“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

Kids & Young Adults

The World Needs More Purple People

Saturday, July 11 • 10:30 am • Facebook Live

This week, Ms. Dearsha will be joined by Ron Kurtz as they read together, The World Needs More Purple People, written by actress and producer Kristen Bell and illustrated by Benjamin Hart.


Everyone knows that purple is Ron's favorite color. Make it yours, too, by wearing something purple for this special storytime. Come to Story & Song to purchase your copy and get a free pair of way cool-looking purple shades!

Where's Waldo?

July 1 thru August 31

Looking for a free family-friendly activity that also supports your local neighborhood bookstore? 


Come on in to Story & Song and pick up an image of Waldo that you can color and cut out. Then take a photo of Waldo, doing whatever he's doing: cleaning house, hiding in a bookstore, walking a dog. Share your photo on social media, tagging @storyandsongbb, #FindWaldoLocal, and #WheresWaldo.


After this promotion ends on August 31st, we'll award a $25 gift card to the most creative entry!

Summer of Stories Program

Now Thru August 5th

Story & Song believes all all children can learn the joy of reading by offering these new programs for the Covid Summer of 2020:


Ages 0 to 7

Pick up your exclusive reading passport at Story & Song and tune into StoryTime with Ms. Dearsha each week to earn a special code/stamp to complete your passport. Turn in your completed passport on August 5th to qualify for a special prize drawing during StoryTime on August 8th.


Note: StoryTime craft kits are available every Thursday at Story and Song Bookstore Bistro. Pick these up for bonus passport stamps. Join Ms. Dearsha on Facebook Live as she assembles each project. 


Ages 9-12

Pick up your exclusive reading journal at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro and fill it in with the stories you read this summer. Turn in a completed journal by August 5th to qualify for the prize drawing at the end of the summer. 

Story Time with Ms. Dearsha - VIRTUAL!

Saturdays at 10:30 am

Kids of all ages can join us every Saturday at 10:30 am for a fun story and craft as Ms. Dearsha reads us a story. Connect here on Facebook.

Note: Participants in the Summer of Stories Program can pick up StoryTime craft kits ahead of time and  follow along as Ms. Dearsha assembles  each project during Facebook Live. .

You can now watch previously recorded StoryTimes with Ms. Dearsha on Story & Song's YouTube Channel.

Join The "Read Together Be Together" Literacy Movement

READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine that celebrates the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Reading aloud regularly to babies and young children is one of the most effective ways to foster early literacy and is a key factor responsible for building language and social skills.

Book Hugs is a special program created by Story & Song Bookstore Bistro. You can nurture the young readers in your life by giving the gift of a wrapped book periodically. Complete the form here, and we'll take care of the rest.

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Ample parking!

Park in the large parking lot behind our building.

After business hours, feel free to park across Park Avenue where you’ll find two additional large parking areas.



The first level of Story & Song is accessible.

If you would like to use the elevator to The Second Story, please use the middle entrance of the building to our west.

Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro

1430 Park Avenue :: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 601-2118

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