Our Mission

Story & Song’s mission is to be a gathering place for the community, offering programs that enrich our lives, books that broaden our world, and delicious food that connects us.  Our customers and patrons join us in celebrating the literary, culinary, visual and performing arts that bridge our common humanity.

The Story & Song Bookstore Bistro was launched in 2018 and quickly became a gathering place for the Amelia Island community and visitors.

Founders Mark Kaufman and Donna Paz Kaufman wanted to give back to the community that welcomed them so warmly. They formed the Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture to serve as their legacy to the community and to invite those who love the arts to also contribute to the mission.

When you support Story & Song, you join us in our mission.

The Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture is a 501(c)(3) registered in the state of Florida (EIN 87-4672480).  Donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

Join the Story & Song Community!


Story & Song Center for Arts and Culture is financially supported through donations, sponsorships, legacy gifts, workshop and class fees, room rentals and fundraisers. Make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation. Any amount helps! You’ll be joining a group of generous supporters who love the arts and believe in the power of creativity.

Sponsoring (Program or Series)
Sponsorships enable individuals and organizations to underwrite specific activities or a series of activities. This funding offsets our costs and allows us to expand our programming for the community.

You can contribute to our mission by volunteering in a variety of ways, at your convenience, and in whatever area best suits your talents.

From Our Donors

“Story & Song is so much more than a bookstore—it’s a hub for the arts community and for those of us who love all forms of creative expression.” –Betty Berkman

“We are thrilled to support the Center. You have enriched our lives and those of many others who live on Amelia Island and beyond. You should feel very good about what you’ve given to the island and its residents.” –Jim and Deb Halle

“The Story & Song Center for Arts & Culture is a gift to this community and all who are passing through. Thanks again for letting your light shine.” –Barbara Hopkins