Lea County Museum Press Books published by the Lea County Museum Press are
Lea, New Mexico’s Last Frontier by Gil Hinshaw
Frontier Land, Pioneer Spirit: Essays on Lea County New Mexico by Jim Harris
The Grandma Hobbs Affair: Remembering the Love Affair Between a Little Old Lady and Her City by Joe Byers
Love, Death, and the Plains: Historical Narratives of Lea County edited by Peter Mladinic and Joe Byers
Lovington Survivor on the High Plains by Gil Hinshaw
Lost in Lea: Southeast New Mexico Poems by Peter Mladinic
From the Bull Barn to Bucking Broncos: Seven Decades of Lea County Fair & Rodeo & The Open Range Cowboy Association by Jim Harris and David L. Minton
Lea County Pioneer Profiles by David L. Minton
Ethnic Lea: Southeast New Mexico Stories edited by Peter Mladinic, Tueredia McBride, Amy Perales, and Jim Harris
Crude Oil Stories, This Ain’t No Bull by Armando Arenivas
The Light Side of Little Texas by Uyless Black
Dressed for Winter by Peter Mladinic
Way Before Daylight Long After Dark: A New Mexico Rancher’s Story by Carl Lane Johnson
My War by Joe Byers
Water and Rock by Jim Harris and Glen Sorestad
Falling Awake in Lovington by Charles Behlen and Peter Mladinic
The Lea County Museum Press, an entity of the Lea County Museum, documented the history of Lea County, New Mexico in literary works. These works cover topics ranging from oil, ranching, and agriculture to business, education, religion, and housing. They reflect the lives of Lea's citizens today and in the remote and recent past.
Love, Death, and the Plains is an account of people who settled in Lea at the turn of the twentieth century, and established stores, churches, schools, and ranched and farmed in what became Lea County.
Ethnic Lea, personal narratives of people who were outside the cultural mainstream, was five years in the making. The only book of its kind, Ethnic Lea documents an important part of Lea County History.
Joe Byers' book is about his grandmother whose family settled in Hobbs, and for whom Hobbs was named.
U.D. Black's book is an entertaining account of growing up in Lovington.
Armando Arenivas's book is a firsthand account of the oilfield.
Jim Harris and Glen Sorestad's collection of poems explores Lea's connections to other parts of the North American continent.
Other books tell stories of ranchers, teachers, people in business, in politics, and people forging a life for themselves and their families. All are under the imprint of the Lea County Museum Press.