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  • $44.95

    Get both books for a discounted price! Order Ocean Isle Beach: A History and A Remembrance and Ocean Isle: Gem of the Atlantic for only $44.95.

    Ocean Isle Beach: A History and Remembrance

    New Hardcover Coffee Table Book Edition!

    This book is about an eight-mile barrier island on the Atlantic coast. It faces due south, on the same latitude as Los Angeles, California and Damascus, Syria. The island enjoys a mild climate and its oceanfront consists entirely of sandy beach. It wasn’t an island until 1934 when it was severed from the mainland by the construction of a section of the Intracoastal Waterway.  What is now Ocean Isle, slept in solitude for hundreds of years, disturbed only by a visit in 1791 of George Washington on his Southern Tour and by the U. S. Coast Guard’s mounted sailors who patrolled the island’s beach in WWll. In the 1920s, the long repose ended with an awakening by prohibition and the jazz age. Young flappers expended energy dancing the Charleston and imbibing bootlegged gin in Ocean Isle’s first commercial structure, a honky-tonk on the island’s welcoming beach.

    Ocean Isle Gem of the Atlantic Coast – Full Color Coffee Table Edition

    Escape to the sandy shores and salty air with a celebration of Ocean Isle Beach: The beauty of Ocean Isle’s beaches, marshes, canals & laid-back lifestyle in rich full-color photography. See the featured homes, parks, shops, and attractions of this hidden gem we know as Ocean Isle Beach, NC!

    Buy this hardcover, high quality, full-color coffee table edition and take home a piece of this treasured island and have the beach with you all year long!

  • $49.95

    A full history of Sunset Beach NC with stories from many of the “old timers” who were eye witnesses to events. Some are funny, some are shocking – all are fascinating. No true Sunset Beach Lover should be without this book!

    Sunset Beach A History is the second collaboration between Author/ Illustrator Miller Pope and celebrated novelist Jacqueline DeGroot. World renowned nature photographer Ken Buckner’s photos are used through out the book in addition to the photographs and illustrations of Miller Pope.

  • $19.99

    The Southern Surfcaster will increase your knowledge of fishing and help you develop into a more confident salt-water fisherman. Explore creative techniques and the latest strategies that have transformed the sport over the last decade. Many of the old-school methods of fishing are updated for modern practicality. The Southern Surfcaster will change the way you think and what you thought you knew about salt water fishing.

  • $29.95

    New Hardcover Coffee Table Book Edition!

    This book is about an eight-mile barrier island on the Atlantic coast. It faces due south, on the same latitude as Los Angeles, California and Damascus, Syria. The island enjoys a mild climate and its oceanfront consists entirely of sandy beach. It wasn’t an island until 1934 when it was severed from the mainland by the construction of a section of the Intracoastal Waterway.  What is now Ocean Isle, slept in solitude for hundreds of years, disturbed only by a visit in 1791 of George Washington on his Southern Tour and by the U. S. Coast Guard’s mounted sailors who patrolled the island’s beach in WWll. In the 1920s, the long repose ended with an awakening by prohibition and the jazz age. Young flappers expended energy dancing the Charleston and imbibing bootlegged gin in Ocean Isle’s first commercial structure, a honky-tonk on the island’s welcoming beach.

    Buy this book with Ocean Isle Beach Gem Of The Atlantic in our “Combo Pack” for just $44.95 – Save $9.95!

     

     

  • $19.99

    Breezy, inviting, and delightful–just like a day at the beach– The Beachcomber’s Companion is a charming illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that makes it easy for readers to identify their own beach discoveries. A handy resource section offers tips on how to prepare before setting out on a shoreline adventure: from the beachcomber’s commandments to must-have items for every beachcombing toolkit and advice on preserving shells. Awash with information and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is an essential companion for all who love the ocean’s shore.

    The Beachcomber’s Companion is an illustrated guide to collecting shells and other beach objects and includes basic tips and fun tidbits for shell collectors: how to clean shells, beachcombing commandments, the beachcomber’s toolkit, and an identification guide for 40 shells and beach treasures

  • $42.95

    Enjoy a straightforward and often humorous behind the scenes look at the people who developed Ocean Isle Beach—the people who took the island from a primitive rustic beach town to the quaint upscale paradise the island is today.

