Savannah, Georgia and Tybee Island

Savannah, Georgia is one of our favorite cities to visit, and Books on Bay is one of our favorite book shops, located in the beautiful historic district.

Books on Bay, 224 W. Bay Street Lower, Savannah, Georgia

Books on Bay, 224 W. Bay Street Lower, Savannah, Georgia

Owned by Betsy Hoit-Thetford, this shop always has a nice array of children’s books (like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew), loads of vintage books, and often some nice decorated American trade bindings.

Here are some pictures from the interior of the shop:








And a few book close-ups:


The store is spacious and well-organized; a treat for any vintage book lover.  Betsy is knowledgeable, and a delight to talk with about books, or anything else for that matter.  Unfortunately, she was not in the store when we arrived on this trip.  But we remember her kindly for helping us with a parking spot on a previous visit while we went to lunch, and for giving us two nice coffee mugs which we still love!


One of the books we brought home from Books on Bay…


Although we have been to Savannah three times, we had never made the trip out to nearby Tybee Island.  Third time is the charm.


We had dinner on the island at the famous Crab Shack, which offers great food and an unforgettable experience.



If you like adventure, you’ll like the Crab Shack!

20150428_191219_resized_1Get a load of those choppers…

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Ron almost lost the (second) nice hat he bought in Colombia!

Ron almost lost the (second) nice hat he bought in Colombia

and nearly lost his head here…

Ron almost lost his head here!

Close call!  Luckily, he survived…and so did his hat.


Eventually we located the area where people dine (not alligators)…







The seafood was delicious…









A wonderful ending to another happy book scouting day!


I’ll return soon with notes and pictures from our book scouting in Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina.


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3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Going for Thanksgiving!

  2. Cathy; Had another look at pics from Books On Bay, and I swear there is a Little Golden book in a DJ in the pile of children’s books on a table with the black hand, fourth pic. Marlene collects them. all sorts. I bought a pile in DJ’s at a flea market years ago. Dealer kept one to read to her granddaughter! How rude! let me know if I am seeing things!!!!

    • I didn’t know they came in dust jackets! Is it the one in the pile with Andy Panda on top? Looks like it might have a jacket. Want us to go back??? hahaha

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