Tag: books

Exploring Nantucket

The Most Wonderful Books of the Year

by Tim Ehrenberg It’s that time of year to start making a list and checking it twice… No need to find out who’s naughty or nice though, because books make the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping agenda. Thank Santa Claus that we have two bookstores here on Nantucket […]

Nantucket Events, Nantucket Style

Beach Books and Beverage

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie June is the start of the season on our fare isle. Recent college grads and international students drive their bikes recklessly, trying to find their way as they arrive to this foreign destination for their new-found summer jobs. Bright red parking tickets begin popping up […]

Nantucket Arts, Nantucket Events

Nantucket Book Festival Tickets Available

The 4th Annual Nantucket Book Festival is bringing a stellar roster of authors to Nantucket on June 19-21. For three days, booklovers will gather in historic Nantucket venues for a series of author readings, panel discussions, and social events that provide opportunities for casual conversations between writers and readers.  Most […]

Island Cooking

Good Enough to Eat

by Leah Mojer The history of culinary tradition would be lost without books. Within the pages of so many, there are countless treasured recipes, memoirs, lectures, rules, mother sauces. The written word is our best window into the world of food, whether it be Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine or simply a […]

Nantucket Essays

Becoming a Reader

by Robert P. Barsanti In 1978, I believed in my Red Sox. The summer had peaked, dived, and peaked again. The Red Sox lead the American League East by fourteen games, then trailed, then won eight in a row to tie the Yankees on the final day of the season. […]

Nantucket Essays


• by Robert P. Barsanti • On this Sunday morning, the coffee is percolating, the coffee cake has been cut and tasted, and the newspaper is spread out over the table. Its various sections are weighed down by books. The house remains quiet. This is a house of bookcases.  They […]

Young Peoples Writing Contest
Nantucket Events

Writing Contest Challenges Young Authors

Nantucket’s past is full of exciting adventures and intriguing tales.  From June 22 through July 23, young writers have the opportunity to explore the island’s history and to use their imaginations to write stories that could win one of several prizes.  The Antiques Depot is kicking off their annual Antique […]