Book, Specialty & Gift Shops Outer Banks, NC

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Outer Banks Book & Gift Stores

Find that Special Something...
We all want to take a piece of the Outer Banks home with us - seashells, t-shirts or a little something more unique. You'll also want to browse through Outer Banks bookstores to find the perfect magazine or book for beach reading! On this page you'll find a list of Outer Banks bookstores, candles shops, nautical shops, and more. Outer Banks stores on this page are listed by town, north to south.

Corolla Shops | Duck Shops |Kitty Hawk Shops | Kill Devil Hills Shops
Nags Head Shops | Roanoke Island Shops | Hatteras Island Shops


Life On A Sandbar Store

Specializing in braids, hair wraps, feather extensions, henna tattoos, air brush tattoos, stepping stones, and sand art creations. Featuring Del Sol, Disney, and Marvel color-changing products, and color-changing nail polish. Snow Cones handmade in the Corolla location only.

Their Corolla store is located at: 807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927 and is reachable by phone at: 1-252-453-0809.  Store hours are 9-9, closed on Sunday. To learn more, please visit

Island Bookstore
Browse the rows of books covering a wide variety of subjects, special order that particular one of interest or ship a book back home to a friend of family member. Three locations on the Outer Banks for your convenience - Corolla, Duck and Kitty Hawk. 

Currituck Beach Lighthouse & Gift Shop
Located at the site of the Currituck Lighthouse in Corolla, the gift shop offers a variety of lighthouse items as well as Outer Banks souvenirs. 1101 Corolla Village Road, 252-453-4939. 

The Village Fisherman Unique Gifts
Located in Corolla Light Town Center, The Village Fisherman offers home décor, candles, whimsical gifts and more. Free wine and cheese party on Thursday evenings from 5-9pm!  1210 Ocean Trail, 252-453-0257

Mystic Jewel
The Mystic Jewel specializes in providing hand picked, limited quantity jewelry from around the world as well as unique gems and hand beaded jewelry. 793 Sunset Boulevard, 252-255-5515

Beach Bag Books & Music
Locally known as "Finnigan's Place", Beach Bag Books & Music is a family bookstore that offers summer that brings children's books to life. Check out their blog for more information, 252-453-2900.

Old Corolla Trading Co.
Timeless styles and traditions of 19th century traders. Handcrafted model ships and airplanes, balance toys, weatervanes and weatherstations, reproduction signs and more! 1129 Corolla Village Road, 252-453-9942. 

Corolla Candles
ROOT candles, Wildberry Incense, Corolla Shell Candles, Bridgewater Candles and more!  794 Sunset Boulevard, 252-457-0233.


Growlers to Go
Choose from 42 taps to fill your growler with fresh draft beer that can even be delivered straight to your beach house, as well as about 100 types of bottled and canned beer, fully-stocked coolers and kegerator rentals! 
Located in the Loblolly Pines shopping center in downtown Duck. Visit or call 252-715-1946.


Duck's Cottage Coffee & Book Shop
More than your typical bookstore Duck's Cottage Coffee & Book Shop offered fresh brewed coffee, pastries and a wide variety of books. Stop in and stay awhile! Waterfront Shops, 252-261-5510.

Island Bookstore
Browse the rows of books covering a wide variety of subjects, special order that particular one of interest or ship a book back home to a friend of family member.  Three locations on the Outer Banks for your convenience. Corolla, Duck and Kitty Hawk, Duck location is in Scarborough Faire, 252-261-8981.

The Cottage Shop
The cottage shop also known as Kellogg's has a keen insight to assisting home owners and visitors alike finding the items which make any home a home. It features home accents, accent furniture, bed linens, flat and serving ware, and everything else that you will need for your home. 1201 Duck Rd. 252-261-8121. 

Sound Feet Shoes
Here you can find a premier shoe store with comfort brand shoes, and major brands of athletic and skate shoes. The whole family can find shoes here, and a well-trained staff to help you with the perfect fit. 1194 Duck Rd. 252-261-0490.

Outer Banks Surf Shop
Outer Banks Surf Shops has all of your traditional surf shop offerings from surfboards, boogie boards and all you surf-related accessories. They also offer surfboard and boogie board rentals and surf lessons. 1176 Duck Rd. 252-261-4160

Duck Village Outfitters
Duck Village Outfitters is DUCK'S original surf Shop. They have a wide selection of bikes, kayaks, and surf rentals, including body, skim boards, wetsuits, clothing including all popular brand name surf clothing. They offer kayak tours and surf lessons. 1207 Duck Rd. 252-261-7222.

