Above: photos of Duck's Cottage: 1) The main section of the store 2) The lounge area; I love the "No laptops until 11 AM sign" 3) Me soaking up the joy
Duck's Cottage was one of the highlights of my vacation, after the beeach. A converted duck-hunting lodge, the small bookstore/ coffee klatch houses a wildly eclectic collection of best sellers (there was Twilight and Scott McClelland's What Happened), as well as plenty of books I had never heard of. These are the ones I quickly snapped up.
My purchases: --Mediterranean Summer, about a chef's life onboard a private yacht (with recipes!) --Lost on Planet China--a wonderful, engrossing, and hysterically funny exploration of that country. --Four Seasons in Rome--a new father of twins wins a fellowship to write in Rome. This is his memoir of the experience, including JPII's funeral and B XVI's election! --Choosing Happiness --Duck: An Outer Banks Village --The Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks --Little Heathens, a memoir about growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm, which I loved.
As you can see, they are mostly travel books or memoirs, since this store had such a great selection. I also bought a hand-made journal by a Maryland artist. The store sells a variety of arts and crafts items from local artisans.