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The Island Bookstore

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Our family enjoyed our stop here. It was a nice addition to our vacation here. Wonderfully diverse... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
via mobile
We visit every time we come to the Outer Banks!

This is a great indepentdant book store and they have three locations on the outer banks. We have... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Newbury, United Kingdom
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1130 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoyed our stop here. It was a nice addition to our vacation here. Wonderfully diverse choices with a nice selection of local interest for the perfect gifts and souvenirs. Comfortable seats to browse a bit and a well labeled shelves and nooks everywhere...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is a great indepentdant book store and they have three locations on the outer banks. We have been to all three on this visit and they are all great! It would be tough to not find something to read in any one of them....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We loved this bookstore! Perfect place to explore on a rainy day or a break from the beach. Wonderful selection of books and other items, including lots of books about the Outer Banks. Highly recommend a visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Myra B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A small quaint bookstore with a reading area, but there was a worker on the second floor directly beside the reading area talking loudly on speakerphone. It did not make me want to linger and browse.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Megan N
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this little bookstore while out exploring one evening. We assumed everything was closed since it was after 5. We were excited to see this store was open and loved it! What a cozy little bookstore. My daughter loved it and wanted all the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nataliegD9880LR
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This location is sort of hard to find, but it's worth it! This branch of the Island Bookstore is less cluttered than its Duck counterpart, but has the same great selection, and a hidden horse on the second floor!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank beachbunny49
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I love this bookstore. I was in Corolla around six years ago and remembered it, so when I was back in the area, I wanted to return. It was exactly what I remembered. Although not large, there is a good selection of books. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JLB47
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I love all bookstores really but this one is super cute. Charming décor and location with a great selection of vacation reads. Staff was very friendly. Loved the "Corolla Pony" on the second floor.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank L84Sure
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful staff at the hidden gem. One staffer walked me all through the store looking for a wide selection of books for our 10 day stay. The store has an incredible selection of local books as well. The children's books section is massive....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GerardEvans
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This shop is located in Historic Corolla Village, so it's a little bit out of the way. That's a shame, because it's a treasure in Corolla. Excellent selection of new titles, especially considering the relative size of the building. I'll confess that I usually buy...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Robin C
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