    Read about the innovators, the visionaries, the planners and plotters, and the salt of the earth, hardworking people who devoted their time and energy to making things work, making things happen, making things beautiful.

    Live in the moment and read how quirky things happened that set the tone for future development as the island took shape and people were lured to the area to buy into their share of the dream.

    Authors Lomie Lou Cooke and her son Stuart Cooke have written a great book about the early days of Ocean Isle Beach. The Cooke family was the third family to actually live on Ocean Isle Beach, giving Lomie Lou and Stuart a unique perspective on the subject.

    This 225 page book is full of color and black and white photos from “the early years” of Ocean Isle Beach!

    AVAILABLE TO SHIP TODAY!

    Growing up on Ocean Isle Beach in the 1960s and 1970s, I was honored to be a part of the evolution of this beautiful, isolated spit of land. Watching the transformation of OIB into a thriving village for thousands of people was a true joy. Ocean Isle, an island only six-miles long and half a mile wide, is located in Brunswick County, N.C. just north of the state line between North and South Carolina. It is geographically thirty miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and thirty miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. It’s been home to me for over sixty years, and now it’s home to many more.

    No one who had a part in this transformation, from those owning this former goat farm, to those earning a living fishing, building beach houses, or cooking up seafood, could have had any idea that in just a few decades OIB would be a thriving beach vacation destination for tens of thousands. Now dotted with million-dollar vacation homes, many flourishing communities and beach resorts, Ocean Isle Beach welcomes families from all over the United States and all over the world.

    The following pages offer a glimpse into the people who made Ocean Isle Beach the place we love today. Many of the people in the stories are gone now, but they live on within these pages. Their memories and history shared—each one helped create a cherished patchwork of the fabric that is now our beloved island’s legacy.

    These are my personal recollections as well as those of my mother, Lomie Lou Mills Cooke, who was 94-years- young at the time we were preparing to publish this book.

    Join us. Go back in time, and experience growing up on Ocean Isle Beach. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you.

    – Stuart Cooke 

     

     

  • $24.95

    Ocean Isle Gem of the Atlantic Coast – Full Color Coffee Table Edition
    Escape to the sandy shores and salty air with a celebration of Ocean Isle Beach: The beauty of Ocean Isle’s beaches, marshes, canals & laid-back lifestyle in rich full color photography. See the featured homes, parks, shops and attractions of this hidden gem we know as Ocean Isle Beach, NC!

    Buy this hard cover, high quality, full-color coffee table edition and take home a piece of this treasured island and have the beach with you all year long!

    Also Available in Combination Pack with Ocean Isle: A History and A Remembrance – Click Here to Purchase both for $44.95

     

     

  • $19.95

    Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast, second edition, is a completely updated, revised, and expanded version of the book originally published in 1991. It is a practical, entertaining, reader-friendly guide to the common animals, plants, and environment of the Carolina coast. Fully illustrated, with over 150 color photographs to aid with identification of over 120 subjects, plus additional drawings with in-depth information on each subject. Scientifically accurate, yet written in language the lay public can understand. It is a perfect resource for coastal residents and visitors along the North Carolina/South Carolina, and even the Georgia coast. A beachcomber’s handbook; valuable to any seaside explorer.

  • $16.99

    In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals — transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

    Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

    Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

    Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

    Paperback Edition

  • $14.99

    This is a basic guide on how to find and identify fossil shark teeth from the coast of the Carolinas. It offers the basic information novices need to get started hunting fossil shark teeth and features an easy-to-use reference section that will allow for speedy identification of species commonly found on the coasts of North and South Carolina.

