Best-selling books on Cape Cod

What to read on the beach? Check out the bestsellers at select stores on the Cape and Islands.

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President Obama is expected to be vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard this week, and if past visits are any indication, he’ll carve out time to poke his nose in some books. What should he consider? Perhaps these, all bestsellers at select stores on the Cape and Islands in June and July.


The Brewster Book Store, Brewster


1. Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard by Sally Cabot

2. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

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3. The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout

4. Cape Cod Bear by Kathleen Ready Dayan, illustrated by Kate Walls

5. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter  



Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven

1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

2. Walking Trails of Martha's Vineyard by William Flender

3. Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

4. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

5. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


* In August 2011 on his last Vineyard trip, POTUS reportedly snagged The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell and Rodin’s Debutante by Ward Just from Bunch of Grapes Bookstore.


Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich

1.  Cape Cod Chef's Table by John F. Carafoli

2.  Rifleman by Howie Carr

3.  The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

4.  The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

5.  Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick


Where The Sidewalk Ends Bookstore, Chatham

1. Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

2. Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy

3. Cape Cod Chef's Table by John F. Carafoli

4. The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

5. The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

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