Weathervane Gallery & Book Shop
Your one-stop bookstore for hard-to-find local history books
In the Society's Weathervane Gallery & Book Shop, visitors will find an expansive selection of local books spanning a variety of topics, towns, and time periods. We carry works on the Unkechaug and Shinnecock Indians, shipwrecks and whaling, Long Island's relationship with the Underground Railroad, Theodore Roosevelt's time in Montauk, and much more! Offering everything from coloring and cookbooks to genealogy guides, academic scholarship and page-turners to pictorial and narrative histories, our bookstore collection will interest readers of any age and with any passion. Those looking for the perfect gift or to simply bolster their own libraries will not be disappointed.
The Weathervane began selling books, other publications, cards, and gifts in the summer of 1973. Throughout Long Island, librarians, historians, teachers, and genealogists have come to know the Weathervane Book Shop as the best source for locally published and uncommon books on the history of Suffolk County, its people, and its communities. We are currently the only bookstore located in Riverhead and for many miles beyond!
Topics covered by the over 600 titles offered include:
American Indians on Long Island - e.g., The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island: A History by John Strong and many others