Rare books in idyllic setting
This is one of the best antiquarian bookstores in Massachusetts, a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon. The stock is large and varied with particular strengths in local history, maritime literature, art books, children's books, fiction and books on books. The proprietor is congenial and the setting is picturesque, a large and rambling Victorian house situated in one of the classic unspoiled towns of the Cape. If you are looking to buy tasteful gifts or souvenirs, not the usual tourist fare, this is the place for you. By the way, the store is named after Isaiah Thomas, patriot printer, author of the first great history of printing in America, and founder of the American Antiquarian Society.