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Books for Adults

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aibmsh book coverAmelia Island: Birthplace of the Modern Shrimping Industry. This book tells the story of how a small barrier island community in Northeast Florida left its mark on a worldwide industry. At the beginning of the twentieth century, an assortment of upstart dreamers and pioneers living on Amelia Island made a series of innovations that would revolutionize commercial shrimping. Master fishermen, net makers, and boat builders from different parts of the world gravitated to the island, and this infusion of people from different backgrounds and cultures created a truly unique and diverse community. Shrimping and its symbiotic industries brought economic stability to an area in desperate need of direction, and the colorful characters that came along with the tide have become part of the island’s identity: past, present, and future. History is alive, and so are the people who make it. $22.99


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Meet Me on Amelia Island. This book is an attractive soft-cover publication, sized 6×9 inches, featuring a combination of historic information and descriptions of current attractions, sites, and natural beauty, as well as recipes typical of and popular on Amelia Island.  Meet Me on Amelia Island features stunning nature photography by Stephan Leimberg; historic narrative by Dickie Anderson; recipes from local restaurants and cooks selected by Lisa Waas; and vintage photographs from the Amelia Island Museum of History archives will showcase this area’s fascinating history. $19.95




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Tales of the Timucua on Amelia Island. A tender note runs throught this sensitively written book of stories reflecting the author’s understanding of history. Warren Hard cites the wildly varying views and practices of differing peoples, played out for centuries on Amelia Island. But this attention is devoted to one group of islanders – the Timucua – Amelia’s discoverers, whose cycle of life was attuned to the islands’s rhythm and resources. Warren’s stories capture this rare oneness of a people and their home site, and he identifies two constants in a world of change: the island itself and the love it inspires. Author: Warren Hard $12.95




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The Shrinking Sands of American Beach. Written to highlight the preservation of Florida’s historic resources, The Shrinking Sands documents the struggles of an historic seaside community to keep its sense of identity. Historic preservation is an important topic that should always be at the forefront of any conversation regarding future development. Author: Annette Myers $17.95




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Pirates, Gamblers and Scalawags. Tales from Amelia Island pass through these pages beginning with the time that French and Spanish influences permeated this idyllic barrier island. Sail with Spanish Captain Santos, from the docks of Fernandina, to find his fate on the open sea. Then, sit behind a daring gambler in one of the local watering holes and see if a fortune is in his cards. Watch while a nor’easter blows toward the island and learn the secret of an eerie flash of green that appears across the waves from a certain spot on Main Beach. Or does it? What fear drives Paulo, who sits alone outside an Old Town cantina and watches the world pass him by? Why do you sometimes hear the cries of unseen children– in strange languages– on warm summer evening walks along Atlantic Avenue.  Author: Dave Tuttle $9.99




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Tidewater Amelia. Jan Johannes’s photographs remind us that the historic homes of the Tidewater continue to radiate the living, growing, and changing. This collection of photos offer insights into homes not as museums or archeological sites, but as testimony of the eloquence of the era in which they grew, extolling the virtues of the Southern experience. They also remind us that without a record of these vestiges of our past, we face the new century without a map of where we came from and a context for who we are. Author: Jan Johannes $49.95




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Family Legacy: The Last Spanish Land Grant in Florida. Written by a descendant of Domingo Fernandez and Mary Mattair this book traces the path of some of Florida’s early settlers. Author: Jean Dixon Mann $25




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A Pirate Television Show

Clash of the Cultures, The Golden Age of Amelia-Churches, The golden Age of Amelia-A Glimpse, David Levy Yulee – Buy the series for the low price of $20, an almost 30% savings!




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Children’s Books

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Amelia A to Z combines unique rhymes, detailed text, and breathtaking illustrations to explore the nature, history and life of Amelia Island. The book presents children with the people, places, and events that have made Amelia island such a special place. Author: Rob Hicks $17.99




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The Timucua Indians – Long before Mickey Mouse moved to Florida, the state was populated by the Timucua, a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the southeastern United States for more than 1,000 years. Written for kids–and their teachers and parents–who want to explore the Timucuan culture, this illustrated and interactive book leads readers on a detective’s quest through 16th-century Florida. Author: Kelly G. Weitzel $12.95




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The Treasure of Amelia Island – In 1813 the children of Ana Jai Kingsley run from the Patriots straight into even more danger. Eleven-year-old Mary Kingsley recounts the tumultuous events of December 1813. Mary is the youngest child of a former slave, Ana Jai Kingsley. Her father freed Mary and the rest of the family, but the Patriots don’t care. They see no place for freed people of color in a new Florida. They want to make Mary and her family slaves again. Against these mighty events, Mary decides to search for a legendary pirate treasure with her brother George and her half-brother Diego. The Kingsley family actually existed in this era. Zephaniah Kingsley married the African slave Ana Jai. He freed her and their three children and they lived at a plantation that you can visit today in northeast Florida. Author: M.C. Finotti $14.95



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