From Saloons to Steak Houses

Black beans and vice in Florida’s Cigar City “This rollicking ride through Tampa history captures the flavor of the city through the stories of some of its most colorful and legendary people and places. From bootleggers and jook joints to labor strikes and sit-ins, this is social history at its finest.”—Janine Farver, former executive director, … Continue reading From Saloons to Steak Houses

This Day in Florida History

Short takes on five centuries of history “Takes readers on a 365-day virtual tour through Florida’s 500-year history, from the first documented encounters of Indigenous peoples and Spanish colonial explorer-conquistadors through the Space Age and beyond. Expertly researched and written by professional historians, each entry reconstructs a key moment from Florida’s famously weird, frequently tumultuous … Continue reading This Day in Florida History

The Last Resort

Remembering the golden age of an immigrant community “Bravo to Monroe for capturing this little-known postwar period of South Beach history. The photographs are wonderful. Monroe’s accompanying text is personal and poignant, and it resonates.”—Allan Shulman, editor of The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida “From the mid-1950s through the 1970s, the barrier … Continue reading The Last Resort

Tossed to the Wind

After the storm, a community comes together   “Provides compelling narratives about the harrowing experiences of Puerto Ricans on the island during Hurricane Maria, the many failures of the government in addressing the crisis both there and among evacuees in the United States, and their resilience in searching for solutions.”—Elizabeth Garcia, author of Healing Memories: Puerto … Continue reading Tossed to the Wind

Quarantine Reads from University Press of Florida

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

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Florida Book Awards!

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!

2019 Florida Historical Society Award Winners

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

Miami Book Fair International 2019

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