Nantucket Bookworks is a small independent bookstore in downtown Nantucket that we always enjoy visiting. It has separate sections for children, teenagers and adults. In addition to books, the shop also sells cards, games, and puzzles. It's a fun place to to buy things to do on a rainy day.
The Toy Boat is a cute little toy store located in the complex of shops along the Nantucket waterfront. It has a good mix of contemporary and old-fashioned toys for boys and girls, and is a great place to stop if your child forgot to pack enough toys for the vacation. The people in the shop were very helpful and patient as Anna pondered her choices (she finally settled on a pretty mermaid doll).
PS. Try saying "Toy Boat" five times in rapid succession. It is quite a tongue-twister.