Nantucket Books Gift Guide 2020

Three Nantucket books all autographed by author Nathaniel Philbrick in this special gift set. 

Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1690 - 1802 A book about a tiny island with a huge history. “For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker

In the Heart of the Sea Our #1 Best-seller that tells the riveting story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. 

Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, An Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together A charming memoir of midlife recounting author Nathaniel Philbrick's attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won at twenty-two.


By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades - but this could be the summer that changes everything!

When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election.

There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other?

Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere -- through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise -- until Mallory learns she's dying.

Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.


The complete Winter Street series in one paperback set autographed by #1 New York Times Best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand. The set comes with a special Elin sticker and an "I'd Rather Be Living in an Elin Hilderbrand novel" bookmark and decorative band. If you would any personalization added to the book, please add it to comment at checkout. 

#1 Winter Street In Elin's first Christmas novel, meet the Quinn family, owners of the Winter Street Inn, who all gather on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.

#2 Winter StrolWith jealousy, passion, and eggnog consumption at an all-time high, it's going to take a whole lot more than a Christmas miracle to get the Quinns--and the inn--through Nantucket's Christmas Stroll weekend intact.

#3 Winter StormBefore the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals and storms, in this touching novel that proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.

#4 Winter Solstice Raise one last glass with the Quinn Family at the Winter Street Inn.  A celebration of everything we love--and some of the things we endure--about the holidays, WINTER SOLSTICE is Elin Hilderbrand at her festive best.


Order an Autographed + Personalized Copy of Nancy Thayer's Girls of Summer! Coming May 26, 2020. (If you would like it personalized, plesae write the name in the comment section at check-out!)

From star-crossed matches to unexpected love triangles, summer on Nantucket always holds the promise of romance in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time after hiring hunky carpenter Mack Whitney to renovate her old Nantucket home. There's no denying the spark growing between them--despite the fact that Mack is ten years her junior. But her twentysomething children, Juliet and Theo, on the island for the summer, worry that the new relationship will only lead to Lisa's heartbreak.

Yet Juliet and Theo are in for tangled love stories all their own. When dreamy Cooper Hastings moves to the island to pursue a new environmental venture, Juliet feels an unwelcome attraction, her rocky romantic history pushing her to steer clear of love. Theo only has eyes for Mack's daughter, Bethany, with whom he was bound by an unspeakable tragedy in high school--but can they overcome their past? By August, when an impending storm threatens to shatter the peace of the golden island, everyone discovers what they can and cannot control. Nancy Thayer dazzles again with this new tale of a magical summer.


The complete Paradise series by Elin Hilderbrand in a Signed Set (2 paperbacks and one hardcover) complete with an "I'd Rather Be Living in an Elin Hilderbrand" bookmark and "I (read) Elin" sticker. All books signed by Elin. Please include any personalization in the comment section at checkout.

#1 Winter in Paradise (paperback) A husband's secret life, a wife's new beginning: escape to St. John USVI and meet Irene Steele in this first book in the Paradise Series.

#2 What Happens in Paradise (paperback) Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made Winter in Paradise a national bestseller, What Happens in Paradise is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of America's most beloved and engaging storytellers.

#3 Troubles in Paradise  (hardcover) Travel to the bright Caribbean one last time in the satisfying conclusion of the Paradise series.  As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home. At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that brought Irene and her sons to St. John -- and the truth that transformed them all.


A signed copy of Francine Mathew's Death on Tuckernuck. The autographed copy is a special book plate signed by Francine Mathews!

A hurricane ravages New England, and bodies and secrets are piling up on a secluded island off Nantucket.
 
As a Category 3 hurricane bears down on New England over the final weekend in September, a luxury yacht grounds on the shoals surrounding a deserted barrier island off the western end of Nantucket. When the Coast Guard responds, they find two people shot in the boat’s cabin, one of whom dies before reaching the hospital. Nantucket Police Detective Meredith Folger is called in to investigate—three days before her long-anticipated wedding.

As the hurricane batters her beloved island and house full of wedding guests, Merry Folger struggles to unravel a tangle of false identities, missing guns, and a cargo of heroin that’s left one man in a coma, fighting to survive. But is he a victim, or a killer?


Anna Gardner (1816–1901) was a Nantucket edu­cator, writer, abolitionist, and suffragist. A lifelong advocate of justice, she worked tirelessly toward her vision of an equitable society. A co-organizer of the 1841 Nantucket Anti-Slavery Convention, the first teacher and principal of the Jefferson School for freedmen in Charlottesville, Va., and among the first women to vote on Nantucket, Gardner engaged in movements locally, regionally, and nationally throughout the nineteenth century. Her story shows that societal change is possible at the ground level when everyday people put their principles into action.

