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Amelia Islander

Amelia Island Book Festival is February 14, 15, and 16

Connecting students, authors and books for lifelong learning

It was just 18 years ago that the late Don Parker and his wife Andrea and Joe and Joani Selement had a genius idea. Why not combine the lure of books with Amelia Island’s spectacular location? As the idea caught on, they gathered supporters and founded a nonprofit organization to launch the first Amelia Book Island Festival in 2001. Leveraging partnerships and community support through fundraising events, the Festival continues to deliver on its promise to promote and celebrate literacy through books.

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