Woohoo!   Thanks to everyone who voted for Sundial Books in the Virginia Living magazine Best of Virginia Poll. Sundial Books was selected as one of the best bookstores in the Eastern Region.




The Sundial Books Back Porch Jam resumes this summer.  Jams take place every Friday from 7:00 - 9:00pm beginning Friday, June 19 - until Labor Day weekend.  Come bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, voice, etc. and join in the music.




Available for Pre-order now!
The Shore by Sara Taylor. Sara grew up on the Eastern Shore and now lives in England. The Shore is her first novel and has been getting great press already. Read the review in The Guardian. The book was released in the UK this month and will be published May 26 in the US.

Situated off the coast of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, the group of islands known as the Shore has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it’s a place they’ve inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a half-Shawnee Indian’s bold choice to flee an abusive home only to find herself with a man who will one day try to kill her, to a brave young girl’s determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought, these women struggle against domestic violence, savage wilderness, and the corrosive effects of poverty and addiction to secure a sense of well-being for themselves and for those they love. Together their stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two barrier island families, illuminating 150 years of their many freedoms and constraints, heartbreaks, and pleasures. Conjuring a wisdom and beauty all its own, The Shore is a richly unique, stunning novel that will resonate with readers long after turning its final pages, establishing Sara Taylor as a promising new voice in fiction.


Check out the newest print from Salisbury artist Erick Sahler. The new Chincoteague Sunset will be available Memorial Day weekend as a 16 x 20 print (framed and unframed).  No pre-orders, please. Prints will  be available on a first-come basis. Erick will also be our special guest during the 2nd Saturday Art Stroll on June 13, 5:00 - 8:00pm. Come meet Erick and pick up a new print! 



Are you visiting Chincoteague for your vacation?  Order your books online and select "Pay and Pick up in Store" as your payment type. We'll have the books in stock and ready for you when you reach the Island.  Please give us a week's notice to make sure that everything arrives before you do.



Please note: The books available via our E-store are not necessarily in stock in our physical store. We can order them for you and ship to your address or hold for pick-up here in the store. If you want to know if a specific book is on the shelves, please email us at info@sundialbooks.net or call at 757.336.5825.