Downtown Books - A New Chapter

Date: April 2, 2020

Open a book and there is a story to be told. Some of those stories teach us about history,
some about fantasy, some about warm, fuzzy bears who love honey and much more. While
Downtown Books may not be open right now, the shelves are still full of great books ready
to entertain you.

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Jamie Anderson opened Downtown Books in Manteo in 2012 returning a local, independent bookstore to Manteo. Downtown Books is a strong supporter of the community hosting book fairs and partnering with other local organizations to help bring good things to our area. This community service is still available despite the current
situation facing our world.

Jamie invites the community to “shop the shelves” by calling the bookstore at 252.473.1056, messaging on Facebook at, messaging on Instagram at or send an email to Downtown Books is yet another example of how small businesses are finding alternative ways to serve their community in a time of great need.