Three years ago I started planning my move to the coast and came across an article in Our State magazine about Quarter Moon Books & Gifts. I was immediately intrigued. It looked like a perfect combination of my two loves - books and the beach - so I put it on the top of my list of places to go.
One sunny afternoon after work I made the thirty minute drive down the island. I knew from the moment I walked into the store there was something special about it. I grabbed a cold beer and a book by one of my favorite authors, and found a seat on the deck. I smiled as the stress of a busy day melted away.
|Coffee, tea and smoothies|
Do you need some decor for your house or some gifts for the kids in your life? You can find books about the sea, stuffed whales and turtles, some fun temporary tattoos, and a classic book or two. If it's decor you are looking for you can find some ceramic and glass pieces, light boxes, candles, and beautiful artwork. Jewelry from local artisans, gorgeous coffee mugs, and of course stationery and wine glasses are displayed throughout.
Oh, and there are books....books for all ages. New and used. Books on local history. Cookbooks. Fun beach reads. And a title or two to lift your spirits. You will have no problem finding something to take to the beach to read.
|Music on the deck|
|Wine for all|
Over the last three years, Quarter Moon has become a fixture in my life. You will find me there almost every Saturday night (sometimes Friday too) listening to talented local musicians.
|Ben and Heather|
Lori has a great staff who have also become friends. Marie, Mollie, and Melinda all bring charm and life to the business.
|Marie and Mollie|
I am happy to say I have become a regular at Quarter Moon. I have made friends with the other "regulars" and even a few tourists. I have fallen in love with the energy and the atmosphere of the place and the people. I recommend it to everyone that will listen and always take my visitors for a drive down the island so they can experience it for themselves.
If you are ever on Topsail Island, take a drive south to 708 S Anderson Drive. Join me for a good book and a drink on the deck.