Welcome to Duck’s Cottage Downtown
About Duck's Cottage Downtown:
Duck’s Cottage Downtown Books begins a new tradition for bookselling in the heart of historic Downtown Manteo! A sister store of Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books in Duck, our ten years of experience shows in the variety and breadth of titles on our shelves. Our hand-picked and eclectic selection includes best-sellers, classics, fiction and non-fiction, young adult, a vast array of cookbooks, children’s, a terrific Outer Banks section and more! Special orders are welcome and typically only take a few days. We also carry unique lines of greeting cards, notecards, pens and journals along with a discriminating section of used - we prefer ‘previously read’- books.
Downtown Books also offers a wide collection of Melissa & Doug Toys which focus on a child’s creativity and imagination with hand-puppets, art supplies, craft kits and a variety of wooden toys. Plush animals, a large variety of puzzles for all ages, beach and garden toys round out the selection.
Do you like a cuppa while you browse for books? Downtown Books has freshly roasted artisanal coffee and tea from several companies including Harney & Sons and Two Leaves and a Bud. Take an afternoon break with a cup of Paris or Vanilla tea paired with our delicious biscotti and cookies.
Downtown Books is a place for friends to meet and book lovers to gather; a place for readers to come for special orders… a place to come for book group ideas… a place for children to play or to grab a beanbag and read.. we live by the ABA creed- Peace. Love. Read.
Nancy Rascoe's 29 year labour of love is here! Filled with recollections, b/w photographs and memoribilia it will be the OBX history book of 2013! $39.95
Our vibrant blue mug features the logo for Downtown Books. A signature souvenir piece! $8.95
Jack Dudley's fantastic book is a historical photographic journey from Corolla to Oregon Inlet. A true MUST HAVE for every OBX lover! $45.00
Peace. Love. Books. Coffee. Duck's Cottage Downtown. It's what makes the world go 'round! $8.95
Kevin Duffus has put together a fascinating account of the 7 months when World War Two parked itself right off the NC coast. Great pics and thoroughly researched, an obx must read! $24.95
DARE DAY: HENRY JOHNSON
Back by popular demand, Henry Vanderbilt Johnson will be at Downtown Books for Dare Day! Henry is the author of Kronicles of a Kolored Kid, an account of his growing up in Manteo & Englehard. Kronicles has a lot of local backdrops- some gone, some still here; and lots of local mentions. Henry will be signing both this book and the follow-up, as yet untitled. A great piece of oral history that has a place in every Roanoke Island (and Outer Banks) library. More Info...
More Shopping Events:
DARE DAY: HENRY JOHNSON - Saturday, June 1st 2013 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
SARAH DOWNING SIGNING - Friday, June 7th 2013 05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
SUZANNE TATE - Wednesday, July 3rd 2013 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
ELIZABETH WIEGAND APPEARANCE AND SIGNING - Thursday, July 11th 2013 11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
DANNY BERNSTEIN - Friday, August 2nd 2013 05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt - Tuesday, August 13th 2013 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt - Tuesday, August 20th 2013 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt - Tuesday, August 27th 2013 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.