Fascinating Fall Reads at These Awesome Bookstores

Fascinating Fall Reads at These Awesome Bookstores | Sunset Vacations

With the changing season, it’s a great time to start stocking up on the best books for your fall reading. Here is a list of bookstores in the Sunset Beach area where you can do just that!

Be sure to check in with the staff if you’re looking for a specific book and they will help you find the book you’re looking for or most stores can special order it for you.

Reading is a great pastime enjoyed by many who vacation on the beach. What a relaxing way to get the most out of your favorite vacation rental. Have you reserved your fall getaway yet? You still have time!

Pelican Bookstore

1780 Chandlers Ln, Unit 10 Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Pelican Bookstore prides itself in acquiring books people actually want to read. The employees take time to read the books so they can be of the best service to you when you have questions about any of their titles.

And of course, it takes a real book lover to live up to these goals, so you know when you need a book, they got you! But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out their reviews on Facebook and see how helpful and friendly the staff is. Better yet, pop in the next time you’re in their area and see for yourself!

Check out their Facebook page  Pelican Bookstore to keep up with their latest news and events, find contact information, and their hours of operation.


753 Main St.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This is the kind of bookstore you can go to right before heading to the beach, and like a coffee shop, stop in and grab your favorite read for the day. Located a short walk from North Myrtle Beach, you could make it a half-day trip to check out their titles and enjoy their beach for a different view.

They specialize in used books and used book trade-in store credits to use for future used book purchases. But they also offer new books as well. Check out their website Bookends to find out more information like location, and hours, read their blog or contact them.

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Beach Bookshop & Video

225 Sea Mountain Hwy
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

This is a unique bookstore that specializes in both books and movie rentals. You can buy your books to read on the beach and rent a movie for later to watch with dinner for a full relaxing day!

You can browse novels, history, biographies, kid’s books, classics, and the rare and collectible. You can also find memorabilia and gift sets, perfect for your loved ones this holiday season! Bring any old books you have, and they will buy them from you, or even come to your house if you have large sets to sell.

If you’d like to rent a movie, they have movies going back all the way to the 1930s to current movie releases and get new movies each week. If you’d rather buy a movie, they have those for sale too. If you have movies you’d like to sell back to them, they will happily look at what you have and make you an offer.

Check out their website Beach Bookshop & Video for hours of operation, location, and to contact them with any questions.

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Books & Moore

10152 Beach Dr
Unit 2
Calabash, NC 28467

This independent local bookstore just opened only two years ago in 2020 and is situated in a charming little building in Calabash. It is family owned and operated by brothers Joey and Corey Moore who want to keep local bookstores alive and provide quality service to the community they love.

They offer a wide variety of new and used books, feature and host local authors, and explore new authors to introduce to you for a variety of reading. But you can also find vinyl records and they have puzzles if you love a good challenge.

Even if you can’t stop by, like their Facebook page and share it with your friends to help grow their followers and support local business. They regularly update their Facebook page Books & Moore, so you can find out what they’re up to and any local authors that might be stopping by.

Island Art & Books

6885 Beach. Dr. SW
Unit C
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

This local shop is more than just a bookstore. They sell many beautiful crafts of work by local artists too. They sell artwork such as beautiful paintings and jewelry, but also prints of photographs that capture the true beauty of the North Carolina coastal area.

They offer a large selection of books from local writers for both adults and kids. And many of the genres are great for learning about the area’s history and what it’s like to live there. This amazing store is a great place to go to find books and artistry that genuinely portray North Carolina and southern culture.

Truly a place you do not want to miss and perfect for finding holiday gifts for your loved ones. If you’d like more information about this store, please visit their website Island Art & Books, or go to their Facebook page.

Sometimes the best vacation is the laziest one you can plan for, if not at least for one day! Wandering around and letting life guide you to wonderful little bookstores like these can be a truly unexpected delight.

We hope you will support local businesses and find books that make you want to dive in and enjoy yourself at your beach vacation rental or wherever you may like to settle down with a good read!

Did you know National Geographic voted Sunset Beach as one of the best beaches in the world?

Read our blog about it and then come visit us! 

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