Tucked away on the corner of Hwy 12 under the live oaks and shaded cedar trees, Books to be Red's quaint 1898 cottage has become known for its delightful selection of books, handcrafted items, and unique gifts. As Ocracoke Island's only full-service, independent bookstore with a wonderful variety of new, used, regional books. We carry the latest titles in fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, cookbooks, and historical books. Just like a good book, our shop is a place where you can relax, slow down, and get lost in all of the treasures around you. Our bookstore also functions as a charming gift shop and features local Deepwater pottery, handcrafted jewelry, candles, and soaps. For the young and young at heart, we have an entire room filled with children’s books, toys, board games and fun activity kits.