Eight Charming Independent Book Shops on Cape Cod

Here are eight cozy, quaint, book filled shops any bookworm will fall in love with. For more, be sure to check out CapeCod.com’s Cape Eye on Books series with Cape author Anne LeClaire, highlighting a different book store and literary picks each month.

Yellow Umbrella Books, Chatham

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In business since 1980, Yellow Umbrella books stocks a wonderful section of new books, children's books, as well as old and rarer finds. The book store can be found at 501 Main Street.

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  1. Gerry Beetham says:

    You left out Isaiah Thomas Books in Cotuit.

  2. How do you leave out Where the Sidewalk ends in Chatham? It puts the cramped space of Yellow Umbrella to shame.

  3. Kitzi Dewey says:

    What about Eight Cousins in Falmouth?

  4. Doug Bingham says:

    PARNASSUS BOOKS is simply the VERY BEST Book Shop on Cape Cod

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