Try my Nuts Nut Company
This peanut is beyond what most have ever seen. They Specialize in nuts for everyone's taste. They have Gourmet nuts, Chocolates, Chocolate Bridge Mix, Chocolates PMS Bars, Chocolate Covered Gummi Bear, Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee, White Chocolate Cashew Toffee, Chocolate Covered Brittle, Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds, Smokehouse Almonds, Butter Toasted Cashews, Key Lime Pecans, Bourbon Praline Pecans, Butter Toasted Pecans, Flavored Pistachios and the World's Hottest nuts, and much more. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd., 252-261-0900.

Exotic Cargo
These stores offer a variety of home decor, artwork, furniture, and jewelry with a very unique style. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-995-7702

Mystic Jewel
The Mystic Jewel has one of the largest selections of sterling silver jewelry and semi-precious gemstone jewelry on the Outer Banks. It specializes in unique style jewelry for any jewelry lover's taste. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-255-5515.

The Wooden Feather Wildlife Gallery
This beautifully hand crafted fumiture is unique in its own way. It offers creative designs as well as craftsmanship apart from the ordinary. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-261-2808

Scarborough Lane Shoppes, ToyRific is a fun shop for kids of all ages. They feature toys like Thomas, Lego, Steiff, Playmobil and Gund and some of the other hard-to-find favorites. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-261-3939

This store is a blast from the past. They have an amazing collection of nostalgic tin and wooden signs, but you can also find retro T-shirts, lava lamps, rockabilia, vintage prints and frames and much more retrograde equipment. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-261-2090

Christmas Mouse
Here you can find everything that you need for Christmas. They have a wide collection of lights, decorations, trees, stockings and anything else that you could think to need for Christmas. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-261-5404.

Carolina Moon Gallery
Carolina moon gallery specializes in crafted worl'1s of art that blend modern and ancient ideas, combining man-made art with the cosmic art of nature's creations. The offer jewelry, pottery, extraordinary cards, books, natural oils, soap and even toys for all ages. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-255-6336

Outer Barks
If you are a dog lover then this is the store for you. They have everything imaginable for you four-legged furry friends. They offer natural and gourmet treats, toys and clothes are sold here. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-261-6279.

Diane's Lavish Linens
This store offers all your fine bed and bath linens and more. They have new baby gifts, Vera Bradley, Table Linens, and Bath and Body Luxuries and much more. Scarborough Lane Shoppes. 1171 Duck Rd, 252-255-0555.

Urban Cottage
This is a one of a Rind house decor store. They offer everything from rugs to furniture, wall decor to gifts and accessories. They offer interior design services as well as full house packages. Scarborough Faire 1177 Duck Rd., 1-866-861-6877.

The Nags Head Shop

The first Outer Banks Espresso shop that not only offers a variety of coffee of different blends, but Sunglasses, hats, shoes, gifts and more. Scarborough Faire. 1177 Duck Rd, 252-261-7262.

The Culinary Duck 
If you love to cook and entertain then this is the store for you. You can find everything for your kitchen including utensils, linens, teas, a unique assortment of teapots, specialty foods and wine accessories. Scarborough Faire. 1177 Duck Rd, 252-261-0455.

Beach Gallery
Here you will find a variety of different oil paintings and once you decide which you like you can even choose your own frame to go with it to match your home decor. Scarborough Faire. 1177 Duck Rd, 252-261-5757

Plum Crazy
This boutique is a one of kind shop with unique and unusual, many times one of a kind treasures. It has art treasures from not only local artists but national artists as well. It even has environmentally friendly gifts or things that have a second life as something else. It has something to offer everyone. Soundside Shops. 1180 Duck Rd., 252-261-1125.

Sara Despain Jewelry
The pieces of jewelry in this store are a lyrical blend of substance and poetry. You can find gold and silver along with diamonds and other rare gemstones here. Osprey Landing. 1190 Duck Road, 252-255-0671

The Kid's Store
Here you can choose from all sorts of popular and educational toys, pirate stuff, games, puzzles, Rites and stuffed animals. It a great place to come when you want to treat your kids. Waterfront Shops. 252-261-3553.

Sea Dragon Gallery
Selective American handcrafts are the focus at Sea Dragon. Offerings of jewelry, glass, pottery, oil paintings and watercolors are among some of the selections they have to offer. Waterfront Shops. 252-261-4224.

Donna Designs
This store is known for its popular wearable art that is hand-painted one piece at a time. These designs have a fun coastal theme - turtles, fish, crabs, and much more. Waterfront Shops. 1240 Duck Rd., 252-261-6868.

