If you've visited us on Hatteras Island you recognize our storefront. Here on our website we want to offer you the great customer service you'd get if you walked in our front door.
In the store, and here online, we offer lots of great books about the Outer Banks of North Carolina as well as all the newest contemporary fiction, southern fiction and young adult titles.
We'd love to be your "local bookseller" when you're at home too!
From this site you can search and order any book currently in print. Type your title or author into the search box on the left and off you go!
We now also offer ebooks. Look for those in the "Search eBooks" box on the left.Ebook specials are updated daily!
If you are particularly interested in Hatteras or Outer Banks books we've posted those on separate pages for easier searching. Click on the tabs at the top of this page.
Lots to look at here in cyberspace. So come on in and browse around.
Local favorites for the summer season, many new additions to our rich local history along with some great beach reading.
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In 1942, black smoke and orange flames from torpedoed vessels filled the ocean skies from New England to New Orleans. Explosions rattled window panes and the nerves of coastal residents. Beaches were awash with wreckage, oil, empty lifeboats, and bodies.
War Zone is a gripping panorama of the plight of merchant sailors, of Coast Guardsmen watching helplessly as sailors plunged into pools of burning oil, and of the baby born in a lifeboat. Learn about intrepid citizens who defended America in little boats and in small planes; the truth behind the famous phrase “Sighted sub, sank same;” and the children who spied on German spies. Discover the real story behind the legends of secret agents, midget-submarine landings, and the shelling of a chemical plant on Kure Beach. Follow the accounts of three climactic engagements between U.S. forces and German U-boats off the North Carolina coast with the Battle of the Atlantic hanging in the balance; and the time a tearful son from England visited his father’s grave on Ocracoke Island for the first time in 62 years.War Zone is a classic American story told from the perspective of everyday people who daily faced daunting challenges with perseverance, patriotism, and uncommon valor. Shocking, emotionally stirring, humorous, and ironic, War Zone preserves these memories of the greatest generation of Americans living on the coast of North Carolina in 1942.