Outer Banks Bookstores

The Outer Banks is home to many proud bookworms, and the stores on the beach cater to their needs. Outer Banks bookstores can take the form of your typical independent bookstore, coffeehouses, gift shops, general stores, markets, consignment stores and more. Being on vacation, it’d be nice to enjoy a book or two between sunning on the beach and whiling away hours on a rainy day. Fortunately, you don’t have to look hard or long before you find somewhere that sells books. The towns from Corolla through Ocracoke have multiple stores that carry books. You can pick up a paperback while doing your grocery shopping, or you can spend the morning sipping coffee as you browse through an eclectic selection of new and used books. Many Outer Banks bookstores sell books by popular authors as well as local authors, so you can get a taste of local style and culture as a book takes you on an adventure. So start reading . . . through the below listing of Outer Banks book shops!


Outer Banks Shopping by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

Buxton Village Books

Outer Banks Books & Other Media
47918 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4240

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage. Owner Gee Gee Rosell has a welcoming smile and great taste in books. Prepare to spend some time browsing, as every room offers more titles than you would imagine finding in a bookstore at the beach. In addition to a surprising number of selections in the young adult and health/awareness... read more

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage.... read more

The Waterfront Shops

Outer Banks Books & Other Media
1240 Duck Road, Duck

The Waterfront Shops in Duck has been a destination for shopping, sightseeing, dining and relaxing for 25 years. Nestled on the Currituck Sound and connected to the Town of Duck's soundside boardwalk, The Waterfront Shops in Duck is a unique waterfront shopping village with more than 27 boutiques, eateries and more. Start your day with a cup of coffee at Duck's Cottage and explore the... read more

The Waterfront Shops in Duck has been a destination for shopping, sightseeing, dining and relaxing... read more

Village Craftsmen

Outer Banks Books & Other Media
170 Howard Street, Ocracoke
(252) 928-5541

Walking to Village Craftsmen is almost as much fun as visiting the store. It's at the end of live-oak covered, historic Howard Street, about a block from the harbor. This gallery, run by island natives since 1970, features exquisite traditional and contemporary American-made crafts. You'll find pottery, blown glass, stained glass, wooden kitchen items, musical instruments, jewelry in a variety of price ranges, hand-carved birds,... read more

Walking to Village Craftsmen is almost as much fun as visiting the store. It's at... read more

Wee Winks Market

Outer Banks Books & Other Media
1213 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-2937

Opened in 1976, Wee Winks was the first store ever to set up shop in Duck. Throughout remodeling their building and expanding their selection, Winks remains a staple in Duck for residents and visitors thanks to its reputation for keeping it fresh. Breakfast sandwiches on fresh-baked biscuits and bagels as well as cinnamon buns baked every morning round out the 8-foot pastry case full of muffins,... read more

Opened in 1976, Wee Winks was the first store ever to set up shop in... read more