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“This book is a treasure.”
Bill Perkins Madaket

“I thought I knew a lot about Nantucket and I do but there is a lot I do not know and this book confirms it.”
William Coffee, Nantucket

“A treasure trove of delight for those on Nantucket! For the rest of us, it’s a sensational sightseer’s guide, bar none!”
Anne Roberts,  Scituate MA

So, You Think You Know Nantucket?


Places, People, Folklore, Trivia and Treasures

This book lays out a significant base of knowledge for Nantucket, including famous men and women who have made significant contributions. A section entitled “Do You Know?” tests the reader on their knowledge of some places, and people. The photographs in the book will assess the reader’s knowledge of buildings, places and objects that are commonly seen but not necessarily recognized for what they are, and there is a trivia section that is always fun. There is a section on beaches with special attention paid to the hidden or secret beaches on Nantucket.

The book ends with the “Treasures” of the Nantucket. These are the institutions and places that make Nantucket a remarkable place to visit, live in and work. Melissa has made these determinations herself and realize that others may have a different list, but that is ok. Some are cultural, some are natural, but each contributes to a quality of life that is unique to Nantucket and its places and people who have something distinct and appealing to offer everyone.

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Melissa K. Bigelow, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is a lifelong writer and the owner of Seagull Treasure Chest, an online retail establishment specializing in pre-1900 antique books. So, You Think You Know Nantucket? is Melissa’s first book, and the third in a series published by Omni Publishing Co. The first and second books in the series are So, You Think You Know the South Coast? and So, You Think You Know Cape Cod? Melissa lives in Mashpee with her daughter Sophia.

5 reviews for So, You Think You Know Nantucket?

  1. Henry Quinlan

    Publisher, Omni Publishing Co.
    “This is a book that contains facts about the people and places of Nantucket, some are well known and others less so, but all contribute to making Nantucket a special place. Add to that, fable and folklore and this book is a good read. A reader may disagree on the “Treasures of Nantucket” but not too strongly. This is a book that will enlighten, entertain, and enrich the reader.”

  2. Mike Green

    Madaket, Nantucket
    “I know a lot about Nantucket but after reading this book, there is a lot I do not know.”

  3. Anne Roberts

    Scituate, MA
    “A treasure trove of delight for those on Nantucket! For the rest of us, it’s a sensational sightseer’s guide, bar none!”

  4. Regina Doherty

    “I have been going to Nantucket for more than 25 years, I bought this book, and it has enhanced my enjoyment of this fabulous Island and led me to new delights.”

  5. Mary Jordan

    50-year visitor to Nantucket
    “I will buy 5 for Christmas gifts. I love this book.”

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