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170 Howard Street 
PO Box 248
Ocracoke Island, NC 27960
252-928-5541
info@villagecraftsmen.com
 

Island Books

We carry a substantial selection of books about Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands, their history and their people.  Consider the following:

Click on any link below to go directly to that item on our Island Books page.
 
Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence Ocracoke Album
The Ocracoke Walking Tour The Story of Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke in the Fifties A Blessed Life- Growing Up on Ocracoke Island
New! Book on CD: Ocracoke Still Speaks
Ocracoke & Outer Banks Cookbooks
Little Sea Horse & the Story of the Ocracoke Ponies

A Blessed Life - Growing Up on Ocracoke Island
A Blessed Life
Della Gaskill, who grew up on Ocracoke, remembers what it was like in those earlier days, and she loves to tell stories about her memories.  In her book, A Blessed Life Growing Up on Ocracoke Island, she provides a fascinating glimpse into the past.  As Della looks back across the years she often slips back into the dialect of her childhood, reminiscent of old Ocracoke. 

94 pages with text & dozens of vintage photos.  

A Blessed Life- Growing Up on Ocracoke Island: 
Item No: DG001
Qty:Price: $15.95

Ocracoke in the Fifties
Ocracoke in the Fifties
By Dare Wright, model, fashion photographer, & children's author ("The Lonely Doll," "Holiday for Edith & the Bears," etc.), "Ocracoke in the Fifties" is Wright's only book for adults.  In print for the first time, this book is a tribute to one of Dare's favorite places.  It is also a time capsule of a unique island culture just past the midpoint of the twentieth century.  And surprisingly, it is a testament to the timelessness of Ocracoke.

116 pages with text & dozens of vintage photos (people, ponies, hotels, fishing boats, graveyards, sandy paths, & public buildings).  

Ocracoke in the Fifties: 
Item No: JFB006
Qty:Price: $19.95


Ocracoke Album
Ocracoke Album

Ocracoke Album: by Jack Dudley (2005, 9 1/2 X 12 1/2 hard cover, 191 pages) This autographed  copy of Ocracoke Album presents a photographic history of Ocracoke Island and Ocracoke Village from the 1890's up to the 1960's.  
Item No: DUD002
Qty:Price: $40.00

Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence:

Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence by Audrey Penn, New York Times Bestselling Author.  Illustrated by Joshua Miller & Philip Howard, owner of Village Craftsmen  (2007, 6" X 9" paperback, 317 pages) The sequel to Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove and Blackbeard and the Sandstone Pillar (see above).   (Autographed by Philip Howard.)
Item No: TGP003
Qty:Price: $8.95

Little Sea Horse & the Story of the Ocracoke Ponies
The Little Sea Horse & the Story of the Ocracoke Ponies

Little Sea Horse by Pat Garber  ( 8 1/2" X 11" soft cover)  Little Sea Horse and the Story of the Ocracoke Ponies provides information about the ponies in the context of a charming story about an island girl, her pony, and her mysterious dream about the ponies' origins.
Item No: OPS003
Qty:Price: $8.00


The Ocracoke Walking Tour
The Ocracoke Walking Tour 

The Ocracoke Walking Tour by Jenny Scarborough & Molly Harrison  ( 6" X 9" soft cover)  Maps, Attractions, Restaurants, Shopping, Places to Stay, with dozens of vintage photographs and historical information.  The guide is updated yearly.
Item No: OWT001
Qty:Price: $12.95
 


The Story of Ocracoke Island
The Story of Ocracoke

The Story of Ocracoke Island  (1976 paperback, 64 pages) A collection of previously published articles that paint a fascinating picture of this small Atlantic coast island. 
Item No: OPS001
Qty:Price: $12.50

Ocracoke Still Speaks--Reflections Past and Present
Ocracoke Still Speaks
Ocracoke Still Speaks by North Carolina Language and Life Project & Ocracoke Preservation Society (2011 CD with booklet) CD  with distinctive and unusual Ocracoke brogue.
Item No: UNC004
Qty:Price: $18.00


 

 

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