Forces of Nature

"Clay Henderson [is] the undisputed expert on land conservation law in Florida."—Orlando Sentinel “Anyone who wants to learn more about Florida’s struggle to conserve its many unique natural landscapes will want to read this book. In addition to introducing the historical cast of characters who engaged in land conservation in Florida, Henderson reviews recent land conservation … Continue reading Forces of Nature

Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition: “A great all-in-one paddling guide—with everything from the state’s best water trails to nitty-gritty advice about weather, equipment and supplies.”—Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys   “A colorful, comprehensive guide to paddling Florida’s extensive waterways.”—Gainesville Sun   “Whether you are a novice at the sport or experienced, this book should be required reading.”—Fish’n & … Continue reading Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State, Second Edition

Writing for the Public Good

“An inspiring collection. The essays of David R. Colburn and Senator Bob Graham beg us to answer the contemporary questions: What does it mean to be a Floridian, and who is up to bat in the coming decades? It is a must-read for every mindful soul in the Sunshine State.”—Nashid Madyun, executive director, Florida Humanities “These … Continue reading Writing for the Public Good

Presidios of Spanish West Florida

“Using extensive archaeological, historic, and archival data, Bense summarizes and integrates the data collected into a synthesis of how and where Spain first occupied and used the Pensacola area. Relevant for anyone interested in the long-term process of colonization and ethnogenesis. A superb example of how the public can be integrated into a long-term archaeological … Continue reading Presidios of Spanish West Florida

Home in Florida

Meet the writers! Check here for more information on upcoming events.Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. | Anjanette Delgado and Patricia Engel at the Doral YardSaturday, November 20, 6:00p.m. | Anjanette Delgado, Richard Blanco, Jennine Capó Crucet, Ariel Francisco, Ana Menéndez, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Achy Obejas, and Isvett Verde at the Miami Book Fair “Shimmering … Continue reading Home in 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!

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