Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro/Center for Arts & Culture

Welcome to Amelia Island’s Indie bookstore where you can shop for books, sip delicious coffee or signature wine or craft beer, pick up a creative greeting card and unique gift, and/or dine on a delicious breakfast or lunch. Enjoy the ambience of the bistro and outdoor patio while dining on specialties including the Little Paris Bookshop Quiche of the Day, Simple Abundance Chicken Pot Pie, Madeline’s Chicken Salad Croissant, Under the Tuscan Sun Fruit & Nut Plate, Eat Pray Love Hummus & Flatbread, and our deliciously healthy Acai Berry Bowl!

Bacon’s hydroponic lettuces grown locally are used in all bistro salads: Secret Garden Salad, Ina’s Chicken Salad, and A Walk in the Woods Wheatberry Salad. Stop in and see us!

With seating for 125 theatre-style or 66 for banquets, the upstairs art gallery and event space (with elevator access) at Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture is an attractive alternative to more sterile meeting rooms. Surrounded by art from local artists, books and hand-crafted gifts, the setting is perfect for small groups or wedding parties. Full-service catering from our bistro is available.

Woman Owned
  • Key Details
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hours of Operation:
  • MON: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • TUE: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • WED: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • THU: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • FRI: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SAT: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SUN: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Amelia Island Opera Concert Series at Story & Song

April 27, 2024
Amelia Island Opera and Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture are proud to be strengthening their relationship with the launch of a new annual concert series: Amelia Island Opera Concert Series at Story & Song. This series, generously sponsored in part by Paul Bosland, will feature versatile and intimate concerts in Story & Song's Art Gallery, showcasing a mix of opera, musical theatre, art song, chamber music, and more. Perfect for patrons who appreciate variety! The concert series kicks off with AIO co-founders Victoria Isernia and John Tibbetts presenting Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of 12 songs composed by Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, presented with voice and piano. Before the Brothers Grimm published their famous Grimms' Fairy Tales, there was another ambitious project, "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" (1805–08). This three-volume compilation of folk songs, poems, and aphorisms was created by writers Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim as a tribute to German culture. Mahler based the text of his song cycle on these poems. Mahler later incorporated melodies from this collection into his orchestral works, notably his second, third, and fourth symphonies. The collection features a blend of wistful romances and heart-rending recollections. St. Anthony's fervent preaching to unresponsive fish contrasts with an avian singing competition judged by a donkey, concealing a satirical commentary on musical preferences. The cycle includes numerous martial references, delving into the challenging lives and grim fates of soldiers. ​ $35 tickets for each concert are available online at the Story & Song website. Patrons are eligible to purchase a limited number of Concert Series Subscription Packages for $180. ​ This package includes: Tickets to all four concerts (either Saturdays or Sundays), Reserved seating at each concert Exclusive “Meet the Artists” reception after the final concert with heavy hors d'oeuvres and flowing champagne

Amelia Island Opera Concert Series at Story & Song

April 28, 2024
Amelia Island Opera and Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture are proud to be strengthening their relationship with the launch of a new annual concert series: Amelia Island Opera Concert Series at Story & Song. This series, generously sponsored in part by Paul Bosland, will feature versatile and intimate concerts in Story & Song's Art Gallery, showcasing a mix of opera, musical theatre, art song, chamber music, and more. Perfect for patrons who appreciate variety! The concert series kicks off with AIO co-founders Victoria Isernia and John Tibbetts presenting Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a collection of 12 songs composed by Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, presented with voice and piano. Before the Brothers Grimm published their famous Grimms' Fairy Tales, there was another ambitious project, "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" (1805–08). This three-volume compilation of folk songs, poems, and aphorisms was created by writers Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim as a tribute to German culture. Mahler based the text of his song cycle on these poems. Mahler later incorporated melodies from this collection into his orchestral works, notably his second, third, and fourth symphonies. The collection features a blend of wistful romances and heart-rending recollections. St. Anthony's fervent preaching to unresponsive fish contrasts with an avian singing competition judged by a donkey, concealing a satirical commentary on musical preferences. The cycle includes numerous martial references, delving into the challenging lives and grim fates of soldiers. ​ $35 tickets for each concert are available online at the Story & Song website. Patrons are eligible to purchase a limited number of Concert Series Subscription Packages for $180. ​ This package includes: Tickets to all four concerts (either Saturdays or Sundays), Reserved seating at each concert Exclusive “Meet the Artists” reception after the final concert with heavy hors d'oeuvres and flowing champagne

Meetings at Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro/Center for Arts & Culture

The crew at Story & Song is ready to meet all of your needs with attentive service, a broad variety of menu items and beverages, high quality stage, sound and audio-visual set-up and a private, intimate setting in our Art Gallery.

We specialize in “life event” celebrations such as baby showers, milestone anniversaries, and birthday parties for all ages. We also host corporate training and evening events, and simple gatherings with friends, too.

With seating for 125 theatre-style or 66 for banquets, the upstairs art gallery and event space (with elevator access) at Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture is an attractive alternative to more sterile meeting rooms. Surrounded by art from local artists, books and hand-crafted gifts, the setting is perfect for small groups or wedding parties. Full-service catering from our bistro is available.

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  • Max Attendees: 125

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