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Book Group Store Tour: Story & Song

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro in Amelia Island, Florida

Story & Song Bookstore Bistro | Amelia Island, Florida

Donna Paz is in a unique position. Not only is she the owner of Story & Song, which combines a bookstore, bistro, catering service for book clubs, and gallery space. But for nearly 30 years she has also helped advise new bookstore owners through the Retail Training Center for Booksellers. Who better to ask about the current climate of the bookselling trade, and to offer perspective on what indie bookstores offer that online vendors can’t, why book groups are essential to the community of a store,

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Bon Appetit! Books About Food

Cooking vegetables. Photo by Max Delsid on Unsplash

Fill your plate with these books about food, ranging from memoir, fiction, and history!

It’s a combination of two great passions: reading and cooking (or just eating!). Whatever your appetite, we’ve compiled this list of books about food. Savor these picks of great fiction, memoir, and history and cultural studies. Some of them feature recipes, while all explore the joy and community that can be found in the kitchen. Pair them with your favorite dish, and enjoy a good reading and discussion around the table!

Memoir

One of our recommended books is Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth BardLunch in Paris

by Elizabeth Bard

In Paris for a weekend visit,

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Book a Day: September Reading List & Author Chats

Reading Group Choices Book a Day Reading List and Author Chats

It’s back to school (maybe?) for Our Book a Day program, with these September reads for your enjoyment and morale!

We’re posting a new or classic book recommendation each day to boost your book intake, with absorbing reads to occupy and entertain. Some of our Book a Day selections also feature Facebook Live events with authors. See our September picks below!

Even though your book groups might not be meeting right now, we are lucky to still have ways to communicate. Share the news and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a dose…

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Migrations: Finding Home in a Changing World

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

The loss of home and environment is keenly present in Migrations, the debut novel for adults by Charlotte McConaghy.

This tale of a woman with a tortured past in pursuit of a disappearing species gives readers and book groups much to discuss about finding home in a changing world.

The Final Journey

Franny Stone, the protagonist of Migrations, feels drawn again and again to the sea. Eternally restless, she follows where her passions lead her, whether sneaking into university lectures given by her yet-to-be future husband,

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Book a Day: August Reading List & Author Chats

Reading Group Choices Book a Day Reading List and Author Chats

Our Book a Day program rounds out the summer with these August reads for your enjoyment and morale!

We’re posting a new or classic book recommendation each day to boost your book intake, with absorbing reads to occupy and entertain. Some of our Book a Day selections also feature Facebook Live events with authors. See our August recommendations below!

Even though your book groups might not be meeting right now, we are lucky to still have ways to communicate. Share the news and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a dose…

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Welcome to Book a Day!

Reading Group Choices Book a Day Reading List and Author Chats

Welcome to the Reading Group Choices Book a Day program for your reading enjoyment and morale!

We’re posting a new or classic book recommendation each day to boost your book intake, with absorbing reads to occupy and entertain.

Though created by conversations over what a book vitamin might look like during these uncertain times, we also hope it creates a pattern for more reading in the future.

Some of our Book a Day selections feature Facebook Live events with authors. We hope to receive questions from you and encourage interactive conversation.

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