Books By The Sea was the realization of a lifelong dream of Joyce Phillips to own a specialty bookstore that promoted local authors and catered to a unique, book loving community. Joyce passed away in 2007, but her memory lives on in the hearts of her customers and the authors whose lives she touched. Her husband, Tom, along with a dedicated and committed staff, have continued this store as her legacy to Cape Cod.
Joyce’s dream has come true. Books By The Sea has become an important part of the Cape Cod community providing public exposure for many authors, artists and photographers through signings, readings, and lectures.
Books By The Sea specializes in all things coastal. Our collection of books about Cape Cod and the Islands is extensive. Looking for a great guide book of the Cape…little-known Cape Cod history…lighthouses of the Cape…or specific Cape Cod art/artists? No problem…we’ve got you covered.
Searching for the perfect birthday gift for your daughter…a holiday gift for your grandson…a board book for your son’s new born…or some nursery rhymes to read to your grandchildren? From Make Way for Ducklings…to A Pocketful of Posies… to Cape Cod Bear… we’ve got the perfect book for you. Our selection of books for the little ones is well thought out, and covers a wide selection for all age groups.
A natural continuation of our commitment to all things local (and coastal), Local Art By The Sea features the work of a variety of accomplished local artists, whose mediums include photography, acrylics, and watercolors.
We are known for our quality selection of greeting cards. We offer Cardthartic, Coastal Colors of Cape Cod, Calypso, East Coast Print Images and Just One Miracle quality cards, as well as a strong selection of custom cards made by local artisans. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, a new baby or a wedding – we’ve got you covered.
Looking for a special or out-of-print book – or a book you just heard about on the radio? No problem – special orders are our specialty. We usually can get you what you need in just a couple of days! Click here to place a New Book Request.