French Lessons by Cheryl Thingvold

Parlez vous francais? Join our class!  It's a fun 6-week course on Mondays. 


Registration is open - call us at 904.261.8991 to reserve your spot. $65 per student.


Advanced Group | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oct  29, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3, & 10th

Saturday, November 10th

Meet Ben Walker - Book Signing

Saturday, November 10th 1pm-4pm

No registration required


Return of the Native Son is the story of Tony Jones, son of Antonio Jones, a Union Army officer who oversaw the Freedmen’s Bureau in Beaufort, S.C., after the Civil War. Though his father is of mixed race and passes for white, Tony appears to be black. This makes little difference on St. Helena Island, which is predominately black, but creates problems when he goes off to Harvard. Eventually, he drops out of that august institution and tries his luck as an artist in Paris.

Sunday, November 11th

Sue Chamblin Frederick - Book Signing

Sunday, November 11th 11am-3pm

No Registration Required


The author tucks away her titillating spy novels for an entry into the world of hot romance as she introduces Adela Queen Harper, a Rita Hayworth look-alike who lives an idyllic life in Ivy Log, Georgia, a small town where gossip seems to be the favorite pastime of its citizens. Adela's life is turned upside down when a scoundrel by the name of Frank Carberry, a retired U.S. army general, piles crisis upon dilemma within her life. After a forty-year absence, Frank returns to the Carberry mansion, which sits just across a picket fence from the beautiful widow's small lake cottage. Adela discovers she is more woman than she thought when she battles with a man who has not yet learned how to treat one.

Saturday, November 17th

Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, November 17th | 1:00-4:00 pm

no registration required


In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation. 

Sunday, November 18th

Tom Hitchcock- Book Signing

Sunday, November 18th 1pm-3pm


DURING AN ARTS FESTIVAL, A COUPLE DRIFTS into Colleen Grey’s kiosk and makes a chilling discovery: One of her paintings bears a striking, eerie resemblance to their daughter, who disappeared without a trace several months ago. Colleen disavows any knowledge, insisting that the haunted, anguished faces in her paintings come not from models or photos but a distant muse deep in her imagination. The couple is unconvinced. The police are curious. Then a second set of parents has a similar harrowing encounter in a different venue: the spitting image of their missing daughter in another of Colleen’s paintings. One likeness may be a coincidence; two suggest something more sinister. The police have no choice but to assume the worst as a tense debate rocks Amelia Island: Are they paintings fired by the imagination of an artist, or macabre signposts left by a serial killer?

Friday, November 23rd

Annual Downtown PJ Party

Friday, November 23rd

No registration required


Get 10% off of any purchase at the Book Loft until 11am on Friday Nov. 23rd ONLY if you are wearing PJs. Mention discount at the register.


Book Signing with Kirstin Leigh 10am-1pm


  

“Believe” revolves around an abandoned church, a bunch of bored kids, a town full of lost dreamers, and two twelve year old girls who are going to stir things up. 

“Believe,” the first book in the Kristi Kate Series is for ages 8 and up.

Saturday, December 1st

Meet JR Sharp

Saturday, December 1st | 2:00-5:00 pm

no registration required


It is 1940 in Italy and Gino Cartelli has recovered from being wounded in Ethiopia and has been sent back to war by the Axis powers. He knows it is only a matter of time before he meets the same fate as his two brothers who died in battle. He decides that he must make other plans to secure his future.

While stationed in Rome, he witnesses atrocities against his fellow Italians, Jews, and other innocent war victims. He survives by learning to be as corrupt as the Germans who have made this city their headquarters.

He and his friend Giacomo’s lives become a cat-and-mouse game with the Gestapo commander Major Schmidt. The final chapter of this match comes to an end when the major harasses, beats and enslaves the Italian partisans in the final battle for Rome.

Friday, December 7th-Sunday, December 9th

Dickens on Centre

Friday, December 7th - Sunday, December 9th


 Travel back in time December 7-9, 2018 during the fourth annual Dickens on Center festival in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida, on beautiful Amelia Island. Free to the public, this Victorian inspired holiday festival is as fun as the dickens for the entire family. Enjoy costumed characters, themed entertainment and performances, visits from Saint Nick, and a variety of vendors selling seasonal gifts and wares. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novella “A Christmas Carol,” Dickens on Centre transform downtown Fernandina into a classic English village, sure to enliven your Christmas spirit. Think chestnuts roasting, carolers strolling, and readings of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This Christmas, Come Make Memories.

Find out more

Saturday, December 16th

Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, December 16th | 1:00-4:00 pm

no registration required


In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation. 

Saturday, December 29th

Meet JR Sharp - Book Signing

Saturday, December 29th 10am-1pm


It is 1940 in Italy and Gino Cartelli has recovered from being wounded in Ethiopia and has been sent back to war by the Axis powers. He knows it is only a matter of time before he meets the same fate as his two brothers who died in battle. He decides that he must make other plans to secure his future.

While stationed in Rome, he witnesses atrocities against his fellow Italians, Jews, and other innocent war victims. He survives by learning to be as corrupt as the Germans who have made this city their headquarters.

He and his friend Giacomo’s lives become a cat-and-mouse game with the Gestapo commander Major Schmidt. The final chapter of this match comes to an end when the major harasses, beats and enslaves the Italian partisans in the final battle for Rome.

Meet Bruce Thomason & JD Hunter

Saturday, December 29th | 1:00-4:00 pm



In the Clay Randall detective series -- he and his team are once again investigating murder and mayhem in the scenic beachside community of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Domino Event, the fourth novel in the Detective Clay Randall Series, unfolds with a computer fraud scheme that quickly escalates into multiple murders and explosive destruction. As the clues begin to point toward a powerful Russian crime boss, any misstep by the team could place them in mortal danger. Utilizing authentic investigative techniques, The Domino Event weaves a tale packed with surprises that will keep the reader turning pages to the final confrontation.