Summer Guide Cape Cod

Summer Guide Cape Cod 2021

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www.summerguidecapecod.com 46 www.summerguidecapecod.com 25 Our Favorite Cape Cod Bookstores Charming Shops Sure to Please Any Bibliophile By Jessica Messier Whether you are looking for a beach-read or a literary workout for your brain, these independent bookstores offer something for everyone. Titcombs Bookshop is the fi rst stop for good reads at 432 Route 6A, East Sandwich. Open year round since 1966, Titcombs evolved from the long- abandoned "Paper Barn" into a well loved, three-story shop stocked with new, used and rare books. The crew at Titcombs invites guests to stop by and see their wonderful selection of toys too. Next up is the award-winning Brewster Bookstore at 2684 Main Street, Brewster. Open all year round, Brewster Bookstore welcomes visitors to explore its 30,000 books, poke through its selection of greeting cards, stationery and gifts and play in its extensive children's section. Brewster Book- store provides fun for the whole family from story time for the kids to book signings with popular authors. In Chatham, visitors will fi nd two wonder- ful shops. First, Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore open all year at 432 Main Street is more than thrilled to provide good reads to guests. During the summer months, Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore holds Literary Luncheons at the Wequasset Inn on select days. Visitors are invited to join the staff at author signings and chat with best selling authors. Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore has story time for the kids, which sometimes includes a visit from a story book character. From there, visitors can wander down to Yellow Umbrella Books, at 501 Main Street. Since its establishment in 1980, Yellow Umbrella Books has made its mark in the new and used book industry. The store is open year round, offering titles in poetry, modern and classic literature, current fi ction and nonfi ction, art, cooking, gardening and much more. Yel- low Umbrella Books hosts numerous summer events, including three to four author-signings per week. Down in Wellfl eet, we make our way to The Bookstore & Restaurant, at 50 Kend- rick Avenue. Family owned and operated since 1964, is an establishment that is truly one of a kind. The Bookstore & Restaurant contains an assorted array of new, used and antique books, as well as fi rst editions signed by au- thors, comics, sheet music and maga- zines. When visitors are fi nished feeding their eyes with eclec- tic reading, they can fi ll their stomachs with mouthwater- ing entrees for lunch and dinner. The Bookstore & Restaurant's menu includes everything from appetiz- ers and salads to seafood, with a special emphasis on their oyster selections. Whether you are looking for intellectual engagement or a fun read for the beach Cape Cod's independent bookstores are opening their pages to all visitors.• Brewster Book Store on historic Route 6A The fi replace at Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore Yellow Umbrella Books in downtown Chatham

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