“You know everything you need to know about a person

from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Welcome to Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, where you’ll discover a unique confluence of a bookstore, cafe and Secret Garden courtyard, card and gift shop, art gallery, and performance venue all under one roof, nestled at the entrance to Amelia Park, a beautiful mid-island traditional neighborhood.

Since 1992, owners Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman have devoted their careers to helping people launch and operate successful independent bookstores. Story & Song Bookstore Bistro, which we launched in 2018, has become a gathering place for the Amelia Island community and our visitors, as well as home to the Retail Training Center for Booksellers, offering training to people opening bookstores all around the world.

Independent bookstores are magical places, where connections happen, meaningful conversations occur, and books change lives. We hope you’ll come visit us at Story & Song!

Meet The Crew