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Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Written by Ale Gasso, metadata manager and sales assistant at the University Press of Florida   It was a typical Friday night in downtown Gainesville as I slowly sipped a beer at one of my favorite local spots—Loosey’s Pub. A nice crowd gathered to catch some live music and as I worked at the plugging […]

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The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 2: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Beaches

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on […]

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Sea Level Rise in Florida

“A scientifically credible and highly readable account of what is likely the greatest threat to Florida’s environment, economy, and culture over the coming decades.”–Reed F. Noss, author of Forgotten Grasslands of the South “Every Floridian should read this book. It is the clearest and most readable description of how and why the sea level changes […]

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Spring 2017 Internships at the University Press of Florida

We are now accepting applications for our spring 2017 internship program! *** Are you a student in Gainesville, Florida? Are you interested in book publishing? Apply for a spring internship at the University Press of Florida! We are seeking interns in the areas of acquisitions, sales and marketing, and advertising and design. To apply, visit upf.com/internships.asp and […]

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The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 1: The Everglades

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on her […]

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Slices of Paradise from the Backroads of Florida

This, I think, is what draws people here over and over again: the promise of Eden in bits and pieces. We don’t offer a singular type of paradise as one grand entrée; instead, you can find it in bite-size portions, discover it in slivers and slices around the state, each one situated so that the […]

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5 Types of Shrimp from the Southern Coasts

In honor of our newest cookbook, Shrimp Country by Anna Burgard, here’s a rundown of the five varieties of shrimp you can find off the southern coasts of the U.S. Although they all can be found in Florida waters, each kind has a unique flavor and a specific location for prime shrimping! From North Carolina […]

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Announcing the First Book from UF Press

UF Press publishes its first book, Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean, edited by Ivan Roksandic.

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Nancy Tribble Benda wears the Mr.Peabody tail she was fitted for in Hollywood, 1948. In the beginning, Weekiwachee was one word, but Newt Perry decided to split it into two words so it could fit on signs more easily. By permission of Nancy Tribble Benda.

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 […]

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Happy National Book Lovers Day!

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 […]

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