For Your Road Trip – Staff Picks

For Your Road Trip – Staff Picks

We asked Arcadia Publishing and The History Press staff to share their favorite beach reads and here are a few they thought would make great reads for wherever your summer takes you. Tennessee’s Dixie Highway: The Cline Postcards The Dixie Highway, constructed in the early decades of the 20th century, once stretched from the shores […]

A Glimpse of Harper Lee and her Hometown, Monroeville

A Glimpse of Harper Lee and her Hometown, Monroeville

We’re so excited for this week’s release of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman, which follows the same beloved characters thirty years after To Kill a Mockingbird ends. The setting of Maycomb was a character in and of itself in To Kill a Mockingbird; this small town came alive in the very first […]

Editors by Day, Booksellers by Night: Meet the Founders of Itinerant Literate Books

Editors by Day, Booksellers by Night: Meet the Founders of Itinerant Literate Books

Two  of the History Press’s very own editors – Christen Thompson and Julia Turner – have recently become booksellers.  They are the founders of Itinerant Literate Books, a pop-up bookshop and custom book event designer with plans to expand into a bookmobile here in Charleston, South Carolina. Even though they are crazy busy editing books […]

Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida–Author Guest Post

Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida–Author Guest Post

Today is July 10th, 2015 and the 140th birthday anniversary of one of Florida’s strongest Civil Rights activist, Mary McLeod Bethune. To pay tribute to Mrs. Bethune, we invited Dr. Ashley N. Robertson, the leading scholar on Mrs. Bethune’s life and current curator and director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation-National Historic Landmark at the Bethune-Cookman […]

Dads Love Local Contest Results

Dads Love Local Contest Results

Recently Arcadia Publishing and The History Press ran a display contest for local retailers that challenged them to create outstanding store displays for Father’s Day featuring local products. The Dads Love Local contest ran through Friday, June 19th, and was open to any independent retailer. The winner, chosen by a panel of Arcadia and History […]

It’s Beer Season in Portland!!!

It’s Beer Season in Portland!!!

There is a barrel full of Craft Beer Weeks occurring across the country over the next month. Drink in the changes that have been brewing in those cities with our mini beer blog series. Steven Shomler, author of the brand new Portland Beer Stories and Portland Food Cart Stories, wraps up the series with a […]

Meet the Author of Mississippi Moonshine Politics

Meet the Author of Mississippi Moonshine Politics

Meet Janice Branch Tracy–author of Mississippi Moonshine Politics: For most states, the repeal of prohibition meant a return to a state of legally drunken normalcy, but not so in Mississippi. The Magnolia State went dry over a decade before the nation, leaving bootleggers to establish political and financial holds they were unwilling to lose. For […]

Gallant Fox and the Origin of the Triple Crown

Gallant Fox and the Origin of the Triple Crown

With excitement building for the 2015 Belmont Stakes, we asked Kimberly Gatto, author of Belmont Park: The Championship Track, to give us historical perspective on this third race in the Triple Crown. All photos are courtesy of the Belair Stable Museum. On Saturday, June 6, horse racing fans will hold their collective breaths as the bay […]