Ocracoke Shopping: Books & Other Media

Hopefully your Ocracoke Island vacation includes a wealth of downtime for reading a good book or perusing a few magazines. Look to these Ocracoke shopping destinations to find books, guidebooks, periodicals and CDs. Ask about the works of local authors and musicians. 

Ocracoke Variety Store

Ocracoke Books & Other Media
950 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4911

The Variety Store is the one-stop island shop where you'll find produce, meats, beer and wine and almost all of your grocery needs. It's also the place for t-shirts, beach supplies, ice, household items, over-the-counter medicines, toiletries and gifts. The front foyer has a bulletin board and racks containing local announcements, news, menus, advertisements and information about island happenings. The hardware store next door offers tools, hardware...read more

The Variety Store is the one-stop island shop where you'll find produce, meats, beer and...read more

Village Craftsmen

Ocracoke Books & Other Media
170 Howard Street, Ocracoke
(252) 928-5541

Walking to Village Craftsmen is almost as much fun as visiting the store. It's at the end of live-oak covered, historic Howard Street, about a block from the harbor. This gallery, run by island natives since 1970, features exquisite traditional and contemporary American-made crafts. You'll find pottery, blown glass, stained glass, wooden kitchen items, musical instruments, jewelry in a variety of price ranges, hand-carved birds,...read more

Walking to Village Craftsmen is almost as much fun as visiting the store. It's at...read more