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Artist Spotlight:

Steve Leimberg

We offer a loving tribute to the late Stephan Leimberg with a two-month spotlight in Story & Song's Art Gallery with images chosen by Jo-Ann Leimberg.

Please join us for a conversation with Jo-Ann at "The Artist's Studio" on Thursday, January 11, 4-6 pm. Purchase $20 tickets here.

Visit the Amelia Island History Museum's "Perspective" on Steve's life on display through February for more about this amazing photographer and human being.

Steve's art is on display and for sale

at Story & Song through January.

Enjoy more of Steve's photography at

Pre-Order Holiday Cookie Boxes!

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To order your Holiday Cookie Box, call us at least 24 hours in advance at (904) 601-2118.

Click here to order online

"Cookie Boxes"

Order for pickup Dec. 16-23 

18 assorted holiday cookies
$25 per box

Filled Italian Pizzelles

Inside-Out Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pecan Pie Bars

Eggnog Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Mocha

Key Lime Cookies

Last Chance to Join Us for this Year's

Holiday Book Drive

Donate now through December 8th, online or in-store.

"Joy to the Children"

Story & Song is collecting donations for Joy to The Children of Nassau county for the fifth year, providing books for our disadvantaged youth during the holidays. We invite you to purchase an extra book or two for the gift box, or make a monetary donation and have us pick the books needed.

With your help, we were able to provide over 300 books to 192 children in Nassau county last year!

Please join us in ensuring each child receives

a book this holiday season.

What's happening this week...

(December 4 - 11)

"Understanding Changes in Our Climate"

with Conserve Nassau

Wednesday, 6 - 7 pm 

Joyce Tuten will explain the science of the greenhouse effect and global warming and what humans are doing to cause the climate to change. Short but information-dense, her presentation will bring to life the chain of events happening around the planet. And the solutions you can be a part of.


no reservations required.


no reservations required.

"Meditation and Mindfulness"

Thursday, 3:30 pm 

Valerie Brandt leads us in a session of Yoga Nidra followed by the soothing sounds of her “singing crystal bowls.” If you haven’t tried it, but you’ve been feeling the need for calm and peace in your life, please join us! Yoga Nidra is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Bring a mat if you’d like to stretch out on the carpet and a sweater or blanket, too.

"Story & Song Book Group"

Thursday, 5 pm

The Story & Song Book group meets the 1st Thursday of every month. Enjoy Happy Hour prices for wine and craft beer and come enjoy the conversation! Our December selection is Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man, faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church. This book also makes a lovely holiday gift!

The selection for January 4 is Trust by Hernan Diaz.

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Grove Press

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

Front Porch Beads

Jewelry Trunk Show

Friday, 10 am to 4 pm

A stunning collection of necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings, all made by local beaders who donate 100% of sales to local charities!

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A Wild, Wild Hanukkah

by Jo Gershman

Candlewick Press


with Ms. Dearsha

Saturday, 10:30 am

Milk & Cookies Storytime!

On the first night of Hanukkah, the door flies open and a perky polar bear walks into the house, shaking the snow from his fur. Every night more wild animals join the party, singing, making latkes, and spinning dreidels. As Hanukkah comes to an end, the stars twinkle, and the candles burn out. Then it's time for bed. Click here to see remaining Milk & Cookies StoryTimes and holiday picks for kids.

Follow your feet

to the StoryTime rug!

StoryTime - with snack and activity to follow - is free thanks to donors of the Story & Song Foundation.

"Cookie Parade"

Saturday, 12 - 3 pm

Stop by the store for a spread of fresh-baked treats! All of these recipes are prepared by our Bistro from the Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookbook by Katie Jacobs.

Pick three and enjoy with your choice of a coffee beverage or hot chocolate ... snack in or carry out.

“Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Cookies

White Chocolate & Pecan Blondies

Raspberry “Inside-Out” Cookies

Rosemary Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Purchase $12 tickets here.

Take a break from holiday shopping and join us for some delightful, freshly baked cookies and a beverage!

