Sea Reads: Solace and inspiration from the Sea


In an effort to provide some solace from the sea to those marooned at home, the Staff and Board of Adventure have put together a list of nautical literature.  It has something for everyone, young and old, sailors, history buffs and landlubbers alike.  All these books will inspire you with tales of the seven seas.

Best yet, we have teamed up to support local, independent bookstores who need your business and can get these titles, new or used, to you during the stay-at-home era by mail, or in some cases curbside pick-up.  Two shops sell new, in print editions.  Two have wonderful past editions, some nicely illustrated.  We encourage you to reach out and get yourself, a family member or a friend, a nautical read to be remembered.  A good book can take you to sea, even while Adventure is in port. 

The Bookstore of Gloucester (new) 978-281- 1548,

Dogtown Books (used) 978-281-5599,

The Book Shop of Beverly Farms (new) 978-927-2122,

Manchester-by-the-Book (used) 978-525-2929,  

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