Special Events

All events are free unless otherwise noted. 

All performances take place at "The Second Story" at Story & Song Bookstore Bistro.

Ticketed events may be purchased in advance

at the bookstore or by calling 904-601-2118.

 Seating is limited and is almost always full, so don’t miss out! 

Hold on to your receipt, as it will be your ticket for admission.

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

Art Critique

Saturday, January 18 at 12 noon

See Ongoing Series for details.

 "An Evening of Story & Song" with Rupert Wates

Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 pm • $20/$41

London-born singer/songwriter Rupert Wates has won more than 40 songwriting and performing awards since coming to the US in 2006. Come at 6 pm for a light dinner (of assorted appetizers) and a glass of wine, with preferred table seating ($41 tickets) or come at 7 pm for the concert only ($20).

Purchase tickets at the store, or by calling us at 904-601-2118 or online here.

Silversea Cruises

Tuesday, January 21 at 5:30 pm • RSVP required

Wallace Pierson Travel hosts representatives from Silversea Cruises to talk about their latest destinations, promotions and packages for a luxury travel experience. Come for an early evening glass of wine and some nibbles. Reservations are necessary by calling 904-261-5914.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Thursday, January 23 at 10 am

See Ongoing Series for details.

Story Time for Grown-Ups

Thursday, January 23 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 excerpts from four fabulous books: “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes, “Gift From The Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “Joy 100 Poems” edited by Christian Wiman, and “Saving Jemima” by Julie Zickefoose. 

Fun, free and for mature audiences.


"Vines: Native & Invasive"

Saturday, January 25 • 1-3 pm

Amelia Tree Conservancy welcomes Rebecca Jordi, Director of Environmental Horticulture for Nassau County Extension, who will tell us what we need to know about vines in our trees.

Seaside Strummers Ukulele Club

Saturday, January 25 at 3 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

"Mr. Belvedere Rings The Bell" • $

Sunday, January 26 at 3 pm • $20

Jason Woods directs the Jacksonville-based troupe of Vintage Players, and stars in this charming comedy about staying young.

Here's the story: 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, hope and excitement among the residents.

$20 tickets may be purchased by visiting the store, or calling us at 904-601-2118, or online here.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Thursday, January 30 at 10 am

See Ongoing Series for details.

"Seven More Days"

Saturday, February 1 at 1 pm 

Author Amy Dix talks about how to live a life that's bursting with positivity and happiness ... before it's too late. If you've ever wondered why some people are happier and more successful than others, you are going to love her book!

Mezzo-Soprano Sommer Kinsler

Sunday, February 4 at 4 pm

High school junior Sommer Kinsler began her musical journey in 2014 at St. Mary's Children's Theatre, and has performed in a number of musical productions at Amelia Musical Playhouse. Her repertoire will include show tunes from Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, Avenue Q and others, as well as some spirituals. This is a scholarship concert, so donations will be gratefully accepted. 

Teen Poetry Slam

Monday, February 3 at 5 pm 

See Ongoing Series for details.

Tuesdays with TED

Tuesday, February 4 at 10 am

See Ongoing Series for details.

"Art In The Afternoon"

Tuesday, February 4 at 2 pm • $

Cummer Amelia presents “Masterpieces of Art from the Tumultuous Nineteenth Century: Romanticism, Realism, and the Beginnings of Modern Art,” with Dr. Debra Murphy. Free to members; $10 non-members. Register at CummerMuseum.org/Amelia.

Elephant Project 

Wednesday, February 5 at 4 pm

Founder Dane Waters joins us to talk about new ideas and new solutions that address the current threat to elephant survival in India, Asia and Africa.

​India Travel

Wednesday, February 5 at 5:30 pm • RSVP required

 Explore all that India has to offer when Wallace Pierson Travel hosts Micato India. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are necessary. Call 261-5914.

Story & Song Book Group

Thursday, February 6 • 5-6:15 pm 

See Ongoing Series for details.

ArtRageous Art Walk

Saturday, February 8 • 5-7 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

Story & Song’s 2nd Birthday Celebration

Sunday, February 9 • 11 am-5 pm

Join us for a day of fun, drawings and giveaways. At 3 pm, meet and greet the artists of our new Wings Project, and pose for photos with your new wings.

To round out the day, we’ll have a special concert by The Kooks Ukulele Orchestra at 4 pm.

"The Kooks" Ukelele Orchestra

Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm

Local ukulele orchestra "The Kooks" in concert. Free.

Understanding Our World

Monday, February 10 at 10 am

See Ongoing Series for details.

Nola's Poetry Canteen

Tuesday, February 11 at 5 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

Saving Fernandina

Monday, February 17 at 11 am

Suanne Thamm shares stories and images from her new book, Saving Fernandina, that describes the transformation of downtown Fernandina in the 1970s.

Environmentally Sustainable Travel

Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 pm • RSVP required

Explore the possibilities when Wallace Pierson Travel hosts travel and tour operators Lindblad Expeditions, Natural Habitat, and Big 5 Tours & Expeditions. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are necessary. Call 261-5914.

History of American Beach

Friday, February 21 • 10 am-12 pm

Join the Plantation Ladies to hear author and lifelong Amelia Island resident Marsha Dean Phelts talk about the history of American Beach – its significance to African-Americans – and her American Beach cookbook.

Cinema & Conversation

Friday, February 21 at 7 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

"An Evening of Story & Song" with Gypsy Jazz

Saturday, February 22 • 7:30 pm • $20

"An Evening of Gypsy Jazz" with violinist Tim Kliphuis and guitarist Jimmy Grant. Two of the finest gypsy jazz musicians in the world in the style of legends Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli return to Amelia Island for an encore performance.

“Bookstore Bootcamp”

Sunday, February 23 – Wednesday, February 26 • $

“Bookstore Bootcamp” offered by The Bookstore Training Group of Paz & Associates. For details, visit PazBookBiz.com. Note that our upstairs event space will be closed to customers throughout this private event.

"If the Creek Don’t Rise"

Thursday, February 27 • 5:30 pm

Author Leah Weiss joins us to talk about her book group pick, a coming of age story set amidst the poverty of rural Appalachia in the 1970s.

"An Evening of Story & Song" with "Friction Farm"

Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm • $20

Christine & Aidan Quinn are singers/songwriters whose music is inspired by a love of reading and literature. 

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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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