Alachua Branch hosts historic book launch

August 22, 2019

Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua Branch will host a book launch for Sudye Cauthen’s Florida’s Bellamy Road: A Place Remembered featuring a panel discussion of award-winning authors and contributors to the book at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at 14913 NW 140 St., Alachua.

Florida’s Bellamy Road: A Place Remembered chronicles the people and places of the region and features Barbara B. Gibbs’ photography. The book is a companion piece to Cauthen’s Southern Comforts: Rooted in a Florida Place, which won a Florida Book Award for nonfiction. Both books focus on Alachua’s town and countryside.

The panel will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Florida professor Jack E. Davis, fifth-generation Bellamy Road resident Jeff Means, Cauthen and Gibbs. This event is presented by the Alachua Friends of the Library. Copies of Cauthen’s book will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Rachel Cook at 352-334-3909.  

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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