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Purchase $25 tickets here

"NATROM Holiday Revue"

Saturday, 5 pm

Join us for Nanette Autry’s Traveling Revue of Motown (NATROM), a group of local singers and musicians, performing holiday spirituals and gospel.

Come enjoy the spirit of the season!

"Songs by the Sea"

with Bill Ivins

Sunday, 12 pm

Join us in the courtyard for live music performed by local singer/songwriter Bill Ivins. Be prepared for an “acoustic flashback”, featuring classic covers you are sure to know, while you munch on a delicious brunch from our bistro.


no reservations required.

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Author Talk: "Climate Travels"

with Mike Gunter

Sunday, 2 pm

Travel around the United States to bear witness to the many faces of the climate crisis with this distinguished professor at Rollins College. Drawing on interviews with government officials, industry leaders, and alternative energy activists, Climate Travels emphasizes direct personal experience and the centrality of environmental justice. 

Complimentary, no reservations required.

Reception with the author to follow.

Major General Gregg Martin

confirmed to appear Tuesday, Dec. 12

Tuesday with TED

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:30 pm

There is no one better suited to facilitate a conversation about Bipolar Disorder than Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin (US Army, ret.). After leading a battalion of combat engineers who paved the way for the invasion of Iraq, he learned how the pressure of organizing and leading life-or-death missions would alter the biochemistry of his brain. He'll talk about how the disease helped him -- until his grandiose thinking and bizarre behavior ultimately led to the end of his military career. His story should be of value to everyone who knows or cares for someone with bipolar disorder.

Complimentary, no reservations required.

Holiday Gifts from Story & Song

Holiday Shopping!

Did you know?

For every $10 purchase from Story & Song you contribute $1 to the arts in our community.

Thank you for going local!

Tickets now available

for upcoming holiday performances

"Tiny Tim"

Thursday, December 14, 6 pm

Friday, December 15, 6 pm

Eight young actors play 24 different characters in this classic holiday tale presented by ACT-ed, Amelia Community Theatre’s Education Program.

Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for students.

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Purchase tickets here

for Thursday or Friday.

Purchase $35 tickets here

"Queen of Hearts"

Saturday, December 16, 5 pm

These four singer/songwriters will dazzle you with their lush harmonies, meaningful lyrics, comic banter, and instrumental talent. Long live the Queens!

This is sure to be a sold-out show,

so get your tickets early!

Holiday Tea with Sonofarious

Thursday, December 28, 3-4:15 pm

Enjoy the beautiful music of Sonofarious and savor these treats prepared by our Bistro:

Turkey Tea Sandwiches with Brie and Apple

Sharp & Creamy Leek & Goat Cheese Pastry

Tea Toasty with Cranberries and Camembert

Apple Tassie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

Cranberry Scones with Ginger

Walnut Polvorones (Shortbread Cookie)

Purchase $25 tickets here

"A Jazzy New Year's in Italy"

Sunday, December 31, 5-7 pm

Ring in the new year when the clock strikes midnight in Italy while groovin’ to the sounds of the Les DeMerle Band, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele. $75 tickets include heavy hors d’ oeuvres and a champagne toast.

Purchase $75 tickets here

Click here to see all upcoming programs

Hot Seasonal Soups!

Weekly Soup Subscriptions

Click here to order your Soup Subscriptions

How it works:

 ♦ Each week we'll feature a bowl of soup inspired by some of our favorite cookbooks.

 ♦ Select which weeks you'd like to participate and pre-pay (in-store or online) 

♦ $16 for 24 oz. of soup (enough to feed two)

 ♦ Pick-up any time after 11 am Monday (best enjoyed the same day)

December 11 - Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle

A winter favorite! Fragrant and smooth, the addition of chipotle peppers create a mild spice and smoky finish.

December 18 - Mushroom Stroganoff

Velvety-rich and flavorful, this decadent soup is made with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and a thick, creamy stock.

December 26 - Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm your soul with this comforting classic! Story & Song will be closed on Monday, Christmas Day, so soup pickup will be on Tuesday this week.

