The UPF marketing team traveled to Tallahassee last weekend to display our books at the 2016 Word of South Festival of Literature and Music! This year marks Word of South’s second annual festival following its inaugural event in 2015.

We had a great time meeting book and music enthusiasts from Tallahassee and across the state, and showcasing and selling our selection of books on Florida history, culture, gardening, photography, art, food, and outdoor adventure that we sold at special discount prices.

Over 500 attendees joined us on this beautiful, sunny weekend in Tallahassee’s Cascades Park. A few UPF authors even stopped by to say hello, including Leslie Poole, author of Saving Florida, who was also a featured speaker at the festival.

We also featured our many Florida Book Award winners, such as this year’s winners:  George Merrick, Son of the South Wind by Arva Moore Parks, Challenge and Change by June Melby Benowitz, and Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home by Tameka Bradley Hobbs.

Thanks to everyone who came by and visited our booth!



Here are some of UPF’s books from our diverse selection at the festival:

Everglades: America’s Wetland by Mac Stone




Uelsmann Untitled: A Retrospective by Jerry Uelsmann





Spies and Shuttles: NASA’s Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA by James E. David







The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet by Lyn Millner







Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking by Peggy Sias Lantz






Healing Plants: Medicine of the Florida Seminole Indians by Alice Micco Snow & Susan Enns Stans






You can check out the all books we brought with us at the festival at our Word of South virtual booth.

If you missed the event, don’t worry—all our books are on sale in our Moms, Dads, and Grads Sale! Visit and use the code MDG16 at checkout.

All books are up to 40% off with $1 per book shipping. The sale ends June 19.


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