Cape Cod is a special place, and our book selections in store reflect that, filling our large table in front of the main window overlooking our historic Main Street.


Here is a sampling of what we carry. We are always happy to ship.



Cape Cod Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown


by John Carafoli



Cape Cod, Massachusetts is, roughly, a 70-mile peninsula divided into 15 towns, each with its own unique personality, history, and gastronomic adventure. Cape Cod's culinary landscape is evolving. Yes, there are still the delicious fried clams, fresh broiled or grilled fish, and lobster rolls that have always been favorites, but many of today's chefs are reinventing these traditional foods with a twist. Today's Cape presents a thriving and unique culinary landscape and Cape Cod Chef's Table gives readers, locals, and visitors a new perspective on this culinary scene. With recipes for the home cook from the Cape's celebrated eateries and purveyors alongside beautiful full-color photos, Cape Cod Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook.


Son of a Mermaid


Katie O'Sullivan


Shea MacNamara's life just got complicated.


After a freak tornado devastates his Oklahoma farm, the fifteen-year-old orphan moves to Cape Cod to live with a grandmother he's never met. Struggling to make sense of his new surroundings, he meets a girl along the shore who changes his life forever.


Kae belongs to an undersea world hidden from drylanders. The daughter of royal servants, she knows the planned marriage of her Princess to the foreign King should put an end to the war between the clans. Two things stand in the way of lasting peace: an ambitious Regent and rumors of a half-human child who will save the oceans.


Sparks fly when she meets Shea, but could the cute drylander really be the Son of a Mermaid?


This young adult book is aimed at advanced middle grade and beginner YA readers, and anyone looking for fantasy and adventure with a Cape Cod setting. A perfect young teen beach book for summer on the Cape, filled with adventure, light romance and beautiful descriptions of life along the sandy shores – and beneath the waves.


Son of a Mermaid is the first book in a planned series about Shea MacNamara and the undersea world of mermaids and mermen that he discovers off the shores of Cape Cod.  


CHATHAM 'S 300th Anniversary


Three Centuries in a Cape Cod Village:

The Story of Chatham


A composite of special essays by local historians, packed with early photographs of Chatham, this publication will be available at the Atwood House Museum and local book stores




Available Now!



The Official Souvenir Book of the Chatham 300 Celebration


The Official Souvenir Book of the Chatham 300 Celebration is a stunning book, packed with colorful descriptions about our fascinating community, award winning photographs, articles by talented local writers including a foreword by Bernard Cornwell, information about featured commemorative activities during 2012, a historical timeline, and much more. Celebrate Chatham 300 with this lasting memory of our town and its tribute to our 300th anniversary.






The Godfrey Windmill

Chatham, Massachusetts


The Godfrey Windmill

With a 2011 grant from the Chatham Cultural Council, the Chatham Windmill Group has published a book,"The Godfrey Windmill".  It is interesting to read and contains lots of information about the Mill and the process of milling.


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Chatham At Its Best


by Jennifer Eldredge Stello


Next up in the "At Its Best" series is one of the most beautiful towns on Cape Cod, poised with both grace and courage on the elbow of the peninsula. 







Chatham in the Jazz Age


Chatham: From the Second World War to the Age of Aquarius


by Debra Lawless


Between the town's bicentennial celebration in 1912 and the start of the Second World War, Chatham was transformed from an undiscovered fishing village into a popular tourist destination. As hemlines rose and an old way of life began to collapse, a curious cast of characters put Chatham on the national map.


Picking up where Chatham in the Jazz Age left off, Chatham: From the Second World War to the Age of Aquarius is an exciting new book by Debra Lawless that  explores the history of Chatham, from the beginning of the Second World War to the end of the 1960s.  




Chatham Sea Captains in the Age of Sail


by Joseph P. Nickerson


Chatham Sea Captains in the Age of Sail" chronicles the lives and adventures of twenty-five men who traveled the seas from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. These were extraordinary men, masters of navigation, who charted paths from the Cape to the Far East with their regal clipper ships; deep-sea fishermen whose fearless spirit drove them to the Grand Banks and Newfoundland in the quest for their catch; and coastal captains who skirted America's eastern seaboard in pursuit of trade. Spurred on by the Industrial Revolution's demands, these mariners continued their pelagic exploration while pirates, privateers and Confederate raiders tested their mettle. The sea was both foe and ally. To meet the foe was the challenge; to sail her waters and return home as true masters was the force that drove these men to excellence. 



Chatham: Images of America

by Janet Daly




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