January 2 - French Onion Soup

Ring in the New Year with thick layers of melted gruyère, caramelized onions, and rich vegetable broth. Story & Song will be closed on Monday, New Years Day, so soup pickup will be on Tuesday this week.

January 8 - Hong Kong-Style Corn Soup

From chef Jon Kung's new cookbook, Kung Food, this Chinese soup is made with sweet corn, chicken, and an egg drop base.

January 15 - Italian Wedding Soup 

Tender pasta, hand-rolled meatballs, and a rich and flavorful broth makes this delicious soup a Story & Song favorite!

January 22 - Reba's "Wild West" Chili

Featured in Reba McEntire's new cookbook, Not That Fancy, this award-winning recipe is spiced with Bloody Mary mix and hot sauce to create a "wilder" beef chili.

January 29 - Mulligatawny Soup

This flavorful curry soup is thickened with masoor dal and coconut cream, with rich chunks of chicken and tart apple.

Remember that a soup subscription makes a caring gift.

Click here to order upcoming soups.

This Week's Bistro Specials

Weekly Soup Special

White Bean Stew with Marinated Radicchio

~Serving Brunch & Lunch until 2 pm daily~

~Coffee, Wines, Craft Beers & Fresh Baked Goods All Day~

Care Packages

We're here to help when you need a little something for someone home-bound.

Panini Special

Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie on Sourdough

Win exclusive prizes this week by experiencing holiday-inspired dining and drink specials with participating restaurants during the Dickens on Centre Festival.

Boxed Holiday Cards --

The Best Selection for Miles Around

Stay in touch this holiday season by sending a holiday card to the people you care about. You'll find the largest selection of individual cards and boxed cards at Story & Song.

Cards by Local Artists & Photographers

Pop-up & Snow Globe Cards

Cards in Keepsake Boxes

Shop early for the best selection!

New Releases in Hardcover

(on sale Tuesday)

The Other Mothers

by Katherine Faulkner

When a young nanny is found dead in mysterious circumstances, new mom, Tash, is intrigued. She has been searching for a story to launch her career as a freelance journalist. But she has also been searching for something else--new friends to help her navigate motherhood. She is quickly swept up into their wealthy world via coffees, cocktails, and playdates. But when another young woman is found dead, it's clear there's much more to the community than meets the eye. The more Tash investigates, the more she's led increasingly and uncomfortably close to the other mothers. Who, exactly, is investigating who?

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Gallery Books

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

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Dutton Books

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

The Wildest Sun

by Asha Lemmie

When tragedy forces Delphine Auber, an aspiring writer on the cusp of adulthood, from her home in postwar Paris, she seizes the opportunity to embark on the journey she's long dreamed of: finding the father she has never known. But her quest--spanning from Paris to New York's Harlem, to Havana and Key West--is complicated by the fact that she believes him to be famed luminary Ernest Hemingway, a man just as elusive as he is iconic. She desperately yearns for his approval, as both a daughter and a writer, convinced that he holds the key to who she's truly meant to be. But what will happen if her real story falls outside of the legend of her parentage that she's revered all her life?

New in Paperback

(on sale Tuesday)

Meet the Benedettos

by Katie Cotugno

An A-list movie star moves to Los Angeles--next door to a family of five eligible sisters--in this irresistible novel where The Kardashians meets Pride and Prejudice, from the NYT bestselling author of Birds of California. A few years after a reality TV show skyrocketed the Benedettos to pop-culture fame, the five twentysomething sisters are living together in their parents' crumbling McMansion, nearly broke and teetering towards rock-bottom. The Benedettos' fortunes finally appear to be brightening when Charlie Bingley, the dashing star of Captain Fantastic, moves into their Los Angeles neighborhood with his friend Will Darcy in tow.

