Located on the Beaufort waterfront since 1993, Scuttlebutt is
the town's only independent bookstore, and remains the destination for unique merchandise with a nautical flair.

Follow the links to our books and bounty, or scroll down. If looking for something particular, use the search tool on your right. You may want to stop for a minute to read more about our store and its history.

Designer Baskets

For over a quarter of a century, these special designer baskets have been valued for their extraordinary design and craftsmanship, elevating craft to an art form. One-of-a-kind, handmade in the USA. Retail from $24.95 to $49.95.

Grapevine Handle Baskets
Decorative, yet functional baskets made of natural grapevine handles, loops of colorful rattan accents and woven of sweetly scented sea grass. Small 8" x 12" and Petite 3" x 3" packaged in 4" cube.

Sea Grass Baskets
Woven of sweetly scented sea grass with an intertwined rattan handle and accented with colorful hand dyed rattan. Large 12" x 10" and Medium 10" x  9"
Free Form Baskets
Handle-less baskets crafted from natural grapevine, colorful hand dyed rattan accents and woven of sweetly scented sea grass. Medium 13" x 5" and Small 11" x 5"

2022 Atlantic ICW Waterway Guide & Coast Pilot 4

     Updated annually, the Waterway Guide Atlantic ICW 2022 edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, VA to the Florida border.
     The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locator charts, anchorage information and expanded articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance tables and bridge tables help get boaters there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm. 

     Coast Pilot 4 covers the Atlantic coast from Cape Henry, VA to Key West, FL. (Current Edition). An amalgamated version of Navigation Rules is now included in the back of each Coast Pilot book.  Topics in the Coast Pilot include channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation.


Chart books, Guides & Charts

Gerber Knives

Founded in 1939, Gerber designs and manufactures a variety of knives for a range of activities, from fishing, boating, camping, hunting, and everyday use. 

RIPSTOP I - Plain Edge
With a super-lightweight frame lock design, this knife delivers surprising strength and functionality. The streamlined handle adds no bulk to the slim profile, making it the perfect mate for your pocket.

Inspired by the Torch I, this version employs G-10 inserts in the handle for additional grip in tricky situations. A matte black tanto blade is stealth and effective, easily opened with one hand.


Prints & Notecards by Manda Holden

Originally from Southwest England, Manda Holden moved to Beaufort in 2018. 
Her small watercolor and ink prints of Beaufort are available at Scuttlebutt.
Prints measure 5x7 and 8x10 - Notecards 5.5x4.5

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Becky Hemby's Unique Candles

Sealed in Wax
North Carolina native Becky Hemby majored in Art Education at East Carolina University. When she became interested in candle-making, Becky apprenticed with a master candlemaker for 2 years. Since then, she has been incorporating the beauty of the NC seashore into her very unique candles.

Becky uses two separate molds for her candles, one for the inner core and one for the outer layer. The inner core has a melting temperature of about 130 degrees and the zinc core wick. The outer layer is made of a much harder, denser wax and contains shells, flowers, and other design elements.

The unique design of Becky Hemby's candles allows them to be refillable. The inner core burns, leaving the outer layer intact. 

The candle can then be refilled at no charge, or a votive candle can be placed in the hollow candle so that you can continue to enjoy the candle's beauty.

Candles above are electrified, with night lights inside.

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Fran Ambrose Prints

 Royal James Cafe
(Suggested Mat)

Having grown up on Long Island, New York, in 1975 Fran Ambrose relocated to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Eventually Fran settled across Bogue Sound, to Evan Street in Morehead City, where her paintings are inspired by the history of Carteret County.

Beaufort Grocery
Spouter Inn in Beaufort 
Front Street Beaufort 
El's Drive In
Morehead City

General Store
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Black Ship Grooming Products for Men

Black Ship Shaving Soaps 
      Each batch is made by hand. The soaps offer superior slickness that will keep that smooth feel as your razor glides on a protective cushion. Each container includes 4 ounces of soap and can last 4 to 6 months. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Shea Butter, Stearic Acid, Water, Potassium Hydroxide, and Glycerin.

