BRIT Press News Archive


    17 JUL 2014

    BRIT is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new online store, Shop BRIT ( This store allows BRIT to reach out to its customers to provide an efficient way to purchase BRIT publications, with other BRIT products to be added in the future. We hope you will visit Shop BRIT, take a look around, and make a purchase if you see something you like. Of course, if you’re in town you are always welcome to visit BRIT and make purchases in person as well! Happy shopping!


    01 AUG 2013

    BRIT Press is proud to announce the publication of Wildflowers & Grasses of Virginia's Coastal Plain. The book was sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society and is the brainchild of Helen Hamilton -- a botanist, Master Gardener and native plant enthusiast -- and Gustavus Hall, a retired biology professor from the College of William & Mary.
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    01 FEB 2013

    In the Press's newest release, The Hunter-Gatherer Within: Health and the Natural Human Diet, BRIT Research Associate George Diggs, Jr. and colleague Kerry Brock have tapped the wisdom of our human genetics and our history as hunter-gatherers to guide us all toward a healthier tomorrow. Read more.


    07 JAN 2013

    If you haven't already heard, the long-awaited Flora of Virginia was finally published late last year. This magnificent work represents the first update to the state flora since Flora Virginica came out in 1762! Read more.


    23 NOV 2012

    The journal turned 50! Journal of The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (formerly Sida, Contributions to Botany) celebrated 50 years of continuous publication with Volume 6, Number 2. Read more about the history of this publication.


    12 OCT 2012

    We have received the third printing of the Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas. Get your copy hot off the press here!

    30 JUN 2012

    The BRIT Press has published the highly anticipated Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Peter Lesica has written a comprehensive field guide for the 2,500+ plant species in Montana. Get your copy here.


    01 FEB 2012

    The Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (JBRIT) broadens access of content.—JBRIT is widely distributed in hard copy to subscribers around the world. Earlier content of JBRIT (formerly Sida, Contributions to Botany), from 1962–2008, is also available in libraries in hard copy but is also available electronically via the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). Now BRIT and EBSCO Publishing have signed an agreement to distribute future JBRIT content through the online subscription database, EBSCO Discovery Service ( Current JBRIT content will continue to be made available and distributed in hard copy and on the BRIT website. This agreement grants EBSCO Publishing the non-exclusive right and license to reproduce, distribute reproductions of, display, publicly perform, and Adapt the Content [JBRIT] for purposes of incorporating the Content into the Products, and allowing the reproduction, distribution of reproductions of, the display of, public performance of, and adaptation of the Content as used in the Products.

    28 JAN 2012

    The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) is very pleased to inform you that A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Puerto Rico by Franklin S. Axelrod has been nominated by our international membership for its outstanding contribution to the literature of horticulture or botany. It is among 45 titles that the Awards Committee will now consider for the 13th Annual Literature Award.  You will find a list of all of this year's nominees at after all of the nominated titles have been received by the committee.