One of Seaside’s oldest businesses, Sundog Books has grown up with Seaside like a loyal childhood friend. It began with an inauspicious conversation at a cafe in nearby Grayton Beach. Bob and Linda White were working there when they waited on a customer named Robert Davis, who told them he was developing a beach town nearby called Seaside. Talking with him, Bob and Linda agreed that the town could never be complete without a unique neighborhood bookstore to call its own. In 1986, Sundog Books was born.
As soon as you enter the door, even the familiar creak in the floorboards tells you the books you find here are going to be memorable. Organized chaos rules the day, with inspired placement taking precedent over alphabetical order. Where else will you hear a manager lament that the W’s too often wind up at the bottom? And what system works better than the old-fashioned kind, where the staff delights in sharing their favorite picks? Sundog Books is a place where authors make a vacation out of signing copies, reading clubs are come-one come-all, and everyone is treated like a regular.
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