If you haven’t it’s not because of a lack of authors who live there year round or call MV their summer home. Maybe it’s something in the drinking water or the inspirational waters that surround the Vineyard but whatever it is there’s definitely creative forces there.
Perhaps one of the most well known authors who lives and writes there is David McCullough, among his mega hits are “John Adams” “1776” and “Truman”. William Styron author of “Sophie’s Choice” and “Confessions of Nat Turner” made his summer home on MV. As did his life long friend the late columnist and humorist Art Buchwald.
Singer/songwriter and children’s book author Carly Simon lives on MV. She is also a partner is a popular store in Vineyard Haven called Midnight Farm, which is the title of one of her books.
You’ll enjoy browsing for these and many other books in any of the three Island bookstores.
Sun Porch books in Oak Bluffs is charming and welcoming. Curl up on a sofa and pull up a good book to browse through including “Haunted Island” and “Vineyard Confidential” by the owner herself, Holly Nadler.
* Edited 6/08 – Sun Porch books has unfortunately closed.
Edgartown Books which is pictured above is staffed by friendly and informative book lovers. Spend some time browsing through your new books while sitting in a rocker on their porch.
Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven is the biggest of the book stores. Their table of Vineyard books and calenders is chocked full of Vineyard fact and fiction.