Special Events

“Deep human connection is ...

the purpose and result of a meaningful life - and it will inspire the most amazing acts

of  love, generosity, and humanity."

Melinda Gates

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

"Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell"

Sunday, November 17 at 2 pm • $20

Jason Woods (A Christmas Carol Dickens on Centre) directs "Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell". An expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home, disrupting life overseen by a stuffy reverend, cultivating romance, excitement, and hope among the residents. A charming comedy about staying young. $20 tickets may be purchased at store or by calling 904-601-2118 or online here.


Story Time for Grown-Ups

Thursday, November 21 at 2 pm

Come have lunch at the Bistro, then sit back, relax and enjoy being read aloud to by Sinda Nichols, professional voice actor and Story & Song Crew Member.  

This month Sinda will read aloud from four fabulous books: The World According to Mister RogersTell Me More by Kelly Corrigan, The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict, and Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.

Fun, free and for mature audiences.


A Cornucopia of Song

Friday, November 29 at 7:30 pm • $20

Join soprano Robyn Marie Lamp and pianist Gordon Roberts present their next recital, 'A Cornucopia of Song'. This recital will feature a medley of songs and arias by American composers, including Samuel Barber, Marc Blitzstein, Carlisle Floyd, and Ernest Charles. $20 tickets available at the store, or by calling 904-601-2115 or online.

"Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises" Book Talk

Sunday, December 1 at 3 pm

Author Jodie Kirshner joins us to talk about her new book, Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises. Kirshner, who teaches bankruptcy law at Columbia University, follows seven struggling Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy.

"The Saltwater Table"

Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 pm • $72

Lunch with Greyfield Inn's celebrity chef and cookbook author Whitney Otawka.

Join us to celebrate the release of "The Saltwater Table," a celebration of food from the Coastal South with Chef Whitney Otawka. We'll enjoy a lunch prepared from the cookbook and listen to Chef Whitney's stories about discovering the food and foodways of our beautifully rich part of the country. Tickets are $72 per person and include a copy of the book. Purchase tickets at the store, or call us at 904-601-2118 or online here.

"Linda Ronstadt Christmas"

Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm • $30

"Linda Ronstadt Christmas" with Debbie Rider. $30 tickets may be purchased at store or by calling 904-601-2118 or online

"Through the Lens of Hate: Antisemitism and the Origins of Hate."

Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm

Searching for Identity Foundation presents Rebecca Jefferson, PhD, curator of the Library of Judaica at the University of Florida, who will offer a historical perspective on antisemitism.

"It's a Dickens of a Christmas"

Wednesday, December 11 at 5 pm 

Charles Dickens wrote more than "A Christmas Carol." Voice actor Ron Kurtz will read selections from several other Christmas-themed short stories by Dickens at this unique story time. All ages welcome.

Fiddlin' Around

Saturday, December 14 at  3 pm

Robyn Nemes and Linda Janca will offer a free program for children ages five and above. This 45-minute program will focus on traditional fiddle and mountain dulcimer music, to include the fun of call-and-response tunes from the 1800s, a demonstration of limberjack dancing, and a seated square dance, as well as some holiday cheer with the ukulele, a Hawaiian traditional instrument. Children are invited to bring a rhythm instrument, such as a maraca, and we'll have some percussion instruments for them to borrow as well. 

"Silent Night"

Saturday, December 21 at 4 pm

A program dedicated to this beloved holiday song and its composer, Bishop John Freeman Young. 

"Black Women of Piano & Song"

Saturday, December 28 at 7:30 pm • $20

 Nanette Autry pays tribute to some of her favorite divas who tickled the ivories as they sang some of our most memorable tunes. Tickets are $20.

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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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