Today we’re spreading the #NextUP bookseller love! This last day of the UP Week blog tour turns our attention to local booksellers that make great contributions to our academic community, supporting university press books and authors and promoting the work we all do.
We’re giving a shout-out to Books & Books, an independent bookstore with several locations in South Florida, and the Miami Book Fair, an internationally renowned literary festival cofounded by Books & Books owner/founder Mitchell Kaplan in 1984.
This weekend (November 18–20), the University Press of Florida and several of our authors will be participating in the 2022 Miami Book Fair. If you are attending the fair, we hope you’ll visit our booth and catch our authors at these book presentations!
Saturday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.
In Person | Craig Pittman (Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida’s Most Famous Endangered Species) and Clay Henderson (Forces of Nature: A History of Florida Land Conservation) will be in conversation with author Anne McCrary Sullivan and an Everglades National Park Service ranger.
Sunday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m.
In Person | Andrew T. Huse and Jeff Houck will discuss their new book The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers.
Today we’re also looking back on recent events with our authors that have been hosted by Books & Books. We’ve included recordings of the events, where available.
Anjanette Delgado and contributors to Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness.
Bob Beatty, author of Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East, in conversation with John Lynskey, director of archives for the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, GA.
Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria, editors of Cuba’s Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy, in conversation with Dr. Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute and professor of anthropology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University.
David Powell, author of Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles, in conversation with Dr. Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute and professor of anthropology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University.
Tyler Gillespie, author of The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State, in conversation with Jan Becker, author of The Sunshine Chronicles.
Our thanks to everyone at Books & Books and to the staff and volunteers of the Miami Book Fair for making these events possible, and for supporting the work of University Press of Florida and other university presses around the world.