Florida Native Plant Society 2021

The Florida Native Plant Society 40th Annual Conference takes place virtually this weekend. If you are attending the conference, view our virtual booth here. Read on for highlights of our gardening book sale. Shop All Books in Our Gardening Sale Use code FNPS21 for discounts and free shipping. The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and … Continue reading Florida Native Plant Society 2021

The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition:   “The conception of the simple sea cow is being turned on its head by the recent work of Roger L. Reep. . . . Where earlier scientists saw in the manatee’s brain the evidence of deficient intelligence, Dr. Reep sees evolution’s shaping of an animal perfectly adapted to its environment.”—New York … Continue reading The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

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

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

The Art of Birds

Captivating views of birdlife “The Art of Birds matches deeply evocative photographs to the best observations of Florida birdlife from past centuries. The book left me with a fresh desire to explore our parks and public lands anew, to feel how wild birds make the place.”—Eric Draper, director, Florida State Parks “Stunning; brilliant! The Art of Birds is … Continue reading The Art of Birds

The Thing about Florida Virtual Book Tour

Register for one of these upcoming virtual events to meet Tyler Gillespie, author of The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State, which will be published in April 2021 by the University Press of Florida. For details and information on how to join these events, view our calendar or click the links below the image. … Continue reading The Thing about Florida Virtual Book Tour

The Palmetto Book

The natural and cultural history of an iconic plant   “To be in palmetto hammocks, coastal marshes, swamp forests, wet prairies, or revegetating cane breaks with Jono Miller is to walk into a world of wonder. His exuberance, intelligence, humor, and wisdom are as wild and awesome as the cabbage palm itself. If palmettos could talk, they … Continue reading The Palmetto Book

Florida Scrub-Jay

A portrait of a species on the brink “I loved this book. It’s the extraordinary story of an extraordinary bird. Walters has written a powerful and poignant ode to the jay itself and the scrub it depends on—a subtle but beguiling habitat that’s vanishing rapidly, stolen by development, mining, and citrus groves—and also to the remarkable … Continue reading Florida Scrub-Jay