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An unlikely place to buy cheap beach reads

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eanut butter and jelly. Romeo and Juliet. The beach and a good book. There are some things that just belong together. The Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop is the unlikely and little-known home to a killer selection of fiction and non fiction, whether you’re planning on reading on a secluded Nantucket beach or on the ferry ride home. While the selection ranges from New York Times bestsellers to classics, the prices are all the same: cheap. If your book comes to an end before your vacation does, donate your book back to help benefit the hospital (and future readers). Clements

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There was no hospital on Nantucket until 1911, when Cottage Hospital was founded in a house on West Chester Street after a year-long search for a site whose neighbors didn’t object. The thrift shop opened in 1929, selling used clothes and household goods.

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