3 (Non-Book) Gifts to Get the Book Lover in Your Life

We may be biased, but we think books make great gifts. You can follow along on our social media platforms for ideas about UPM books to give this holiday season. But what do you get the person who already has everything, especially too many books? We’ve got some suggestions for you.

#1 Give a BOOKFRIENDS membership!

BOOKFRIENDS of the University Press of Mississippi supports the activities of UPM by sponsoring a variety of programs for its members and the public. BOOKFRIENDS donates a portion of its membership dues to the UPM New Horizons fund, which helps the Press underwrite its publishing costs. To learn more about the perks of being a BOOKFRIEND, click here.

#2 Gift a charitable, tax-deductible gift to University Press of Mississippi in their honor!

In thanks for a gift of $30 or more, we’ll send your honoree(s) a limited edition, Mississippi-made print with a handwritten note of acknowledgement.

#3 Get their name printed in a book!

For gifts of $5,000 or more, you can add your honoree’s name to the copyright page of a forthcoming publication such as
 A Past That Won’t Rest
Images of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
Photographs by Jim Lucas
Edited by Jane Hearn
Incredible photos documenting the struggle for social change in Mississippi

Delta Epiphany
Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi
Ellen B. Meacham
The story of Robert F. Kennedy’s consequential visit to the Mississippi Delta

 Deep South Dispatch
Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist
John N. Herbers with Anne Ferris Rosen
Foreword by Gene Roberts
A compelling memoir from the front lines of the civil rights movement

Walking Raddy
The Baby Dolls of New Orleans
Edited by Kim Vaz-Deville
Foreword by Karen Trahan Leathem
Scholars and artists respond to the modern resurgence of the Baby Doll tradition

Realizing Our Place
Real Southern Women in a Mythologized Land
Catherine Egley Waggoner and Laura Egley Taylor
An examination of the role myths of southern womanhood play in real women’s lives in the Mississippi Delta

A Cajun Girl’s Sharecropping Years
Viola Fontenot
Foreword by Cheré Dastugue Coen
A female perspective of sharecropping life

Sterling Hayden’s Wars
Lee Mandel
A biography of a master sailor, war hero, and one of the most unusual and troubled stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood

That Was Entertainment
The Golden Age of the MGM Musical
Bernard F. Dick
The extraordinary story of Arthur Freed and the mighty musical genius of MGM

Gary Larson and “The Far Side”
Kerry D. Soper
The first critical assessment of an American icon’s lasting achievement

Conversations with Will D. Campbell
Edited by Tom Royals
We are all bastards, but God loves anyway.”

Southern Writers on Writing
Edited by Susan Cushman
Foreword by Alan Lightman
A collection of essays for writers, readers, and lovers of all things southern

The Racial Divide in American Medicine
Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care
Edited by Richard D. DeShazo, MD, MACP
An exposure to the long history of separation, isolation, disparities, and eventual healing in southern healthcare

 Campaigns and Hurricanes
A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi
John M. Hilpert and Zachary M. Hilpert
The definitive guide to every presidential visit to the state of Mississippi

Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement
Elaine Allen Lechtreck
A study of white ministers who risked their pulpits and lives to challenge southern society

Click here to preview the complete list of titles forthcoming Spring/Summer 2018. We’ll be sure to send you and your honoree a copy of the book once it’s been published!

To inquire about other ways to give this holiday season, please contact ebandy@mississippi.edu. We would be delighted to brainstorm or discuss meaningful ways to give a charitable, tax-deductible gift to University Press of Mississippi! 

The perfect way to celebrate their love for books without further crowding up their shelves! Happy gifting!