Pete Stevens has been setting up shop inside his former Greenport bookstore in recent days to watch it be converted into a toy store. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
For 37 years, Pete Stevens was all about books.
Art books, photography books, rare books, fiction, non-fiction, first editions, an American Atlas from 1838 — all manner of used books. He found them at estate sales and yard sales and he bought them from other dealers. He sold them at his store, The Book Scout, which first opened at 455 Main St. and later relocated to his iconic, piled high to the ceiling space down by the waterfront at 128 Main St. (more…)
Locals can attest to the North Fork’s penchant for inspiring creativity. Resident artists, crafters and artisans are not in short supply in a region of inescapable charm, which is not lost even on those who only call the North Fork home between flights to Miami and Milan. (more…)
The new section of Sprout Natural parenting in Greenport has been dubbed Sprout Natural Lifestyle. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
The philosophy behind Sprout Natural Parenting store is taking further root in Greenport.
Store owner Laura Tancredi has nearly doubled the size of the Bootleg Alley shop — increasing its footprint from about 450 square feet to 800 — and has expanded its offerings to include athletic, running and other health-related products. The new portion will be called Sprout Natural Lifestyle, while the original portion will retain the name Sprout Natural Parenting. The new section opened on Black Friday. (more…)
Selections from the 2017 northforker holiday gift guide.
We had lots of fun scouring the North Fork and Shelter Island for the most inspired, practical, and/or can’t-live-without items to fulfill your gift-giving desires. From stocking stuffers to one-of-a-kind instant heirlooms, here are our favorites. (Note: Do call sources or check their websites for hours.) And don’t forget to visit our local historical societies and museums—their gift shops are brimming with great finds. (more…)