Welcome to Duck’s Cottage Downtown

About Duck's Cottage Downtown:

At A Glance

  • Visit us on the web at:
    www.duckscottage.com
  • Email: Click Here
  • Address: 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St. Manteo 27954 Click for map
  • Phone: (252) 473-1056
  • Latitude: 35.909728
  • Longitude: -75.669554
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Payment: Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.
    Cash & Travelers Checks
  • Season: Year Round
  • Merchandise Books, Children's Toys, Coffee, Tea, Gifts
  • Features: Eat. Sleep. Read. Play. There's something for everyone behind our doors!
Welcome to 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, 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 locally roasted coffee and tea from Harney & Sons.

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.


Share | |

Must Haves:


My Life Pile

My Life Pile

The recollections of a life spent hunting, fishing and outdoors. By Vic Berg $19.95

Peace and Love mug

Peace and Love mug

Peace. Love. Books. Coffee. Duck's Cottage Downtown. It's what makes the world go 'round! $8.95

The Sandy Banks Live On

The Sandy Banks Live On

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

the 'blueberry' mug

the 'blueberry' mug

Our vibrant blue mug features the logo for Downtown Books. A signature souvenir piece! $8.95

Landmarks of the Northern Outer Banks

Landmarks of the Northern Outer Banks

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


Share | |

What's New:


On This Day in Outer Banks History

On This Day in Outer Banks History

The newest book from Sarah Downing is going to be the hottest OBX book of the summer! $14.99
Click to visit store website for more info.

Wendy Whale

Wendy Whale

Suzanne Tate's latest book in her ever popular Children's Nature Series! $5.95
Click to visit store website for more info.

Outer Banks Edge

Outer Banks Edge

Now in its second printing, a stunning photographic portfolio of the Outer Banks $39.95
Click to visit store website for more info.


Share | |
First Friday: Meet our new ‘locals’!

First Friday: Meet our new ‘locals’!

Fri, May 2nd 2014 05:00 p.m.

It's First Friday! Such a fun evening with great live music sprinkled throughout town, yummy specials at all the Downtown restaurants, merchant's doors stay open later and the whole Outer Banks comes out to see and be seen! Downtown Books is pleased to be carrying several new lines of locally produced goods! We are now brewing and selling Morning View coffee, roasted right across the bridge in Nags Head; we are a big fan of Outer Banks Sea Salt- a lovely sea salt made from our own Atlantic Ocean; Outer Banks Candle Company candles have been popular- in several sizes: votive, pillar, small and large jarsn, and in a wonderful array of scents from Coconut Cove to Black Currant to Beachy Peach and more! In the next few weeks we are bringing in a few other lines that we are really excited about as well! Goat milk soap? Balms and salves from Currituck Co.? We will be featuring them all on First Friday this month and will have several of the producers on hand to talk to and get answers to any questions you may have! It's a great Friday to come Downtown-- it's FIRST FRIDAY! More Info...


More Shopping Events:



First Friday: Meet our new ‘locals’! - Friday, May 2nd 2014 05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

FIRST FRIDAY: AUTHOR BRUCE ROBERTS - Friday, June 6th 2014 05:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Kathryn O’Sullivan signing! - Tuesday, July 1st 2014 01:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, July 1st 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, July 8th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

SUZANNE TATE & JAMES MELVIN SIGNING! - Thursday, July 10th 2014 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, July 15th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

KEVIN DUFFUS SIGNING! - Thursday, July 17th 2014 02:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, July 29th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, August 5th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, August 12th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

RICHARD LAMOTTE SIGNING! - Thursday, August 14th 2014 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, August 19th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

TERRIFIC TUESDAY STORYTIME! - Tuesday, August 26th 2014 09:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Roanoke Island Coupons OneBoat Videos Roanoke Island Restaurant Daily Specials Roanoke Island Shopping & Sales Roanoke Island By Day Roanoke Island Nightlife Outer Banks Fishing Report Subscribe to Mailing List

Photo Gallery:

Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery Duck’s Cottage Downtown Photo Gallery