UNC Press: A Literary History

Over the past 100 years, North Carolina authors — scholars and chefs, photographers and naturalists — have found a place to celebrate their communities and tell their stories at UNC Press. These are the titles that helped shape the people’s press.

100 Years of the People’s Press

The University of North Carolina Press began in 1922 with a mission to publish books that help people understand the South. One century and thousands of publications later, it’s still educating, engaging, and inspiring readers.

Collecting Carolina: A Photo Essay

From UNC Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library — housing what’s believed to be the largest library collection in the country devoted to a single state — to personal troves of duck decoys, pottery pieces, trains, tractors, and more: Meet the passionate collectors who curate the past and present, the serious and curious, the tangible items that tell the story of life in North Carolina.