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Fair Isle Books & Gifts

1885 Detroit Harbor Raod, Washington Island, WI 54246
+1 920-847-2565
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Great little bookstore!

Though small, there was a nice variety of books at this little gem. All were warmly welcomed, and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Rochester, Minnesota
via mobile
Always a Treat

One of my first stops the morning after arrival on the island is Red Cup Coffee and a leisurely... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Alicia R
Janesville, Wisconsin
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Fair Isle seeks to inspire curiosity, connection & compassion through story. We offer handpicked books and fair trade gifts from around the globe, and feature island & Door County authors as well as bestsellers in fiction & nonfiction for adults and children. Jewelry, home goods, garden & gift items are purchased fairly from artisans working to lift themselves out of poverty. Located next door to Red Cup Coffee & the post office at the first stop sign off the ferry.
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“fair trade” (3 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
“deb” (2 reviews)
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1885 Detroit Harbor Raod, Washington Island, WI 54246
+1 920-847-2565
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Though small, there was a nice variety of books at this little gem. All were warmly welcomed, and after a bit, I was offered help to find what I would most like to read. A bit crowded, but there were several chairs available to use...More

Thank JanetE105
Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of my first stops the morning after arrival on the island is Red Cup Coffee and a leisurely stroll into Fair Isle Books. The selection is above average for a smallish size place and I usually stumble across a title for which I've been...More

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The owner, Deb is very personable and informative. She has many tips on the kind of books you are looking for and books you didn't know you would be interested in. Local authors and many Swedish authors. For those family owned bookstores you want to...More

Thank Natasha-Petrovsky
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Neat collection of new releases and books of Door County and the Island. She also has the books that are part of the Literary Guild up there. The owner is really nice and helpful.

Thank mander22
Debbi D, Owner at Fair Isle Books & Gifts, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Thanks for the title of your review! I've been trying to get Trip Advisor to change it for a year and a half (including faxing sales documents!). I appreciate your help & glad to have you in!

Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stumbled onto this beautiful little gem while driving around Washington Island this weekend. The owner's daughter was delightful, and the "ambassador" (a very sweet dog) gave us a warm welcome. Soft music, a great assortment of thoughtfully arranged books, and a wide variety of...More

Thank AimeeH272
Reviewed 23 July 2015

During a getaway weekend to Washington Island I realized I forgot my book at home. While I own a Kindle and iPad, I'm an avid reading who is 'old school' and likes to turn pages of an actual book. :) This bookstore is a treasure...More

3  Thank BnRadventures
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Interesting selection of books and Fair Trade items. Owner pleasant and knowledgable. Will definitely go back. Conveniently located by a coffee shop.

3  Thank Peg S
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Islandtime Books might be small in size but it is big in heart. Inside you will find a great selection of current titles to help you spend the time relaxing on the island. And you will find people who are knowledgeable about books in general....More

3  Thank JNPowers
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