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Amelia Island Book Festival 2010 edition starts Friday, February 12


Accommodators Publishing Special Rates for Readers, Writers at Amelia Island Book Festival

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (January 28, 2010) – The Amelia Island Book Festival (AIBF) will open its 2010 edition on Friday, February 12, luring readers and writers alike to the popular Florida island destination.  A number of the island’s award-winning hotels, resorts and inns are offering special discounted rates during the festival.  
Featuring two days of programming and events celebrating the written word, AIBF is a favorite event for families, with something for even the littlest readers.  The festival opens Friday with a day-long Writers’ Workshop followed by an evening Story and Song Concert.  Saturday’s free events and activities include an author bookstore, presentations, food booths and more.  On Saturday evening the festival presents a special event with best-selling author Pat Conroy and his daughter, Melissa.  More than 30 local, regional and nationally renowned authors will sign books and offer programs on a wide variety of topics. 
The following island accommodators are offering discount rates* for AIBF:
Hampton Inn & Suites offers rates starting at $129 for a traditional room., (800) 426-7866
Amelia Island Plantation offers rates starting at $129 for a resort view room.  Reservations must be made by phone and callers must ask for the AIBF rate., (888) 261-6161
Days Inn & Suites is offering a $59.95 rate.  Reservations must be made through the hotel directly.  Promotional code is “BOOK”., (904) 277-2300
Amelia Hotel at the Beach offers rates starting at $99, including hot breakfast daily.  The offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Ask for rate code AIB., (877) 263-5428
Hampton Inn Amelia Island @ Fernandina Beach offers rates for starting at $79., (800) 426-7866
Event organizers are offering a chance to win a trip to the Amelia Island Book Festival, including a two-night stay at the new Marriott Residence Inn Amelia Island; dinner for two;  tickets to the Savory Southern Authors Breakfast; tickets to “A Night With Poppy” featuring Melissa and Pat Conroy; and a $250 travel voucher.  The winner will be chosen on February 1, 2010.  For more information about the AIBF or the sweepstakes, visit
- Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau -
*Rates are per night and based on availability. Contact hotel directly for restrictions and to book room.
About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty.  Its long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and pristine waters have made the island a favorite destination for outdoor adventure.  Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts.  The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries.  Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island.  For visitor information and online planning, visit

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