Last weekend, UPF traveled to THREE different cities across Florida to display our diverse collection of books! We had staff in Daytona Beach for the Florida Native Plant Society conference, Orlando for the Florida Historical Society meeting, and Jupiter for the Florida Anthropological Society meeting.

In Daytona Beach, we had a great time meeting gardening and botany enthusiasts from all across Florida. There were around 300 attendees total!

We were also glad to see some of our authors, such as Roger Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida: A Companion for Gardeners, Ginny Stibolt, author of The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native LandscapeCraig Huegel, author of Native Florida Plants for Shady Landscapes, Walter Kingsley Taylor, author of Florida Wildflowers, Nathaniel Osborn, author of Indian River LagoonMarc Minno, author of Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants and W. Park Said, author of Landscapes and Hydrology of the Predrainage Everglades.

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Stibolt, who was also a speaker at the event, was honored at the conference with the Florida Native Plant Society Silver Palmetto Award for her outstanding contribution to the society.


We had fun at the Florida Historical Society meeting in Orlando where we displayed our large selection of books on Florida history, while also meeting historians in the field!

Bob Kealing, author of Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock, was a featured speaker at this year’s meeting.



Among the books we brought with with us were recent FHS award winners, which were presented during the annual Awards Luncheon:

Charlton Tebeau Award: George Merrick, Son of the South Wind: Visionary Creator of Coral Gables by Arva Moore Parks





Rembert Patrick Award: Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida by James M. Denham





Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award: Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida by Tameka Bradley Hobbs





We also had a great time selling books and meeting Florida anthropologists at the Florida Anthropological Society meeting! UPF authors stopped by our booth, such as James Dunbar, who wrote Paleoindian Societies of the Coastal Southeast, and Jerald Milanich, who co-wrote Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida.



Here are a few of the books we brought along with us:

La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence edited by Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May





Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast by edited and translated by John E. Worth





Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida by Asa R. Randall





Thatched Roofs and Open Sides: The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society by Carrie Dilley






Missed these meetings but want to take advantage of their discounts?
Click below to check out our virtual booths:

Florida Native Plant Society
(Use code FNPS16 at checkout)

Florida Historical Society
(Use code FHS16 at checkout)

Florida Anthropological Society
(Use FAS16 at checkout)

Discount codes are good through June 25.


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