The 38th Annual New World Festival of the Arts is taking place on August 14 and 15 throughout Downtown Manteo... world class artists in a wide variety of mediums will spread throughout the downtown area in a juried show that is an absolute August must- do on the Outer Banks! At Downtown Books we will be hosting a book signing by renowned photographer Bruce Roberts who has recently released, along with his wife Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, North Carolina Lighthouses: The stories behind the beacons from Cape Fear to Currituck Beach.

"Of the over four dozen lighthouses that once marked the jagged shoreline of North Carolina, only nine still stand, watching over 300 miles of coast. These beacons are cherished monuments of North Carolina history. In addition to warning ships to safer waters, they now draw thousands of visitors each year. With this book, cofounders of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts provide a well-researched, human-centered, and beautifully illustrated history of these towering structures. The authors offer stories—including the misadventures of Civil War spies and the threat of looming German U-boats off the North Carolina coast—that provide important context and meaning to the history of North Carolina’s lighthouses. From Cape Fear to Currituck Beach, every still-standing lighthouse is lovingly described alongside their architects, builders, and keepers and the sailors who depended on the lighthouses to keep them from harm."

Bruce and Cheryl will be signing books from noon to 2pm on Thursday, August 15th. Come for the art- stay for the books!


Event date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
105 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954
North Carolina Lighthouses: The Stories Behind the Beacons from Cape Fear to Currituck Beach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469641485
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 22nd, 2019