This past fall and spring, our authors and staff traveled across the United States and Canada to show off UPF books! Take a look at what we’ve been up to with these snapshots from book fairs and conferences.

We kicked off the year at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance in New Orleans in September.

Ronald Lankford signs copies of Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs
Ronald Lankford signs copies of Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs
Terry Howard signs copies of High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains
Terry Howard signs copies of High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains

 

In October, we displayed tons of our books in African American Studies at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Association for the Study of African American Life and History

 

Our table was bursting with dance books at the National Dance Education Organization meeting in Miami.

National Dance Education Organization
National Dance Education Organization

 

At the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading in St. Petersburg, Florida, several authors visited our booth.

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Jeff Klinkenberg stops by after presenting Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida
Lynn Waddell signs copies of Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles
Lynn Waddell signs copies of Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles

 

We brought lots of history books to the Southern Historical Association conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Southern Historical Association
Southern Historical Association

 

In November, our books in southeastern archaeology were a big hit at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Tampa, Florida. These books were some of our bestsellers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we love the Miami Book Fair International!

Despite thunderstorms, our two booths were busy.
Despite thunderstorms, our two booths were busy.
Bill DeYoung presented Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down
Bill DeYoung presented Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down
Rick Kilby presented Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Waters
Rick Kilby presented Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters

 

In January, our literature books traveled to Chicago for the meeting of the Modern Language Association. Here are a few of the books that intrigued attendees:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Québec City, top sellers included these books:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We showed off our great selection of gift books at the Orlando Gift Show.

Books from our new Seaside Publishing imprint were especially popular.
Books from our new Seaside Publishing imprint were especially popular.

 

In March, books flew off our tables at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference in Gainesville, Florida, including these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, at the Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, our table was packed with our newest books in Latin American Studies.

UF Center for Latin American Studies Conference
UF Center for Latin American Studies Conference
We sold out of Sonja Stephenson Watson’s brand new book, The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention
We sold out of Sonja Stephenson Watson’s brand new book, The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention

 

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists met in April, and we traveled to Calgary to display cutting-edge bioarchaeology books like these:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Austin, Texas, the Society for American Archaeology conference was a huge success.

Society for American Archaeology
Society for American Archaeology
Christopher Stojanowski and two of his UPF books
Christopher Stojanowski and two of his UPF books
Tanya Peres and her new book, Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology
Tanya Peres and her new book, Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology
Asa Randall and his coedited book, New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida
Asa Randall and his coedited book, New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

 

At the Florida Library Association meeting in May in Orlando, librarians were eager to book our authors for special appearances.

Florida Library Association
Florida Library Association

 

These books were especially popular at the meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society in Punta Gorda:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our books in medieval literature got a lot of attention at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

International Congress on Medieval Studies
International Congress on Medieval Studies

 

We took a mountain of books to the Florida Native Plant Society meeting in Fort Myers, Florida.

We sold out of Peggy Lantz’s new book, Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking
We sold out of Peggy Lantz’s new book, Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking

 

At the Latin American Studies Association meeting in Chicago, we displayed our collection of books in Latin American Studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our last show of the year was the meeting of the Florida Historical Society in Fort Lauderdale. We had a great time displaying and selling our new books in Florida History!

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