    Table of Contents:

    What Are Fossil Shark Teeth? Fossilization, Fossil Formations

    How to Find Shark Teeth Beach Renourishment, Beach Zones, Times and Conditions, Weather, Moon Phases, Tools

    Where to Find Shark Teeth North Carolina: Outer Banks, Emerald Isle, Hammocks Beach State Park, Onslow Beach, Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach and Points South
    South Carolina: The Grand Strand, Cherry Grove, Georgetown and Points South, Edisto Island

    How to Identify Shark Teeth Common Shark-Tooth Species Found on Carolina Beaches: Blacktip, Corax, Mackerel, Lemon, Sand Tiger, Tiger, Bull, Dusky, Hammerhead, Great White, Mako, Megalodon, Snaggletooth
    Rare Shark-Tooth Species Found on Carolina Beaches: Extinct Tiger, Cow, Extinct Great White Species

  • $26.95

    Your one-stop source for all your questions about gardening in the Carolinas! Creating a flowerbed that draws admiring looks from passersby, complementing the look of your home with a beautiful landscape, and harvesting your very own homegrown edibles fresh from the garden does not happen by chance. No matter where in the Carolinas you live, you know that gardening success depends on knowing not only how but when to perform certain tasks.

    Carolinas Gardener’s Handbook features chapters on edible gardening, including fruits, herbs, and vegetables, ten popular plant categories, from annuals to trees, Monthly to-do calendars for each of the plant categories, information on sustainable and environmentally sound gardening practices, a special section on growing roses in the Carolinas. With input from a number of seasoned gardeners from both North and South Carolina, we have compiled a complete garden reference to answer any question. Happy Gardening!

  • $21.99

    Discover the history of The South Brunswick Islands—Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach—are man-made barrier islands formed when the North Carolina section of the Intracoastal Waterway was constructed between 1930 and 1940. In the late 1940s, Odell Williamson dreamed of a tranquil, family-vacation island and began buying tracts of land that would later become Ocean Isle Beach. This seven-mile-long island was incorporated as the town of Ocean Isle Beach in 1959. Mannon C. Gore envisioned the three miles of Sunset Beach as a peaceful residential community when he purchased the island in 1955. With over eight miles of oceanfront, Holden Beach is the longest and the largest of the three islands in the group. Each island boasts a unique character and has remained quiet with pristine beaches and a focus on families.

  • $9.99

    Growing up on a farm in the heart of eastern North Carolina’s tobacco country, author Phil Beaman has been surrounded by country folk and their colorful language his entire life. Though these communities continue to change, the bond of their phrases, expressions, colloquialisms, and just plain talk has remained within the hearts and minds of their people. Beaman chronicles this language in a humorous and fascinating collection of eastern North Carolina’s most down-home sayings. Everything from the weather to drunken sayings to gobbledygook is presented straight from the horse’s mouth. You may not know how to pronounce some of the words, but you will surely enjoy a trip back to the halcyon days of livin’ off the land and chewin’ the fat…

  • $17.95

    Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path shows you the Tar Heel State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed–from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

  • $21.99

    Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island are coastal North Carolina communities. History abounds in this area, settled by the Smith brothers in the late 1700s. A century later, Fort Caswell was built on Oak Island and used for Confederate defense. Two of North Carolina’s historic lighthouses grace the beaches of the area. “Old Baldy” was built in 1817 in a unique octagonal shape. On Oak Island, the lighthouse is modern yet beautiful; it was completed in 1958. River steamer routes flowed through here until 1925, exporting and importing goods at the Wilmington port. Today, the area is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy the plentiful live oaks, fishing, the waterfront park of Southport, and the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island showcases the rich military and recreational history of these coastal towns.

  • $26.95

    A gardener’s plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography. Gardening in the South is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region’s best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of southern garden style. Gardening in the South is for home gardeners in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

  • $15.99
    Centered on a real landmark on the coast of North Carolina (Bird Island/Sunset Beach NC), The Mailbox blends intriguing folklore and true faith with raw contemporary issues that affect every woman.
     
    When Lindsey Adams first visits the Kindred Spirit mailbox at Sunset Beach, she has no idea that twenty years later she will still be visiting the mailbox—still pouring out her heart in letters that summarize the best and worst parts of her life.
    Returning to Sunset for her first vacation since her husband left her, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Memories surface of her first love, Campbell—and the rejection that followed. When Campbell reappears in her life, Lindsey must decide whether to trust in love again or guard herself from greater pain. The Mailbox is a rich novel about loss, hope, and the beauty of second chances.
  • $12.95

    With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell’s former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

  • $29.99

    As the owner of one of the world’s most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker–especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting.

    There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass.

    Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production.

    In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well.

