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Amelia Island Book Festival: Impact


The Amelia Island Book Festival's mission is to promote lifelong learning for people of all ages within Nassau County. We nurture an appreciation for literacy by providing quality events featuring Local and New York Times Best Selling Authors, essay contests, scholarships and much more!

Our signature event, the Award-Winning Authors in Schools Program brings authors into every school in Nassau County to engage and inspire students from pre-kindergarten through high school. This 360-degree, impactful learning experience is lauded by educators.


Here is what the Amelia Island Book Festival has accomplished in our first 20 years:

  • Invested over $2M in Nassau County Literacy

  • Brought over 1500 authors and over 100 New York Times Best Selling authors to Nassau County as part of the festival 

  • Distributed over 100,000 books to Nassau County students

  • Reviewed over 1,200 student short story and scholarship submissions

  • Published over 300 short stories 

  • Awarded annual College Scholarships

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