All about Us

Nantucket Bookworks 
We are a full-service, general interest bookstore selling new books, with a small selection of out-of-print Nantucket titles. We have an extensive children's room, card room, Young Adult section, and Nantucket Book section. Also, you never know what kind of eclectic sidelines might wind up in the store. Our mission is to surprise and delight our visitors on a daily basis!

Bookworks and Mitchell's have teamed up to offer enhanced services such as ordering online to pick up in stores, e-books, inventory stock check, combined events calendar, and more! Please visit the home page for each store for more about each specific location. 


Nantucket Map

We are happy to be located on Nantucket Island, 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Find Nantucket Bookworks downtown, between the Jared Coffin House Inn and the Brotherhood of Thieves restaurant. Broad Street is the street straight up from the Steamship Authority dock, and is about 4 blocks parallel and to the North of Main Street.

Our store address is 25 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554


Our Benefits Program

Bookworks Benefits the Island and You!

Once you sign up to be a Bookworks Benefits member, every time your purchases reach $200, you will receive a $10 coupon to go toward your next purchase.

Also, each time you make a purchase at Bookworks, 1% of the total value will be donated to your designated organization.

There is no cost to you and no card to carry.

Complete the sign-up form and you will receive an email confirming your Bookworks Benefits membership has begun. Your telephone number will be used as your ID number (it's unique and easy to remember). Your number will be kept in confidence.

When making any purchase at the store, just tell the bookseller your ID number and your purchase will be recorded on your account. When ordering via the website, enter your ID number in the comments section on the order page. How does it work? 

Benefits Sign-up Form

Our Non-Profit Partners

Special Orders 

Stack of Books

We do the legwork and track down whatever you're looking for, whether it be a new release or an out-of-print title.

80% of special orders arrive in the store within 5 business days. There is no shipping charge for books picked up in the store. We make every effort to let you know if a book is unavailable or will be delayed.

Out of print searches vary all over the road, but please allow at least 2-4 weeks.

Call us at 508-228-4000 or email us at

Employment at our Bookstores

Do you love people and books in equal measure? Now accepting applications for key positions at Mitchell's Book Corner and Nantucket Bookworks.

Click here for detailed job descriptions 

Email Wendy Hudson at with your letter of interest, resume, and salary requests.

Return Policy

All defined terms used below shall have the meanings set forth in our Terms and Conditions. 

Order Cancellations

Orders that you submit online are usually processed immediately and in most cases will not be able to be cancelled. You may need to wait until you receive the merchandise in order to return it.



Once an item of merchandise is delivered to you, you can return that item within 30 days of delivery. To be eligible for a return, your merchandise must be unused and in the same condition that you received it and must be in the original packaging.  Our return policy does not apply to the following goods: discounted or sale items, gift cards, personalized items, perishable goods such as food, flowers, newspapers or magazines.  These items are not eligible for return, refund or exchange.



To initiate a return, please email us at  We require a receipt or proof of purchase to accompany your return.

All returned merchandise should be sent to us at 54 Main St, Nantucket, MA, 02554.

For items that are manufactured by another party and resold by Us, please do not send such item back to the manufacturer.

You are responsible for paying for all shipping costs for your returned item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of any return shipping will be deducted from your refund. You should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance for items of value.


Refunds and Exchanges

After We have received your valid return, We will send you an email to notify you that We have received your returned item and notify you of the acceptance or rejection of your return.

If your return is accepted by Us, We will provide one of the following within a reasonable time: an exchange of merchandise for the item returned, a non-transferable merchandise credit, a credit to the payment card or original method of payment used to pay for the item, a check, or another remedy that we determine in good faith is appropriate in the circumstances.



If you do not comply with any of the above conditions, We reserve the right to refuse the return or exchange, or to impose different or additional conditions.