Special Events

Story & Song is hosting events in the Art Gallery, and many virtual events, too.

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ​• Masks Required for in-store Events

Be sure to view our Ongoing Series listings and the Calendar for more upcoming events. 

Wednesday, April 21

7 pm


"An Intimate Conversation with David Baldacci"



Story & Song is pleased to be the exclusive source for a personalized and autographed copy of David Baldacci's latest thriller, A Gambling Man, on sale April 20. 

In order to access this virtual event, you will need to purchase a copy of the book by clicking here to pre-order. Pre-payment  is required. 

You will then receive a link to attend the virtual event taking place on Wednesday, April 21, at 7 pm. When you are checking out after placing your order, be sure to use the "ORDER COMMENTS" field at the end of the form to indicate how you'd like the book inscribed, and let us know if you'd like the book mailed or prefer to pick up at the store.

What a great opportunity to add to your collection or find the perfect gift for Father's Day!

Tuesday,  April 27

12:30-2 pm


"Made to Explode"

"Happy National Poetry Month: Food Edition"


We turn to poems about food because they can seduce, entertain, and illuminate—all while whetting our appetites. Sandra Beasley shares a dazzling menu of culinary-themed poems, drawing on her experience editing Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, and her new collection Made to Explode.

Saturday,  May 1

12:30-2 pm

Story & Song Courtyard

Cookin' in the Courtyard! 

Take-out lunch: Jambalaya

We celebrate Fernandina's shrimpers and the delicious fresh shrimp we get right from the docks downtown with a take-out lunch of Jambalaya made with local shrimp, fresh vegetables, rice and delicious seasonings. Yum!


Each lunch is $15. Please place your order online here or by calling 904.601.2118.. Order deadline is Wednesday, April 28 at noon.

Thursday, April 22

All day


"A Forest Full of Friends"

We celebrate Earth Day (April 22) by featuring this 30-minute video, featuring three delightful children's picture books: Be A TreeMe + Tree, and The Tree In Me. You'll hear stories of how trees have inspired these three authors, and how their books were made.


To watch "A Forest Full of Friends," click here.

Thursday,  April 29

2-3 pm

In-person and Facebook Live

What's Cooking? Shrimp!

It's the time of year where we celebrate Amelia Island's role in the shrimp industry and this year we host Beverly Bowers Jennings, author, Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History. In this first program, Beverly and Donna talk about the shrimp industry in the Southeast, the conversations she had with shrimpers and restaurant owners, and the delicious recipes she discovered while researching and writing her book


Order your copy of Beverly's book online here. Autograph options available..


Also join us for Beverly's 2nd talk on Friday, April 30.

Saturday, April 24

All day


Independent Bookstore Day

Story & Song is very grateful for your unending support. Stay tuned for upcoming details.

Please enjoy this special offer for a free audio book presented by Libro.fm.

Friday,  April 30

4 pm

In-person and Facebook Live

Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History with Beverly Bowers Jennings

Join us for a conversation about the history of shrimping in the Southeast, community and culture with Beverly Bowers Jennings, author of Shrimp Tales. Fernandina and St. Augustine are profiled in the first chapter and Jennings moves north along the Atlantic coast to talk about the fascinating discoveries she made when researching the book and gathering images. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Seafood Alliance.

Order your copy of Beverly's book online here. Autograph options available.

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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