Best Books About Cape Cod

1. “Cape Cod: Its People and Their History” by Henry C. Kittredge (1998): This book is an excellent overview of the history and people of Cape Cod, beginning with the Native Americans and continuing through the arrival of the Pilgrims and the development of the Cape’s distinct culture. It is filled with stories, photographs, and maps that bring to life the unique character of the region.

2. “The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod” by Henry Beston (1928): This classic book tells the story of Henry Beston’s year-long stay on Cape Cod in 1925, when he chose to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and embrace the beauty of nature. Through his observations of the landscape, wildlife, and the locals, Beston conveys a deep appreciation for the natural world and the joys of a simpler lifestyle.

3. “Cape Cod Seafood: From Boats to Plates” by John E. Greco (2006): This book is a comprehensive guide to the seafood industry of Cape Cod, from the boats that bring in the catch to the restaurants that serve it up. Greco provides a detailed look at the history, methods, and recipes of local seafood, making it an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the culture and culinary traditions of Cape Cod.