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Harper Perennial

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

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Dutton Books

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

The House in the Pines

by Ana Reyes

Maya was a high school senior when her best friend, Aubrey, dropped dead in front of the enigmatic man named Frank whom they'd been spending time with all summer. Seven years later, Maya lives in Boston with a loving boyfriend, but her past comes rushing back when she comes across a recent YouTube video in which a young woman suddenly keels over and dies in a diner while sitting across from none other than Frank. Plunged into the trauma that has defined her life, Maya heads to her Berkshires hometown to relive that fateful summer--the influence Frank once had on her and the jealousy that nearly destroyed her friendship with Aubrey.

Zach's Holiday Gift Picks

The Fragile Threads of Power

by V. E. Schwab

A new door opens... Set after the Darker Shade of Magic series.

Once there were four worlds, nestled like pages in a book, each pulsing with fantastical power and connected by a single city: London. After a desperate attempt to prevent corruption and ruin in the four Londons, there are only three: Grey London, thriving but barely able to remember its magical heritage; Red London, ruled lately by the Maresh family, flourishing and powerful; White London, left to brutality and decay. Now the worlds are going to collide anew--brought to a dangerous precipice by the discoveries of three remarkable magicians.

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Tor Books

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

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Harper Voyager

Reserve to pick-up in-store or to mail

A River of Golden Bones

by A. K. Mulford

Twins Calla and Briar have spent their entire lives hiding from the powerful sorceress who destroyed their kingdom... and from the humans who don't know they are Wolves. Each twin has their own purpose in life: Briar's is to marry the prince of an ally pack and save the Golden Court. Calla's purpose is to remain a secret, her twin's shadow- the backup plan. No one knows who Calla truly is except for her sister's betrothed- the distractingly handsome Prince Grae. But when Calla and Briar journey out of hiding for Briar's wedding, all of their well-made plans go awry. The evil sorceress is back, and Calla must step out of the shadows to save their sister, their kingdom, and their own legacy.

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

(and the young at heart)

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Join Beni and his family as they celebrate a year in Jewish Holidays, including all their favorite craft activities, recipes, songs, and stories for each occasion. Chronicling a full year of Jewish festivities--from Rosh Hashanah through Shavuot, with every momentous occasion in between--this one-of-a-kind treasury includes homespun family stories, origin notes, craft activities, songs, and recipes for each holiday. 

Ages: 4 - 8

Beni's Tiny Tales

by Jane Breskin Zalben

Little Brown Books


Available in-store

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Returning characters from the Mercy Watson series make an appearance in this extended, riotously funny series crescendo. When Mercy Watson the pig goes missing, Deckawoo Drive is in an uproar. The Watsons are inconsolable, and the local police and animal control departments are no help whatsoever. Will the clever neighborhood sleuths manage to find Mercy?

Ages: 6 - 9

Mercy Watson is Missing!

by Kate DiCamillo

Candlewick Press


Available in-store

With only one sleep left before Christmas Eve, Dasher sneaks off to visit the festivities in a nearby city. When she can no longer spot the North Star in the sky to lead her home, will the kindness of a child, an unexpected gift, and a dose of Christmas spirit get her back in time to help guide Santa's sleigh? Everyone's favorite reindeer stars in this story full of giving, joy, and holiday magic.

Ages: 4-8

Dasher Can't Wait

for Christmas

by Matt Tavares



Available in-store

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Make your Hogwarts dreams come true with these Harry Potter Beanbag Plushies! There is one for every Hogwarts house: lion, raven, badger, and snake. Cuddle up with this magical house mascot, and get your snuggles in style!

Ages: 3 and up

Harry Potter House Mascot Bean Bag Plush


Available in-store

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Count down each night with this gorgeous and fun holiday storybook. Celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah with this interactive menorah and storybook set. The perfect Hanukkah gift for the entire family to enjoy!

Ages: 4 - 8

Eight Nights of Lights

by Leslie Kimmelman



Available in-store

Build it up and watch it melt! Delight in hours of festive fun with The Original Miracle Melting Snowman. Construct him and behold as he melts down flat again and again! An ideal Christmas gift or stocking stuffer, or a project to play with as a family.

Ages: 5 and up

Miracle Melting Snowman


Available in-store

All titles are available in the store. You can order any book to hold or be mailed, and request titles for local book groups simply by clicking here.

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