Books For Dad This Father’s Day

Father’s day is just around the corner and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, we have you covered! Browse our selection of books that could make the perfect Father’s Day gift. If you don’t see anything on this list you can always browse all of our books by subject so you can choose the perfect title.

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For the Basketball Fan

Together: The Amazing Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2021–2022 Season by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, Matt Bowers

Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Athletics

“This team was special. They will never forget what they accomplished this year. And they created them together.”—from the foreword by Head Coach Hubert Davis

“The authors are the ultimate UNC-CH insiders. . . . Their access to the behind-the-scenes story of the 2021-22 season is born out in revelation after revelation throughout the book.“—Wiley Cash, The Assembly NC

For the Grill Master

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue by Adrian Miller

– 2022 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Reference, History and Scholarship)
-Finalist, 2022 International Association of Culinary Professionals Book Award in Literary and Historical Food Writing
-2022 Colorado Book Awards (History)
-A Garden and Gun Best Book of 2021

Black Smoke chronicles a rich culinary contribution . . . [Miller] details the history of barbecue back to its Indigenous roots in pre-Columbian days, and recounts how it became part of the culture of enslaved Africans.”—New York Times

For the Armchair Historian

A New History of the American South edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage. Laura F. Edwards and Jon Sensbach, associate editors

A Ferris & Ferris book

“An important book for anyone interested in Southern history. . . . To learn of the South’s past as it is viewed today by leading historians, this is the book to read.”—Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)

“The thought-provoking and expert essays of represent expansive views of Southern history—beyond the period-focused notions of the region that often appear in history and literature. . . . Drawing parallels between the past and present, [these essays] eschew easy narratives to capture the contradictions of Southern life.”—Foreword Reviews

For the Music Lover

Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk by David Menconi

-2023 North Carolina Humanities “North Carolina Reads” Selection
-2020 North Caroliniana Society Book Award
-First Runner-Up, 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Culture)

“100 years of sound. From American Idol to Nina Simone, NC’s rich musical legacy thrives. . . . Not every state can merit a hefty book about its music history, or fill an index with so many well-known names.”—News & Observer

For the Hiker

Southern Gateways Guides

Southern Gateways Guides offer a fresh, comprehensive, and always reliable approach to our unique region. From outdoors and nature guides, to beautifully illustrated references on flora and fauna, and travel guides to exciting destinations, these insightful books have something for anyone who wants to experience the South to the fullest. Written by leading experts and seasoned professionals, these essential companions to southern living give you the tools and inspiration to see the region anew, whether you’ve lived here your whole life or you’re visiting for the first time.