Find a new beach read to enjoy along the Ocracoke shoreline, or pick up a few local treasures to share with friends back home at this popular island shop that has been delighting readers for more than three decades. Books To Be Red is Ocracoke Island’s local book store, and the quaint and charming shop is brimming with regional selections and national bestsellers to the delight of bookworms everywhere.

Books To Be Red is tucked away in the heart of Ocracoke village in an enticing 1898 cottage that has been transformed into a popular place to browse and explore all the literature that the Outer Banks has to offer. There’s a great selection of local authors and books on the area’s centuries of history, as well as plenty of kid-friendly reads, famed novels, and the newest titles that are making their way to the bestseller list. Books To Be Red also has a nice selection of gifts, cards, and other treasures, which makes it an ideal spot to pick up a few gems for friends and family back home. Featuring special events throughout the year, and a rotating selection of new books on a regular basis, Books To Be Red is a fun shop that deserves to be visited again and again.

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*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-928-3936 for current hours.
  • Monday10:00AM-05:00PM
  • Tuesday10:00AM-05:00PM
  • Wednesday10:00AM-05:00PM
  • Thursday10:00AM-05:00PM
  • Friday10:00AM-05:00PM
  • Saturday10:00AM-05:00PM
  • Sunday10:00AM-05:00PM
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