Featured Block Island Books


We offer a wide range of Block Island-themed books for readers young and old. Explore the various categories and call us to inquire about any of these books, or come in and browse! Please call us at 401-466-8878 for availability.






 Block Island Lore and Legends
Ethel Colt Richie

Images of America: Block Island
Donald A. D’Amato 




Block Island History of Photography: Volume 1 1870-1910's
Robert M. Downie


Block Island History of Photography: Volume 2 1917-1960’s
Robert M. Downie


Summer by the Seaside
Bryant F. Tolles, Jr.

Livermore's History of Block Island
Written by: Reverend S.T. Livermore



Palatine Ship: Ghost Ship of Block Island
Robert W. Carlson

Bell Tolls: Shipwrecks & Lighthouses (BI Volume 1)
Henry Keatts and George Farr




Tristram Dodge and His Decendants in America: With Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Block Island and Cow Neck, L.I., Their Original Settlements
Robert Dodge





On This Island: The Block Island Trail and Nature Guide

Keith Lang and Scott Comings
The Nature of Block Island
Scott Comings
Ecology of Block Island

Natural History Survey of Rhode Island
Nature Conservancy Postcard Collection

Block Island Geology: History and Field Excursions
Les Sirkin

The Outerlands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Long Island
Dorothy Sterling

Public Access to the Rhode Island Coast

Rhode Island Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island




Fishing up the Moon: Block Island Fishing Guide
Jack Lynch

Striper Chronicles: East Coast Fishing Legends and Adventures

Leo N. Orsi, Jr.

Jack Lynch

Salt of the Sea
Cindy Follett Guldemond


Island Stripers
Capt. Al Anderson

Surfcasting Around the Block
Dennis Zambrotta
Back in the Day
By Cindy Follet-Guldemond




Tallulah's Tales
Megan Hennessy

Good Night Rhode Island
Adam Gamble

Discover Block Island A to Z
Gloria Hall Daubert



Arts & Photography



Block Island: One of the Last Great Places
Gerard Closset

Block Island: Rhode Island's Jewel
Malcolm Greenaway

Block Island An Artist's Journal
By: Kate Knapp




Block Island Fiction



Stone Wall Freedom
David Lee Tucker
Stone Wall Freedom: Islander
David Lee Tucker
Stone Wall Freedom: The Slave
David Lee Tucker
Block Island Ferry Scribbler
By: Joe Houlihan
Hidden: Block Island Mystery
By: Karen E. Olsen




The Dawn of the Seamonster and Other Wonders of Block Island
By: Jim Stevenson
The Monkey’s Fist
J.V. Houlihan, Jr.
Ghosts of Block Island
Fran Migliaccio
More Ghost of Block Island
Fran Migliaccio
Letters from the Labyrinth: at the Turning Point

Barbara MacDougall 
Island Thyme: Recipes for Island Entertaining



Where Beach Meets The Ocean
Block Island Poetry Project



Visions of Block Island in Photographs and Words
Keith Lang

Block Island Cards
Charlotte Herring



Block Island Notecards
Jane Strone

Block Island Postcards


Cards by Claire Marschak

Block Island Notecards
K.C. Perry