Festival Blurbs

We’re getting great feedback from this year’s festival! More responses coming soon!

I was only able to attend the Readers Festival this year. Next year I'll bring all my friends. Listening and talking with the authors has been great.


Luncheon - great speaker/great book! Reader's Festival excellent. It was my first time here and I'm impressed.


Excellent, very nice volunteers! Keep on doing it.


As always, I thoroughly enjoyed my participation in the Amelia Island Book Festival. It is always a friendly, almost-intimate gathering of authors and book lovers. I like to attend the festival, even when I'm not a presenting author.

Jane Wood

Thank you for everything. I enjoyed seeing y'all, loved the festival, and
loved the island.

Rick Bragg

If your goal was the make this year's festival the best, count it achieved! I enjoyed every minute of it. The headline authors were amazing.

Barbara Spurlin

What a wonderful Festival. I couldn't have had a better time. Please thank all of those associated with the Festival for me. I had a great three days!

Jackie Cooper

Thank you so much for the honor of being a small part of what you do to encourage a love for books and for reading.
....You should write a book entitled "How to Conduct a Great Book Festival". I will always smile when I consider my time at The Amelia Island Book Festival.

Chris Rumble

I had a marvelous time! You made me want to move to Amelia Island! I've never been to a book festival so well run.

I was enormously impressed by the fact that you all had read my book. You really know how to create the sense of a community of book lovers. Your project of sending authors into the schools is a brilliant one. I'll be back -- as a book lover and a lover of your Festival!

Anna Lillios

Authors, readers, books and great discussion in a setting that offers a quaint downtown, scenic marshes, and the ocean. I returned home exhilarated and smiling.

Kathryn Casey

This was the best festival yet! Thank you for sharing your love of books with your community. Our children has a great time and I really enjoyed meeting some of my favorite authors. Looking forward to next year!