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!

More Free Classics Now Available in Open Books Series

The LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, launched the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series this past November. This series makes available for free 39 classic out of print books on the region under an Open Access model. It is funded by the … Continue reading More Free Classics Now Available in Open Books Series

October 2017 Paperback Releases

Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida By Cathy Salustri “[Salustri] delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested interstates and explore the state’s towns and cities.”—New York Times “Across 5,000 miles of Florida back roads, Salustri shows readers the state’s hidden gems, uncovering … Continue reading October 2017 Paperback Releases

Before the Pioneers

“In this riveting account, Frank moves beyond stories of recent development to uncover the deep history of a place profoundly shaped by mound-builders, slaves, raiders, and traders. This book will change the way you think about Florida history.”—Christina Snyder, author of Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America “A marvelous … Continue reading Before the Pioneers

Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

“Engaging, humorous, and touching. As we meet this crazy real-life cast, Lee shows us that the true character of those on the frontlines of the fight against wildlife crime is integrity and a commitment to protect animals and landscapes.”—Laurel A. Neme, author of Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes … Continue reading Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

Flash Sale: Music Everywhere

Congratulations to former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on his induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame! The ceremony will be held today in Gainesville, Florida, as part of the annual Convening Culture Conference held by the state Division of Cultural Affairs. Read about Felder’s early years making music in Florida in Music Everywhere: The … Continue reading Flash Sale: Music Everywhere