The UPF marketing team traveled to Miami, Florida this month for the annual Miami Book Fair International. We had a great time exhibiting our wide range of books in history, literature, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and much more at the event's weekend-long street fair. Many of our authors stopped by our booth, including Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of … Continue reading Miami Book Fair International 2016
Last week, the UPF marketing team traveled to beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida for the annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading! We had a a wonderful time selling our variety of Florida books ranging from history, gardening, literature, cooking, and much more. We were thrilled to see many of UPF's authors at the festival, including Gary … Continue reading Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading 2016
There's been a lot of buzz about UPF books in the last couple of months! As the leaves start changing (in places other than Florida), join us in starting off the fall season with highlights from some of our favorite reviews from August and September. Gail Saunders presented a copy of her book, Race and Class in … Continue reading September Review Roundup
It’s a rainy day here in Florida, the perfect kind of day for reading a good book. And guess what—it’s National Book Lovers Day! Here are some great reads from our spring/summer season. E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur by Gary Monroe Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town by Marty Jourard Returning North with the … Continue reading Happy National Book Lovers Day!
This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included … Continue reading Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff
Adults are buying more coloring books than ever these days, and they are not for sons or daughters or nieces and nephews. They are buying them for themselves. We wanted to join in on the coloring fun! Enter E.G. Barnhill, a photographer living in St. Petersburg in the early 1900s, who hand-tinted black and white photographs … Continue reading Color Your Own Florida Landscape!
UPF authors have several exciting events planned for April – find one near you! For more details visit our calendar.
Read below to find an interview with Gary Monroe, author of the new book E. G. Barnhill. This interview gives us a peek into Monroe’s fascination with unsung Florida artists. You’ve written several books about relatively unknown Florida artists and photographers. What is it about these figures that draws you to them? My interest is with … Continue reading Q&A with Gary Monroe, author of E. G. Barnhill
“These dramatic hand-painted photographs capture old Florida with color and light.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park “A visual feast. Like the Highwaymen, Barnhill created his own version of the landscape, based on the real environment yet in a fantastic otherworldly palette.”—Rick Kilby, author of Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical … Continue reading E. G. Barnhill
This month we’re celebrating amazing women in history. Want to be inspired by stories of women who made a big impact on the natural environment, the arts, literature, culture, and civil rights history in Florida and beyond? Here are eight great reads for Women’s History Month! In this uplifting memoir, Lee Wilson describes how she grand … Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History Month with UPF!