A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

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 … Continue reading A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

March 2016 Paperback Releases

. In Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down author Bill DeYoung tells the story of the worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history. . . An intimately detailed account of this disaster, its victims and the survivors, the legal aftermath, as well as a complete history of the bridge, … Continue reading March 2016 Paperback Releases

Florida Anthropological Society 2015

Last month, our Director of Sales and Marketing, Romi Gutierrez, traveled to Sarasota to exhibit our Florida archaeology and anthropology books at the annual meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society. The meeting's theme was "The Many Faces of Florida, Past and Present," and keynote speaker Jerry Milanich—author of various books including his most recent work with co-author … Continue reading Florida Anthropological Society 2015

Word of South Festival 2015

Last weekend we brought UPF books to Tallahassee to participate in the first annual Word of South Festival of Literature and Music. Despite a formidable weather forecast, fairgoers braved the rain and browsed our selection of books on Florida history, culture, gardening, photography, art, food, and outdoor adventure. Thanks to everyone who came by and … Continue reading Word of South Festival 2015

Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation's most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. The more than 200 submissions for the 2014 awards were selected by juries of three members. We are pleased to announce our six award-winning titles. . … Continue reading Florida Book Award Winners

La Florida

Now available!  La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence Edited by Viviana Díaz Balsera and Rachel A. May Commemorating Juan Ponce de León's landfall on the Atlantic coast of Florida, this ambitious volume explores five centuries of Hispanic presence in the New World peninsula, reflecting on the breadth and depth of encounters between the … Continue reading La Florida