Islands Art and Books
Islands Art and Books
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Shop Local Artwork, Prints, Photography, Books, Sea Glass Jewelry, Gifts and More all made by North Carolina Artisans. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT HOURS AS WE ARE OPEN MANY DAYS NOT LISTED HERE!
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Frank S
Wilmington, NC21 contributions
May 2021
Exceptional art and jewelry as well as other gifts to bring back great memories of your trip to the North Carolina coast. Gary, the owner, goes out of his way to ensure you find what you are looking for and is able to add information to the art work which you are interested in. He provides information about the artist that personalizes the art work.

Worth the trip to visit the shop and look at the original art work and prints as well as books, hand made jewelry, and other art work.I recommend you visit the gallery. You will not be disappointed.
Written May 30, 2021
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John B
Shallotte, NC1 contribution
Jun 2020
Great experience. Love this little gallery. The owner is very knowledgeable about the area and a very nice fellow to chat with. Excellent collection of books on local NC beaches for sale along with many other subjects. Many art prints to chose from and many sizes. We have also purchased items online from Island Arts and received them quickly and as described. .
Written June 13, 2020
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Stevedec
Decatur, GA11,913 contributions
May 2022
This shop has a good variety of local and coastal subject matter books as well as a good selection of artwork, photo prints and crafts. The proprietor is friendly and helpful. Check on the opening hours before you go - they can be irregular.
Written May 17, 2022
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TravellingLonghorn5
Streetsboro, OH1 contribution
Jul 2020
Small shop with lots of wonderful things! Beautiful artwork and items unique to the area. Had a hard time choosing what to buy and will definitely shop there again. The owner was very interesting and knows a lot about the area. Well worth the stop.
Written September 28, 2020
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Dmonday
Virginia70 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Worth going to see the gallery of beach and local author books and artwork. There's the special art of the owner's father an accomplished artist. A great place to buy something special that reflects the beauty of the coast.
Written June 18, 2018
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Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this very nice review of our store which features local art, books, sea glass jewelry and great gifts! When you are in town please come by and see us again!!
Written June 17, 2019
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Anthony M
Ocean Isle Beach, NC30 contributions
Aug 2019
This family owned gem has an interesting array of fine art along with some great literature and jewelry. It features collectibles as well as good reads for the beach or even some to snuggle by the fire with. Stop in and browse and you too will be impressed.
Written August 26, 2019
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TravelingMike
Mooresville, NC56 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
The selection here is always fresh and varied. There is plenty from local artists and authors. The staff is always willing to chat and tell you more about artists or authors that are on display in the store.
Written July 3, 2019
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Thank you so much! We are always happy to help all of our customers. Hope to have you back to the shop again soon!
Written July 9, 2019
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NCBuckeye10
Charlotte, NC36 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Gary was great. He owns the place and knows so much about the area. We loved talking with him. Photos are beautiful and he knows the photographers and artists. Prices are very good and he can frame them also. They are made to fit standard frames. The sea glass jewelry is lovely. Hard to locate although right on the highway on the left leaving Ocean Isle. A little thrift shop on one end and him on the other.
Written May 28, 2018
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I want to say how much I appreciate your taking the time to write this fantastic review of our store! Especially explaining to folks how to find us. We do also have a maps and directions to the store on our website!
Written June 17, 2019
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CoopJen
Dayton, OH43 contributions
May 2021
We found this local shop it was full of local art, books, jewelry, etc. What a great place full of treasures!
Written June 5, 2021
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Ashley B
Estill Springs, TN63 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Local art and photography, small selection of fine jewelry, local authors and books about Outer Banks history. A nice little unexpected shop, and the owner is fascinating and full of local knowledge.
Written June 16, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM