University Press of Florida Celebrates 75 Years

Founded in 1945, the University Press of Florida has published over 2,500 books since its inception and currently releases approximately 80 new titles each year. Join us in celebrating 75 years of excellence in book publishing with a year of special events, activities, and offers. Subscribe to our Enews for updates.

Book Sale

All University Press of Florida books are available at discount prices through June 30 in honor of our anniversary year. Order on our website and use code UPF75 for up to 40% off and FREE SHIPPING.

Need reading ideas? We suggest starting with the new books in our Spring & Summer 2020 season.


We've put together this special issue to celebrate the incredible growth and many accomplishments of the University Press of Florida since its founding in 1945. Take a look to check out our bestselling books over the past 75 years, see vintage photos from the press archives, and learn about the transformation of book publishing over the last four decades through an interview with some of our longtime staff members.

Open House Event

75th Anniversary Open House
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Thanks to all of our readers, panelists, and staff members who had been planning to join us. We hope to celebrate with you at a later date.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
University of Florida Smathers Library, Room 100
Gainesville, Florida

This Day in Florida History

Published in connection with University Press of Florida's 75th anniversary, This Day in Florida History is a 365-day tour through five centuries of Florida history. Featuring one entry per day of the year, this book is a fun and enlightening collection of moments that illustrate the depth and complexity of the state's past. The book is available here.