Our 2014 Bestselling books!

We have just tabulated our best-sellers for 2014 at both stores! A lot of overlaps, some books are unique to one store or the other but we are certain there is something for EVERYone on this list! Adult fiction, Young Adult titles, local history, non-fiction- even enlightment and faith based fiction! WOW! We are SO lucky to have such a diverse group of readers as customers!!

Book List

The Prayer Box (Paperback)

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781414386881
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Tyndale House Publishers, 8/2013
A best seller at BOTH stores for two years running! This book is set on Hatteras Island and features a wonderful story about one woman's redemption and reinvention. Book 1 in Lisa Wingate's Carolina Series, book 3 comes out next year and will feature Manteo prominently!

The Story Keeper (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781414386898
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Tyndale House Publishers, 8/2014
Book 2 in Wingate's Carolina Series, this novel is set in Appalachia and features entirely new characters and storylines BUT she promises that book 3 will tie the threads of The Prayer Box and The Story Keeper together!

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781565126169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 8/2008
Made it on the list for BOTH stores and it came out in 2008!! How does a 6 year old novel keep selling and selling? Because it's awesome, that's why! Not to mention inspiring, funny and life-shifting for everyone who picks it up! (and there's a sequel Lunch with Buddha and a third novel, Dinner with Buddha comes out in June!)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780399167874
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Perigee Trade, 4/2014
wasn't sure how this would go over when I first brought it in the stores but it was a HUGE hit!! How can you not like cute little zen teaching bunnies? Great gift item, too!

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780385737951
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Delacorte Press, 9/2010
This Fall's screen adaptation pushed this YA title onto our best-seller list and it was on the Manteo High School summer reading list. We didn't see just students flocking to this title though! A lot of adults were picking it up as well!

$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780142424179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Speak, 4/2014
This was a YA hit from day one, but this summer's movie pushed it into the adult market as well.

Looking for Alaska (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780142402511
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Speak, 1/2007
Another John Green title that saw renewed popularity with the surge in Fault in Our Stars movie madness. Also a Manteo High School summer reading list option.

We Were Liars (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press, 5/2014
LOVED LOVED LOVED this YA title. There is a twist near the end that changes EVERY word up to that point. Most people finish it, flip to the first page and START it again! Sensational!

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781626192829
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Published: History Press (SC), 3/2014
Local historian Sarah Downing's spring release proved very popular with its calendar format- an interesting historical tidbit or anecdote paried with each day of the year! Lot of trivia in here for OBX and history fans!

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781616636043
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Published: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 10/2010
Sally Nixon Haines' collection of memories from growing up in Nags Head is a perennial favorite! (plus she always sends us signed copies!)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780635075956
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Carole Marsh Mysteries, 8/2010
When the site of the Lost Colony is less than 5 miles from your door, you kinda expect this would be a best seller! Great for elementary school kids- one of the few books about the Lost Colony for that age group!

Guests on Earth (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781616203801
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Published: Shannon Ravenel Books, 5/2014
North Carolina writer Lee Smith hits it out of the park in this novel, set in an Asheville Sanitorium in the early part of the 20th century. Included in the heart-wrenching cast of characters is Zelda Fitzgerald, who actually died at the hospital. An absolute must read- Smith's best novel yet.

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780553418361
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Broadway Books, 8/2014
Of course it made the list! And finally made it out in paperback, and in movie format, and in move tie-in editions, and in mass market... yea, it was everywhere.

The Dinner (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780385346856
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Hogarth, 11/2013
Go away Gone Girl, I like this one WAY better!! Considered the European equivalent of Gillian Flynn's thriller, The Dinner is darker, more menacing in a psychological way and the translation is terrific.

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780143125471
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Books, 5/2014
A hit in several markets- with adults, college readers and even for high schoolers! Great story about the crew team for the US in the 1936 Olympics. A 2014 MUST read!!

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9781591846697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Portfolio Trade, 8/2013
think the title probably sells this one but what's inside is AWESOME! Lots of great takeaway tips, habits and ideas for anyone in any field!

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