(252) 928-3936
Location & Hours

Tucked away on the corner of Highway 12 under the wise live oaks and shaded cedar trees of Ocracoke Island you'll find a quaint 1898 cottage now known as Books to be Red. Books to be Red is Ocracoke's only full-service independent bookstore offering a delightful variety of used, new, regional and children's books, as well as handcrafted items and unique gifts. Like a good book, our shop is a place where you can slow down, relax and get lost in all of the treasures around you. Whether you're visiting the shop for the first time or keeping to a long-time tradition, your trip to Ocracoke won’t be complete without a stop by Books to be Red.