Pre-order an Autographed Copy of Nathaniel Philbrick's Travels with George: In Search of Washington and his Legacy. Coming to you September 14, 2021!
Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies, which were now an unsure nation. Travels with George marks a new first-person voice for Philbrick, weaving history and personal reflection into a single narrative.
When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States of America was still a loose and quarrelsome confederation and a tentative political experiment. Washington undertook a tour of the ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens about his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing--Americans.
In the fall of 2018, Nathaniel Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called "the infant woody country" to see for himself what America had become in the 229 years since. Writing in a thoughtful first person about his own adventures with his wife Melissa and their dog Dora, Philbrick follows Washington's presidential excursions: from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; a venture onto Long Island and eventually across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries as we see the country through both Washington's and Philbrick's eyes.
Written at a moment when America's founding figures are under increasing scrutiny, Travels with George grapples bluntly and honestly with Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a reluctant president, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery. At historic houses and landmarks, Philbrick reports on the reinterpretations at work as he meets reenactors, tour guides, and other keepers of history's flame. He paints a picture of eighteenth century America as divided and fraught as it is today, and he comes to understand how Washington compelled, enticed, stood up to, and listened to the many different people he met along the way--and how his all-consuming belief in the Union helped to forge a nation.
Available Now! Hardcover Autographed Copy of Elin Hilderbrand's next blockbuster beach read, Golden Girl.
Released June 1, 2021 for a beach bag near you. Each order will include a special collector's "Golden Girl" bookmark and "I Read Elin" Sticker! Write any personalization you would like in the comment section at check-out. This can only be a name or a very short message such as "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary." If you want this personalized, Elin will be back from her tour on Wednesday June 15th. We will not be able to send out until then.
In this satisfying page-turner from "the queen of beach reads" (New York Magazine), a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.
On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she's assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his high-maintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them.
From the Beyond, Vivi watches “The Chief” Ed Kapenash investigate her death, but her greatest worry is her final book, which contains a secret from her own youth that could be disastrous for her reputation. But when hidden truths come to light, Vivi’s family will have to sort out their past and present mistakes—with or without a nudge of help from above—while Vivi finally lets them grow without her.
With all of Elin’s trademark beach scenes, mouth-watering meals, and picture-perfect homes, plus a heartfelt message—the people we lose never really leave us—Golden Girl is a beach book unlike any other.
Pre-Order a Hardcover Autographed Copy of Nancy Thayer's next Nantucket novel, Family Reunion
Coming May 4, 2021 to a beach bag near you. Write any personalization you would like in the comment section at check-out. This can only be a name or a very short message such as "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Anniversary."
A grandmother-granddaughter duo are eager to spend their summer together on peaceful Nantucket, but the season that unfolds brings about unforgettable surprises in New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer's magical, multigenerational novel.
Eleanor Sunderland loves living on the Nantucket cliffside, in a charming home that has been in her family for decades. Now widowed, she looks forward to the arrival of her children and grandchildren for an annual family reunion, eager for the life and laughter that will soon fill the air.
But Eleanor's island idyll is shattered when her money-driven children suggest she sell the house and move to a retirement community. She finds a lone ally in her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, Ari, who moves in with her for the summer. Ari longs for a change of scenery, to stray from the path her parents have set for her. What she does not expect is an electric romantic spark with a Nantucket local, Cal, whose kind heart and charisma have her absolutely smitten.
With plenty of her signature Nantucket magic, Nancy Thayer brings both Eleanor and Ari on a summer beyond their wildest imaginations, filled with exciting connections, old and new.
Order an Autographed Copy of Alfie Sanford's "Wooden Boats for Blue Water Sailors." For boat lovers' everywhere, this one just sailed in to the shops.
Fifty years ago, when fiberglass won the sailboat wars, the several thousand-year old industry of wooden boat-building died. With it died the sailor's intimacy with his craft. Sailing changed. However, from the metaphorical ashes of that death, little noticed by the public, a phoenix sprang, that is growing today into a new wood-boat building industry. Epoxy glue, begat by the same chemical industry that created fiberglass, radically changed the possibilities of wood construction. While the longevity and cheapness of fiberglass won the war against traditional wood construction, epoxy bonding is allowing wood, a superior material, to express its superiority once again.
But to actualize wood's inherent superiority, new structures needed to be invented to take advantage of the epoxy-bonding. Alfie Sanford is a pioneer in the effort. Wooden Boats for Blue water Sailors tells his story of applying the lessons of six decades of oceanic and coastal sailing to the development of new structures for epoxy-bonded wood boats. He gives a history of oceanic yachting, an analysis of the requirements of oceanic yachts, and study of the engineering principals involved in boat construction. Following this introduction, he presents a finely illustrated treatise how to build the beautiful, seaworthy, sea-kindly boat that will, once again, make a happy ship for the sailor.