  • $12.95

    Relive the days when some of history’s most infamous pirates plagued the coasts of North and South Carolina. Pirates of the Carolinas features Pope’s full-color illustrations, with accompanying text describing the history and lore of pirates from the Golden Age to the present day.

  • $35.00

    Finally: a book that addresses the unique challenges of gardening in the coastal South.

    Master Gardener Barbara Sullivan provides an authoritative guide for gardeners from Tidewater Virginia to Florida and all along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, an area taking in USDA Zones 7b, 8, 9, and 10. Combining helpful gardening advice with an A-to-Z plant guide that describes more than 1,000 plant varieties and cultivars, Garden Perennials for the Coastal South will become an essential reference for both experienced and novice gardeners in this region.

    The book is organized to allow planning a year-round garden or focusing on a particular season. Sections separate subtropical plants, vines, herbs, groundcovers, ferns, heat- and drought-tolerant plants, shade plants, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and annuals, as well as address disease-resistant roses for the region.

    More than 200 color photographs illustrate individual plants and provide examples of beautiful landscape design. Rounding out the book’s usefulness is information on the basics of landscaping, soil preparation, plant care, propagation, diseases, and pests. Whether you are new to the coastal South or a lifelong resident, you will find Garden Perennials for the Coastal South an indispensable addition to your gardening bookshelf.

  • $16.99

    A surprise gift from her late husband will give a young widow the chance to do the hardest thing in the world . . . move on.

    On their honeymoon, the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Shaw made a pact: No matter the sacrifices along the way, one day they would return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina—this time to buy their own home.

    But that dream was not to be. Seven years into a beautiful marriage, Emily is left a widow, heartbroken, and way past caring about anything.

    Until a man approaches her, claiming to have something left to her from Ryan. Something secret.

    Unsure if she can ever embrace a new life without her husband, but even less sure about continuing to stay where she is, Emily heads to the coast to keep her end of the promise she once made.

    Without delay, she becomes immersed in the lives of the locals, including the reclusive bridge tender with an unexpected past. As the community debates over building a new bridge, Emily must decide whether she will build a bridge of her own, one that will take her out of a painful past and into the new life—and new love—that her lost love made possible.

  • $16.95

    Soft Cover – A Secret History Of Brunswick County – From the earliest days of European exploration to the golf courses and beach resorts in this fascinating and fast-growing region, Brunswick County has attracted settlers, invaders, and visitors of all descriptions.

    In these pages you’ll read about Steve Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” who hid his ships in Brunswick’s moss-draped creeks but unfortunately underestimated the ebbing tide; “Mrs. Calabash,” who’s said to have lent her name to the famous sign-off for Jimmy Durante’s classic radio shows; and Topsy the Elephant, who swam for the Brunswick riverbank after breaking loose from circus handlers in the 1920s.

    Follow the struggles and victories that shaped Brunswick County, from the first contact of Europeans with native Americans, to successive administrations of the Lords Proprietors, the royal governors, the British crown, and the leaders of a new nation—many at whom hailed from this small but influential corner of North Carolina. Discover Brunswick’s rich Civil War history, scenic roadways and waterways and current-day towns and townships.

    Tales of the Silver Coast, recounts the tales of privateers and plantation owners, politicians and Prohibition rum-runners and the many colorful people and diverse places of southeastern North Carolina.

  • $24.95

    The New Guide to North Carolina Beaches is an invaluable resource for every coastal traveler in the Tar Heel State. This descriptive guide to North Carolina’s coastal counties goes far beyond the basics to showcase all that the seaside has to offer, from beach access points and camping options to aquariums, museums, and other attractions. Glenn Morris also shares informative and entertaining histories of each county, insights into the maritime environment and its wildlife, and useful tips on subjects like the dos and don’ts of beach driving.

    *A beach-by-beach tour of more than 300 miles of coastline

    *Highlights public access points for beachgoers

    *Offers practical guidance for trip planning, whether day trips or weeklong vacations

    *Includes detailed maps, contact information, hours of operation, and much more

  • $24.95

    Our Sea Turtles is an abundantly illustrated guide to our human experience with a majestic and intriguing group of marine animals. The book dives deep into the lives of sea turtles, telling their story with unique perspectives and fascinating images that engender understanding and compassion.