Here you can find fun and fun stuff like colorful jewelry, glass mobiles, gifts for everyone, home decor, glassware, mermaids, lamps and fun furniture. Waterfront Shops. 1240 Duck Rd., 252-255-5818.

Yesterday's Jewels
This store located in Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza is a small yet very niche jeweler that's had a loyal following of customers for 24 years. They specialize in antique and estate jewelry. Antique jewelry is getting harder to find and for those who love it will love this store. Loblolly Pines-1187 Duck Rd., 252-261-4869.

That Stained Glass Place
This store located in Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza specializes in stained glass art pieces and mosaics. And if you wanted to learn to stain your own glass or make your own mosaic just come in and these well trained professionals will be more than that happy to help you design your own masterpiece. Loblolly Pines-1187 Duck Rd., 252-261-5010.

Kitty Hawk

Children's books, local interest, gifts, cards, local interest books - you'll find it here! 5330 N. Virginia Dare Trail, 252-261-4353.

Island Bookstore
Browse the rows of books covering a wide variety of subjects, special order that particular one of interest or ship a book back home to a friend of family member.  Three locations on the Outer Banks for your convenience. Corolla, Duck and Kitty Hawk. Kitty Hawk location 3712 North Croatan Highway, 252-255-5590.

Major Party
All your party supplies in one convenient location! Napkins, balloons, costume accessories, over the hill, anniversary, wedding and more! Located at milepost 3 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk. 252-255-1196

Islander Flags
Offering commercial and residential flags and banners. Located at milepost 0 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk. 800-253-3524 or 252-261-6266

Simply D'Vine - Fine Artisan Chocolates

Uniquely handcrafted chocolates made with only the finest imported chocolate from around the world. Each handpainted and molded with a fusion of unique flavors. Located in Kitty Hawk. 252-261-3804. 

Kill Devil Hills

Mom's Sweet Shop
Mom's Sweet Shop is an electric mix of clothing, furniture, and more. From street, skate, vintage and dead stock clothing to vintage furniture to locally made items such as jewelry, art, candles, soaps and more...There is something for everyone in this sweet little shop. Make it a regular stop on your visits to the Outer Banks, with their ever changing inventory, you never know what you may find. Located at 3105 Croatan Highway next to the Bad Bean Taqueria in Kill Devil Hills. 252-441-MOMS (6667) 

Outer Banks Specialty Baskets
Put together that one of a kind basket! Any reason any season. 252-449-4352. 

Nags Head Hammocks
Three locations on the Outer Banks for your convenience - Kill Devil Hills, Duck and Avon. Nags Head Hammocks offers handcrafted rope furniture and hammocks. They'll also ship your purchase for you! Kill Devil Hills location is on the Bypass at milepost 10, 252-441-6115 or 800-334-6433.

Nags Head

Life On A Sandbar Store

Specializing in braids, hair wraps, feather extensions, henna tattoos, air brush tattoos, stepping stones, and sand art creations. Featuring Del Sol, Disney, and Marvel color-changing products, and color-changing nail polish. Snow Cones handmade in the Corolla location only.

Our Nags Head store is located at: 3933 S. Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959 and is reachable by phone at: 1-252-449-9066.  Store hours are 10-9 daily.

The Publisher's Warehouse
Discount book outlet featuring the classics as well as modern authors. There's even a book exchange for the quick readers. Tanger Outlet Center, milepost 16. 252- 449-9327

The Chalet Shop
Find your treasure here! The Chalet Shop offers exquisite jewelry pieces, Madam Alexander Dolls, David Winder Cottages and more! 6406 S Virginia Dare Trail, milepost 15.5 on the Beach Road in Nags Head. 252-441-6402

Forbes Candies & Gifts
Serving the Outer Banks for over 35 years. Unique gifts, salt water taffy, fudge and more await! Located at milepost 11 on the Bypass in Nags Head, 252-441-7293. 

The Christmas Mouse

It's Christmas all year round! Collectibles, tropical Santas and beachy Christmas cards are a probable find. 2401 S Croatan Highway (on the Bypass) in Nags Head, 252-441-8111.

Traditional Hallmark store with a little island flair. Located in the Outer Banks Mall, milepost 14.5 in Nags Head. 252-441-7015

Gulf Stream Gifts
Located at milepost 10.5 on the Beach Road in Nags Head, Gulf Stream gifts offers a large selection of nautical gifts, jewelry, prints, lighthouse and dolphin memorabilia. 2512 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head. 252-441-0433.

