Tag Archives: Marty Jourard

2017 Word of South Festival

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. […]

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Flash Sale: Music Everywhere

Congratulations to former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on his induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame! The ceremony will be held today in Gainesville, Florida, as part of the annual Convening Culture Conference held by the state Division of Cultural Affairs. Read about Felder’s early years making music in Florida in Music Everywhere: The […]

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2016 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. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition. FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia […]

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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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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Last-minute shopping is a lot easier with University Press of Florida’s Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve gathered together a wide variety of our newest books to help you find the perfect gift for all the special people in your life. Not only will your loved ones be delighted by their new literary treasures, but with all […]

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September Review Roundup

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 […]

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Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2016

Last week, the University Press of Florida traveled to Savannah, Georgia to attend the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance 2016 Discovery Show! We had a wonderful time showing off our newest books to indie booksellers from across the South and participating in the exciting special events lined up for the weekend. UPF sponsored a Shrimp Cocktail Hour in […]

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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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June 2016 Review Roundup

This month we are jumping into summer with more great reviews for UPF books!   An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys By Robert Silk “Offers travel tips as well as insight into ‘Old Florida’ and the region’s Native American roots.”—Publishers Weekly “This handy guide explores the Everglades and the Florida Keys, […]

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Music Everywhere Q&A with Marty Jourard

We talked to Music Everywhere author Marty Jourard about his thoughts on the Gainesville music scene, his musical career and influences, and what inspired him to write his book. What was living in Gainesville in the ’60s and ’70s like for you? It was a musical paradise, more or less. My musical education grew from listening to […]

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