I’m not sure whether writers and artists flock to Amelia Island or if Amelia Island brings out the writer and artist in our residents, but we’re fortunate to have plenty of both here. And they’re well-supported by the community. Books Plus, a wonderful independent book store owned by Don Shaw and his wife, Margo, hosts frequent signings featuring local authors. This is not someone who showed up to the wrong island for the Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition, but Jerry “Pop” Bishop, signing copies of Peter the Pelican.