gavin Larsen—a former professional ballet dancer—describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist. Get … Continue reading Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

Dog Research – At Home Edition

By Amanda Burtt, coeditor of Dogs: Archaeology Beyond Domestication. This book is available at a discount price through June 30, 2021. Order here and use code SAA21 at checkout. As an archaeologist, I am used to spending my work life in a laboratory setting and then venturing out in the warmer months for field work. However, … Continue reading Dog Research – At Home Edition

Call for Papers | Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature

Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature, a journal published by UF Press, is dedicating the Spring 2022 issue to a special topic: Sacred Texts and Images from Africa and the African Diaspora Submissions deadline: October 1, 2021 Guest editors: Benjamin Hebblethwaite (hebble@ufl.edu) and Kole Odutola (kodutola@ufl.edu) For more information and to submit, click … Continue reading Call for Papers | Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature

Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

“We know remarkably little about how the Shenandoah Valley’s African Americans negotiated the vexing uncertainties of secession, civil war, and Reconstruction. This compelling and accessibly written narrative foregrounds the struggles of freedom-seeking enslaved persons in America’s most turbulent era.”—Brian Matthew Jordan, author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War“A groundbreaking study that demonstrates … Continue reading Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

On April 17, 1961, Cuban exiles backed by the CIA came together to try to overthrow Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. Most of the approximately 1,500 men of Brigade 2506 were captured by Castro’s forces in Cuban swamps and jailed until December 1962. About 114 died. Now available in paperback, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of … Continue reading 60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter