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.


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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


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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.


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FIRST FRIDAY: AUTHOR BRUCE ROBERTS

FIRST FRIDAY: AUTHOR BRUCE ROBERTS

Fri, June 6th 2014 05:00 p.m.

It's First Friday! This month we welcome renowned photographer Bruce Roberts who has just republished his book, Just Yesterday on the Outer Banks, in a beautiful new color edition. This book celebrates the history of Cape Hatteras with photos and text that highlight shipwrecks, lighthouses, beaches, erosion, fishermen, snow geese, Outer Banks ponies, and even picket fences. Celebrated author and historian David Stick’s gentle prose accompanies Roberts photographs. Bruce and his wife Cheryl have also published a variety of other books on the history of our area's lighthouses. More Info...


More Shopping Events:



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.
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