Pre-order the new Steven Axelrod Nantucket mystery. Coming July 6th!
It's wedding season on Nantucket, and two unwelcome guests are crashing the party...
When people begin disappearing from the island, Nantucket Police Chief Henry Kennis is baffled. The victims are not random--they're all Nantucket High School alumni. And the only clues left behind are pennies dropped at the sites of the kidnappings. There's an old island tradition of tossing a penny from the ferry as you depart to ensure your eventual return... Has someone come back to the island with a sinister grudge to settle?
Sippy Bascomb and Doug Fraker were childhood best friends--bonded as fellow victims of bullying at the hands of their classmates. The two men hadn't seen each other in years, but when Sippy comes across Doug's blog airing grievances from the past, the two reconnect and hatch a plan to return to the island. Both seek revenge, but Doug wants their tormentors to face a tribunal and appoints himself judge, jury, and executioner...
When Henry's fianc e joins the missing, he enlists the aid of former intelligence agent Mitch Stone, a native who has returned to the island hoping for a peaceful retirement. The two men know they must find where their friends are being put on trial for their childhood crimes--before their deadly sentences can be carried out.
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In this sequel to the award-winning Tourist Town, echoes of Nantucket’s whaling past resound through cobblestone streets as winter settles in. Not only are whales once again spotted in island waters, but the decades-old robbery of a whaling-era sea chest sends several winter denizens searching for clues in hopes of solving the mystery. In Nantucket Nocturne: A Winter’s Idyll the answer to the eternal question, “Just what do islanders do in the winter?”, becomes obvious — plenty!
As New York Times bestselling author Blue Balliett exclaims: “Steve Sheppard’s Tourist Town characters have come roaring back.”
Just what do islanders do in the winter, anyway?
We all dream of finding buried treasure . . .
What better place than Nantucket to follow that dream — the hallowed home port of whalers who traversed the oceans of the earth in search of greasy luck; Nantucket, the mysterious Grey Lady of the Sea . . .
. . . Nantucket, where a whaler’s stolen sea chest remains an unsolved mystery.
. . . Are there clues hidden in the stars, or are the answers to an inscrutable riddle more down to earth?
. . . And what’s the old Nantucket Railroad got to do with it?
Nantucket Nocturne: A Winter’s Idyll is a wild treasure hunt dipped in an expert swirl of island history and settings. An old crime, a new puzzle, buried secrets and a glimpse of a way of life that has become rare on Nantucket: Steve Sheppard’s Tourist Town characters have come roaring back. - Blue Balliett — New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and Hold Fast, and author of the acclaimed Nantucket Ghosts
Let's GO BIRDING around Nantucket with the author of Let's Take a Hike, Leslie Bains. Order an Autographed Copy from us.
She divides the book into four section - the Backyard, the Shore, the Pond, and the Woodland birds. Learn about their environment, their habits, and enjoy a beautiful illustration of each of the forty-six birds that appear in the helpful guide. Leslie also included two stories that Ozzie the Osprey and Harry the Hawk told her.
Order a Signed Copy of Wendy Rouillard's Where oh Where is Barnaby Bear? on shelves now!
“Barnaby Bear is a true treasure. This book ensures many happy reads with your kids!”—Drew Barrymore, mom and actress
Where, oh where, is Barnaby Bear? We're searching for him everywhere. Has he flown to the moon? Is he in a balloon? Is he up in a tree? Is he down by the sea? He's everywhere a bear should be!
Follow Barnaby and friends on this rhyming adventure. Enjoy colorful illustrations and a sing-song rhyme that children will want to repeat each night before bed!
Beloved British poet John Keats died in 1821 at age 25. What was his life really like? Did he find love? What experiences led to his great poetry?
This captivating novel reimagines Keats at the moment of death as he undergoes a series of heart-wrenching trials that offer answers to these questions.
A Thousand Leagues of Blue: The Pacific Whaling Voyages of Charles and Susan Veeder of Nantucket by Betsy Tyler.
This beautifully illustrated, 230-page hardcover publication is the true story of the trials and tribulations of a family enmeshed in the whaling industry and the ensuing drama and destruction wrought by this brutal pursuit.
In the center of the tale is an ordinary woman, Susan Veeder, who led an extraordinary life. She lived on a whaleship for more than four years, recorded her experiences in a rare, illustrated journal, and then settled back into her Nantucket home while her husband and sons all returned to the sea, on voyage after voyage. In a shocking denouement to their lives, Susan’s husband, Charles Veeder, a respected and successful whaling captain, devolved into a drunken madman, became enamored of a Polynesian woman and chose to remain in the South Seas for the rest of his life.