Florida Springs: A Reading List

Featuring the underwater photography of Bruce Mozert, the life story of explorer and activist Wes Skiles, and an analysis of serious freshwater problems today, these books take readers on a journey across Florida to learn about the state's beautiful natural springs. Find out why Florida's springs are so beloved, what threatens the springs, and how … Continue reading Florida Springs: A Reading List

Word of South Festival 2017

We recently traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to attend the annual Word of South Festival! We had a great time exhibiting our wide range of books in literature, history, art, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and much more at the weekend-long fair. Some of our authors who have won Florida Book Awards were featured speakers at the festival, including Gary Monroe, author of E. G. … Continue reading Word of South Festival 2017

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Spotlight on Florida Photography

The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida.   E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age … Continue reading Spotlight on Florida Photography

Miami Book Fair International 2014

In late November, UPF's deputy director Dennis Lloyd and marketing manager Romi Gutierrez traveled down to Miami to staff our booth at the annual Miami Book Fair International, bringing along more than a ton of books! Through non-stop rain on Friday, ferocious wind on Saturday, and formidable heat and humidity on Sunday, they braved the elements to chat with fairgoers and … Continue reading Miami Book Fair International 2014