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. 

Due to current circumstances, all events at Story & Song are on hold until further notice.

Please stay safe and be well -- we're looking forward to seeing you as soon as it feels right. 

Thank you  - The Crew at Story & Song

March Events

 "Women Rowing North"

Tuesday, March 17 • 10-11:30 am • $ - POSTPONED

Creative wellness practitioner Robyn Nemes kicks-off the first week of a class on navigating life's currents and flourishing as we age. Pre-registration required. 

“The Winemaker’s Wife” Author Presentation & Champagne Reception

Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 pm - POSTPONED

 Author Kristin Harmel joins us to talk about her novel about two women in France in the darkest days of World War II and another in present-day America on a quest to uncover the secret that connects them.


Meet the author at a special champagne reception immediately following the presentation. 


"Virtual" Story Time with Ms. Dearsha

Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 am

See Kids for details.

Art Critique

Saturday, March 21 at 12 noon - CANCELED

See Ongoing Series for details.

“Finding Mrs. Ford”

Friday, March 27 at 12:30 pm

The first in our new “Literary Luncheon” series with author Deborah Royce. Her suspenseful story was named one of the top ten summer reads by Good Morning America. The story-line … Susan Ford's cocoon of privilege is threatened when an Iraqi man from her distant past boards a plane in Baghdad to come find her. 

Story Time with Ms. Dearsha

Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 am

See Kids for details.

Dulcimers Concert

Saturday, March 28 at 2 pm

The fourth- and fifth-grade students in the after-school mountain dulcimer class at Yulee and Hilliard Elementary Schools will offer a gift of music to the community through their dulcimer playing. Community attendance at this program honors the courage and creativity of these children, and guarantees an uplifting hour of music and fun for those who can come to this free program! 

Seaside Strummers Ukelele Club

Saturday, March 28 at 3 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.


Walking The Wrong Way Home


Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 pm & 

Sunday, March 29, 3:00 pm

Presented by Live Ink Theatre • $20

Walking the Wrong Way Home is a collection of southern stories that will have you rooting for saints, sinner and everyone in between. “Inventive, original and Southern to the bone.” Live Ink Theatre is proud to present staged readings of four of Mandy Hayne’s powerful and hilarious short stories complete with “lyrical prose, picturesque settings, and vividly drawn characters”.

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

Amelia Island Florida Writers Association

Tuesday, March 24 at 4 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

“Putting Government in its Place” 

Monday, March 30, 3 pm - CANCELED

Author David Riemer tells the story of the House that FDR built, and makes the case for a New Deal 3.0 that would guarantee far greater economic security for all Americans, make our market economy dramatically more productive, and enlarge the nation's wealth.

April Events

Story & Song Book Group

Thursday, April 2 • 5-6:15 pm 

See Ongoing Series for details.

“You Don’t Know Me”

Saturday, April 4 at 7 pm • $ - POSTPONED

Diana Herman directs a staged reading of a survivor’s story of sexual assault. Ticket sales benefit the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Rape Crisis Center in Nassau County. $20 tickets may be purchased at store, by calling us at 904-601-2118 or online here.

Teen Poetry Slam

Monday, April 6 at 5 pm 

See Ongoing Series for details.

Tuesdays with TED

Tuesday, April 7 at 10 am

See Ongoing Series for details.

“Breaking the Silence”

Wednesday, April 8 at 3 pm

A documentary film about Lillian Smith, one of the first white Southern authors to speak out publicly against the evils of segregation. Discussion to follow with director Hal Jacobs and Smith scholar Dr. Rose Gladney.

ArtRageous Art Walk

Saturday, April 11 • 5-7 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

"An Evening of Story & Song": Rachel Kamps & Friends

Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm

"An Evening of Story & Song" with Rachel Kamps & Friends. Original music to soothe your soul with singer/songwriter Rachel Kamps (piano), Betsy Federman (cello), Linda Muldoon (flute), and Kris Mandrick (mandolin).

Understanding Our World

Monday, April 13 at 10 am

See Ongoing Series for details.

Nola's Poetry Canteen

Tuesday, April 14 at 5 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.

“Dreaming the Marsh”

Wednesday, April 15 at 3 pm

Gainesville author Elizabeth McCulloch, who blogs as “The Feminist Grandma,” shares an environmental fable about a day of reckoning with Mother Nature.

Cinema & Conversation

Friday, April 17 at 7 pm

See Ongoing Series for details.


Saturday, April 18 • 1-4 pm • $

Writers workshop with John Dufresne, who shares his smart and funny guide to writing short fiction. $65 registration fee includes lunch and a personalized copy of John’s new book.

"Amelia Forever"

Wednesday, April 22 at 4 pm

 "Amelia Forever", an initiative of the North Florida Land Trust, meets to discuss conservation strategies.

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 25 • All Day

This one-day national party takes place at Indie bookstores across the country. In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  We are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand.

“Finding Your Voice"

Tuesday, April 28 at 4 pm

Author George Weinstein, longtime leader of the Atlanta Writers Club and founder of the Atlanta Writers Conference, joins Amelia Island Writers for a discussion about writing fiction in multiple genres.

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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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