In this first full-length biography, White draws on extensive new research, providing the most compre­hensive account of Gardner’s life to date and contex­tualizing it within a period of enormous change in both education and civil rights.


Celebrate the Holidays with New York Times Best-selling author Nancy Thayer. 

A Very Nantucket Christmas Two Holiday novels in one paperback book, A Nantucket Christmas and An Island Christmas. 

Let it Snow (Hardcover) A Nantucket shopkeeper discovers that Christmas is the perfect occasion to make unexpected friendships, warm the coldest of hearts, and maybe even find love.

Hot Flash Holidays A gift from The Hot Flash Club, a quirky look at the annual bedlam called the Holiday season.


Autographed Copy by Carrie Neiman Culpepper

Nantucket style features a high-end island lure and many design creations, and this book's major appeals are for those who love home, fashion, luxury, sailing, surfing, and designer photography- This stunning book features gorgeous photographic portraits and environmental shots of islanders in their homes and leisure pursuits, as well as illustrations of elements that shape signature Nantucket aesthetics. The visuals are complimented with essays on the island customs, activities, and history that helped shape this island's unique culture- Co-authors Liza Gershman and Carrie Culpepper have stepped into the lives of the island's characters, with interviews with various inhabitants, including prominent personalities, such as writer, actor, and creator of TV show Odd Mom Out Jill Kargman, and best-selling novelist Elin Hilderbrand, as well as lifelong residents, descendants of members of families who have been on the island dating back to its Quaker settlement in 1660, and many more- The authors have been long-time visitors of Nantucket. Liza has lived multiple full seasons on-island and has been an active member across the island in many projects and groups, so her intimacy with the island and its people is unique. And in the course of researching for various articles about the island, Carrie has gotten to know many stylish and influential islanders"NOBODY ACCIDENTALLY HAPPENS UPON NANTUCKET." Nantucket: Classic American style 30 miles out to sea explores how the island's classic New England nautical style is shaped by its rugged landscape, as well as the sport, art, and lifestyle of its influential and everyday inhabitants. The island's tight-knit community of achievers and dreamers has created an enviable aesthetic that's affected in equal measure by the people, its historic gray-shingle homes and the 14-mile-long island itself, it's wind, sea, and wild landscape. This stunningly photographed book will feature portraits and environmental shots of summer residents and islanders in their homes and leisure pursuits across the island, as well as watercolor illustrations of elements that shape their Nantucket style.


Get all 3 Nantucket Candle Maker Mysteries in this special set signed by the author complete with custom bookmark and candle gift. Stella Wright, Nantucket candle store owner and amateur sleuth is on the case in these three novels set on Nantucket Island.

1. Murder's No Votive Confidence (Mass Market Paperback)

2. Murder Makes Scents (Mass Market Paperback)

3. 15 Minutes of Flame (Mass Market Paperback)

Set includes 3 autographed books with custom bookmark and special candle gift. 

 

 


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.


Order an Autographed Copy of ACK The Nantucket Duckling.

On the island of Nantucket lived a little duckling with a big problem. Ack is afraid to march in the annual Duckling Parade. Will he be laughed at because his beak is so different? Or will he find a way to avoid the Parade before it's too late?

Ack! The Nantucket Duckling is a celebration of unconditional love and self-acceptance. Ack's transformation from timid, self-doubting duckling to courageous, heartwarming hero encourages us to escape the competitive trap of comparison and rejoice in the freedom of simply being who we are.


 

Order an Autographed Copy of Leslie Baines' "Let's Take A Hike: 7 Family-Friendly Trails on Nantucket!" Illustrated by Danny Moore.

Thirty miles out to sea is the island of Nantucket. Over half of the land has been conserved and remains undeveloped for all residents and visitors to enjoy. These seven hikes were chosen for their natural beauty, historical significance, or connection to the island's natural habitat. The hikes range from half a mile to 3 miles. Each trail includes simple directions, a brief history, and questions for children on nature and subjects of interest about Nantucket.


Brandy: A NiSHA Adoption Story Cover Image
By Christina Oates, Christina Oates (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781734843200
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Christina Oates - April 25th, 2020

Welcome to Ballet School: written by a professional ballerina Cover Image
By Ashley Bouder, Julia Bereciartu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780711251281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - August 4th, 2020

“A detailed and practical title for those interested in learning about ballet or to engage young readers in movement during story time” – School Library Journal

Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and let’s master your basics with author and New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder.