As the COVID-19 pandemic brings about significant changes in the daily lives of our readers, University Press of Florida is pleased to offer a selection of free eBooks for those in need of a good book during this time. You can enjoy these ten “Quarantine Reads” for free on eReaders such as Kindle, Nook, and … Continue reading Quarantine Reads from University Press of Florida
The Florida Book Awards are given every year to the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida. Chosen by juries in 11 categories, the awards are coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries. We are excited that four books published by the University Press of Florida are among the winners this year, alongside many … Continue reading Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Florida Book Awards!
A kayaking adventure for the books “A tale of an epic journey that truly captures the mystique and the complexity of Florida’s longest river. I am ready to grab my paddle to further experience the waters of our mighty St. Johns.”—Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper “Whaley’s insights on the St. Johns River are … Continue reading Journey of a River Walker
The surprising story of Florida’s Japanese settlers “Provide[s] a new narrative of the Japanese immigrant, one that has not been told before this. . . . Much to be admired.”—Shukan New York Seikatsu “A rare find, this book delivers what it promises as nonfiction that explains the history of Japanese emigration to America and other … Continue reading Yamato Colony
The Florida Historical Society has an extensive honors program recognizing significant contributions to knowledge of our state. We are pleased to announce our four award-winning books in this year’s competition. CHARLTON TEBEAU AWARD Named in honor of the late Charlton W. Tebeau, longtime University of Miami history professor and author of the acclaimed book A … Continue reading 2019 Florida Historical Society Award Winners
We traveled to Miami, Florida, last week for the annual Miami Book Fair International to display and sell some of our books on history, gardening, cooking, art, photography, outdoor activities, literature, and much more. Several of our authors were featured speakers at the fair, and it was great to visit with everyone who stopped by … Continue reading Miami Book Fair International 2019
“This old Florida boy has been waiting for such a book for a coon’s age. I learned a lot about the origins of our state’s symbols and laughed a lot while reading. It’s a great combination, like butter and grits.”—Jeff Klinkenberg, author of Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life “An iconoclast, Lane enjoys slaying … Continue reading Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies