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Books to Be Red

34 School Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
+1 252-928-3936
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Good Books, Nice Gift Items & Friendly/Helpful Staff

We visit Ocracoke yearly, and we always include one or more stops at Books To Be Red. This venue is... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Bob_Hhuwieler
Nice selection

Great stop to see all there is here. Obviously books by the tons, bath salts, candles, yarn, book... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
DDPerks
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“art supplies” (6 reviews)
“book shop” (3 reviews)
“knick knacks” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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34 School Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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+1 252-928-3936
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We visit Ocracoke yearly, and we always include one or more stops at Books To Be Red. This venue is a bookstore AND gift shop. They have a good selection of contemporary fiction & best sellers, some classic literature, and some history pertinent to Ocracoke,...More

Thank Bob_Hhuwieler
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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words and many thanks for stopping in while you are on the island. I do appreciate it.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Great stop to see all there is here. Obviously books by the tons, bath salts, candles, yarn, book bags, bookmarks, and tons more. Don't miss it!

Thank DDPerks
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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you so much. I appreciate you stopping in.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Love to start my Christmas shopping here each year! Great selection of books, toys, and unique knick knacks you never knew you needed! Found a cute tea strainer and a book on sea glass identification this time!

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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

I seem to be late thank you. I do appreciate it and thanks for your support.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Discovered this locally run shop over 15 years ago, and it is must stop on each visit. The book collection is varied and unique, and features local authors as well as best sellers. The children's sections carries not only seashore theme books but a varied...More

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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you so much. I sure do appreciate your support.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I enjoy browsing through the collection of books here, both local and other. There are also a variety of other items mixed in with the books like cloth pocketbooks, art, and stationary.

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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for coming in, I certainly appreciate your support.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This shop is really cute and has a selection of books, toys, and holdhold trinkets. I would have giving this store a better rating if there has been air conditioning and if the staff hadn't been complaining the whole time. I felt like I couldn't...More

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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

I am very sorry that the day you were shopping in Books to be Red there was no air conditioner. Unfortunately we don't get notice when the air conditioner isn't going to work. I was away that day taking my son to his college orientation....More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

My family has been coming to Ocracoke for over 20 years now. We have always loved the welcome feel you get when you walk into pretty much anywhere on the Island. First the good: Books To Be Red is an absolute charmer of a place....More

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Leslie L, Owner at Books to Be Red, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your continued support over the years. I am very sorry that you had this experience at Books to be Red. I was off the island that day and had someone just filling in. I made the wrong decision to have someone that...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Incredible atmosphere and selection, extremely helpful owner and staff! I describe a genre and the owner hands me exactly the book for me. Thank you!

Thank Thomas A
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

A trip to this bookstore is a highlight of our annual vacation on Ocracoke. They have a terrific selection, unparalleled customer service, and are a hub of the community. We spend hours browsing, chatting with the owner, the kids playing in the beautiful front yard....More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Quaint bookstore with tons of neat stuff! Jewelry, pottery, bags, etc., among a great selection of books. Tire swings out front to entertain the kids! Owner very friendly and didn't mind the kids coming in to look around! We will be back!

Thank Jen L
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