We had a great time this month at the 2017 Miami Book Fair. The weather was beautiful for all three days of the downtown street fair, and our booth was busy with readers who stopped by to browse new and classic University Press of Florida books. Many of our authors presented their new books at the fair, signed copies for fairgoers, and visited us at our booth.

John Capouya, author of Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band

Read the Wall Street Journal’s recent review of Florida Soul. “Given how much great regional American soul music remains to be rediscovered, analyzed and archived, Mr. Capouya is to be commended. The casual fan will enjoy dipping in and out of these stand-alone stories; the hard-core fanatic will relish wading deep into the musical waters.”

Norman Van Aken, author of Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen

Eater Miami recommends Norman Van Aken’s new cookbook in their holiday gift guide. “One of Miami’s godfathers of cuisine, Norman Van Aken, is not only back in Miami with a new Wynwood restaurant—but also has a new cookbook out as well.”

Jared Beck and Pamela Miner, coauthors of River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern

Read about River and Road in Florida Weekly. “This copiously illustrated book is a lifestyle junkie’s delight. Delightful storytelling traces the history of the city’s architectural heritage while providing engaging stories of the houses’ various owners.”

Bob Kealing, author of Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida

The Tampa Bay Times says, “Elvis Presley died almost 40 years ago, but he comes back to life in the pages of Bob Kealing’s Elvis Ignited. . . . This is the Elvis that created the legend: young, beautiful, raw and revolutionary, a shot of pure energy into mid-century America.”

Terri Mashour, author of Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts

The Tallahassee Democrat recently featured Terri Mashour and her new book. “Her book covers each of Florida’s five water management districts, which encompass millions of acres of public property. . . . She includes hiking tips and tricks, such as the perfect hiking season in Florida and plans to consider before hiking.”

Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami

Listen to Andrew Frank talk about the changing political and cultural landscape of South Florida on a special edition of WLRN’s The Florida Roundup at the Miami Book Fair.

Andrew Frank will present Before the Pioneers at Books & Books in Coral Gables on Friday, December 29, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. View our events calendar for more author appearances.

Bob H. Lee, author of Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens and Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden

Listen to Bob Lee tell true stories of Florida game wardens on WUFT’s Morning Edition.

More UPF books and authors at this year’s Miami Book Fair:

Silent Films in St. Augustine
By Thomas Graham

“Narrating the vicissitudes of the many film production companies and producers who set up shop in St. Augustine, Graham elucidates a very important part of American moviemaking history.”—Library Journal

“This totally engaging, compact treatment of early U.S. film history is packed with information and a lot of fun.”—Florida Weekly

Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980
Edited by Kent Spriggs

“Fascinating. . . . The kind of book you can open anywhere, maybe thumb back or forth a few pages, and settle into a good story.”—USA Today

“Equal parts stunning, eye-opening, overwhelming, and, ultimately, very necessary to read and comprehend. Essential.”—Choice

Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty
Edited by Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti

Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba
Andrea J. Queeley

“Contributes new persectives on historical black identity formation and contemporary activism in Cuba. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice


We are proud to have had eleven authors participating in the book fair this year.

These books—and all other UPF books—are available at discount prices in our holiday sale! Visit upress.ufl.edu and use code XM17 at checkout for up to 40% off your order and $1 per book shipping. Orders over $50 will receive a free UPF tote bag while supplies last.

Sale ends December 15, 2017.

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