Beach Memories Scrapbook Store
Largest selection of scrapbooking items on the Outer Banks.  Stop by and start your scrapbook today! Classes also offered - call for details. Located in the Plaza Del Sol, milepost 10 on the bypass in Nags Head, 252-441-7277.

Shipwreck Museum
Located on the Causeway the Shipwreck Museum has been locally owned since 1953! Shipwreck Museum, Inc. offers a variety of coastal gifts including seashells, driftwood, live hermit crabs, jewelry, lamps, local crafts, nautical gifts and more. Open  March 1 - November 30 7746 S Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. 252-441-5739

Souvenir City
The one stop shop for all your beach and gift needs. Beachwear, beach gear, souvenirs and t-shirts. Souvenir City has been serving the Outer Banks since 1962. 6902 S Virginia Dare Trail, milepost 16 on the Beach Road. 252-441-7452

Something Fishy
Located in the heart of Nags Head, Something Fishy offers a unique assortment gifts with an Island flair including a large selection of "fishy" jewelry, gifts and handcrafts! Milepost 10.5 on the Beach Road, 252-441-9666.

Roanoke Island

Burnside Books
Burnside Books sells books of all topics. Special sections for local interests and for children. New and used. 610 Virginia Dare Road, Manteo. 252-473-3311

Manteo Booksellers
Located in the heart of Roanoke Island, Manteo Booksellers holds frequent author readings and book signings. They also feature pottery, hand-woven baskets and jewelry. 101 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, 252-473-1221. 

The Christmas Shop
Located on the main road in Manteo, The Christmas Shop offers a wide variety of unique gifts and décor for all seasons. 252-473-2838. 

Island Nautical
All things nautical! Located in The Waterfront Shops in Manteo, Island Nautical offers lobster traps, lifeboat oars, model ships, tide clocks and regular clocks, weather veins, flags, binnacles, ship lanterns and more! 252-473-1411. 

Endless Possibilities
In-house gallery features rugs and such hand braided from the overflow of clothing donated to the OB Hotline by volunteers. All proceeds go to Outer Banks Hotline to aid in the intervention, prevention and shelter for battered and/or abused women in our community. 105 Budleigh Street, Manteo, 252-475-1575. 

My Secret Garden
Located in the heart of Manteo, My Secret Garden offers a variety of bird houses, jewelry, garden ornaments, signs, cat and dog items and a bit of whimsy with mermaids and fairies!  Sir Walter Raleigh Street, 252-473-6880.

Manteo Blacksmith Shop
Relive 19th century blacksmithing through live demonstrations! Browse the store where artists sell hand forged ornamental ironwork including accessories for home and garden. Manteo Blacksmith Shop also has a display at KDH Cooperative in Kill Devil Hills. 408 Queen Elizabeth Ave, 252-473-1709.

Hatteras Island

Buxton Village Books
Offers a wide variety of modern authors as well as books on historical Hatteras and Indie. Located on Highway 12 in Buxton. 252-995-4240 

Izabella's Closet
Women's specialty boutique offering a line of Flax clothing. Find the laid back Hatteras style at Izabella's Closet. NC 12, Hatteras Village. 252-986-6575

Ugly Mugs
Located in Buxton, Ugly Mugs Coffee Shop offers a wide variety of coffees to jump start your morning! 252-995-5590

Country Elegance
Features aromatherapy oils, birdhouses, antiques, unique art pieces, dolls, baskets and more. Located on Harbor Road in Avon. 252-995-6269

Island Spice and Wine

Offering over a 1,000 choices in wine, fine cheeses, breads, spices, ethnic ingredients, gourmet coffee beans and treats. Hwy. 12, Avon, 252-995-7750.

Home Port Gallery & Gifts LLC
Gallery and gift shop specializing in regional and local photography, jewelry, artwork, candles, pottery and gourmet foods. 26006 Hwy 12, Waves, 252-987-1550

Hatteras Island Toy Store
Offering Thomas the Train, toy boats, pirates, educational toys, Hello Kitty and more. Next to Subway, Avon, 252-995-7171.

Scotch Bonnet Candies
Scotch Bonnet Candies in Frisco offers over 24 flavors of saltwater taffy, jelly beans and other Outer Banks gifts such as hermit crabs and t-shirts. Frisco, 888-354-4242 or 252-995-4242. 

The Old Gray House Gift & Shell Shop
Get lost in Hatteras history! The Old Gray House & Shell Shop was built from old pieces of wood found on the beach. You'll also find handmade soaps, clothes, towel sets, placemats and napkin sets, and Raggedy Ann and Andy sets. Light Plant Road, Buxton, 252-995-6098.

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