Beach House Books
Blue: Cobalt to Cerulean in Art and Culture
An ode to the quintessential coastal hue.
ESCAPE: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour
A nostalgic photo tour of the tropics, from the Gilded Age to the jet-set era.
Time & Tide: Photographs of Praia Piquinia
One European beach, eight years, and a bevy of dreamy photos
At the Ocean
A world view of beach homes, from Spain to Costa Rica
The History of Surfing
The definitive guide to waves and wave culture, for surfers and non-surfers alike
Martius: The Book of Palms
Captivating illustrations of tropical greenery by 19th-century botanist Carl von Martius
Beach House Happy
Six secrets to happiness found in beach homes and how to channel it (wherever you live)
Los Angeles: Portrait of a City
More than 500 images chronicling the city's rise to glitzy, palm tree-studded paradise
Gift from the Sea
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Written on Florida’s Captiva Island, Lindbergh’s contemplation on age, marriage, and contentment is still a classic almost 60 years later.
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart
Stewart explores the plants, herbs, fungi and more that humans have harnessed to create alcohol—and shares more than 50 drink recipes.
by Wallace J. Nichols
Nichols asks, “Why do we love water so much?” and shares how just being near it has a positive effect on us mentally and physically.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
by Dr. Seuss
Those rhymes! Those fish! They make Seuss’ imaginative children’s book a good read at any age.
by Carl Hiaasen
South Florida detective Andrew Yancey is on a mission to discover who murdered a wealthy Medicare fraudster. His quest takes him from the Keys to Miami to the Bahamas, and back.
The Beach House
by Jane Green
The future of widow Nan Powell’s Nantucket beach house is on the rocks until she begins renting out rooms—one to an unexpected visitor who turns everyone’s lives upside down—to make ends meet.
Poolside with Slim Aarons
by Slim Aarons
Photographer Aarons’ collection of posh pools and beautiful people is an entertaining and attractive escape.
by Terry Breverton
This illustrated compendium of nautical oddities, from creatures to famous sea captains and more, makes for a great conversation starter.
by Herman Melville
The classic epic of Captain Ahab and his quest for the White Whale: how could this not be in your beach house?
by Joanne Dugan
Dive into our favorite season with Dugan’s curated collection of beautiful imagery and words.
Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die
by Chris Santella
This bucket list-inspiring book explores tried-and-true diving meccas.
Swell: A Year of Waves
by Evan Slater
Surfing magazine alum and big wave surfer Slater leads an around-the-world journey following the path of four different swells.
by Josie Iselin and Sandy Carlson
Celebrate the beauties of the beach with Iselin’s rich photography and marine geologist and paleontologist Carlson’s enlightening words.