Scuttlebutt offers the following soap scent:
 *Davy Jones - coconut oil, shea butter, potassium hydroxide, glycerin
*Queen Anne's Revenge - pineapple, bergamot, patchouli, jasmine, vanilla
*Captain's Reserve - pineapple, jasmine, blackcurrant, birch, bergamot, apple, musk, patchouli, oakmoss, vanilla 

Black Ship After Shave Spashes are formulated to help protect and heal your skin after shaving. These "spashes" include soothing Witch Hazel, Aloe and Vitamin E to brace your skin as it helps to heal it. Handsome 4oz frosted glass bottle.

Scuttlebutt offers the following splash scents:
* Davy Jones - deep bourbon and vanilla scent
* Queen Anne's Revenge - scent is blend of Pineapples, 
oak moss, bergamot, patchouli, jasmine, and vanilla.
* Captain's Reserve - scent is blend of blackcurrant, bergamot, 
apple, pineapple, jasmine, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, and vanilla.

Black Ship Beard Oils are made from light oils that absorb quickly into your skin and hair, soothing and softening hair & skin, make combing easier. The oils also help promote growth. Light, never greasy.

Scuttlebutt offers the following beard-oil scents:
* Davy Jones - smooth bourbon and sandalwood
* Captain's Reserve - pineapple, jasmine, blackcurrant & vanilla 
*Citrusnilla - oranges, limes, grapefruit & vanilla
Parker Marbled Ivory and Chrome handle with 24mm black badger hair shaving brush 
The Parker 24mm 100% Black badger hair shaving brushes are lather monsters. This one is a real beauty to boot. You can't go wrong with these brushes. They lather great and feel great in the hand. It helps that they look awesome too. Parker is a great brand that will serve you well for years to come.

Granpa's Shaving Mug 
Now you can whip up one of your favorite scented soaps and when you're finished, you can simply put the enameled tin lid back on the mug, to store it for your next shave!
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Inis - the Energy of the Sea

Cologne Spray
Fragrance Diffuser
A sparkling, clean UNISEX fragrance that captures the coolness, clarity and purity of the ocean, Inis is a favorite around the world. Since 2001, Inis has funded the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group - helping to protect whales and dophins around the world.
Large Body Lotion
Hand Creme
Bath & Shower Gel

Roll-on Cologne
Body Lotion
Sea Mineral Soap

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Gourmet Bounty - Blue Crab Bay Company

In 1984, Pamela Barefoot had a dream to move to Virginia’s isolated eastern shore and survive with her creativity. She envisioned items such as spice blends for clams and crabs, prevalent in the Chesapeake. Today the Blue Crab Bay line features outstanding award-winning products.       

64 Ounce
25 Ounce
A true combination of Chesapeake Bay region flavors, Sting Ray® is a thick, rich blend of clam and tomato juices spiced with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning and fresh grated horseradish. The 25 ounce bottle makes the perfect gift. The half-gallon plastic container is perfect for boaters and parties. Great alone or as a mixer.
SHE-CRAB SOUP is a creamy bisque-style soup flavored with crabmeat and the delicate roe of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab. If desired, sprinkle with extra nutmeg, add additional dry sherry or garnish with fresh or canned crabmeat. Just add milk or cream, heat and serve. A 15 oz. tin serves four. 
Blue Crab Bay CLAM DIP KIT: A great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Gift box contains chopped sea clams (6.5 oz. tin) and Clam Dip Blend (¼ oz. packet). Makes one 2-cup serving of clam dip; mayonnaise and cream cheese required.
DIP Blends in Individual-packets:  
       CLAM DIP BLEND: Considered "addictive" by those who tastes it. Leftover seasoning is wonderful with vegetables or in sauces. Salt free. 1/2 oz. packet makes three 2-cup batches.
     SHRIMP DIP BLEND: Before making dip, steam your fresh shrimp with our Steaming Spices. Add some cream cheese, mayonnaise. Salt free. 1/2 oz. packet makes three 2-cup batches.

      CRAB DIP BLEND: A special blend of seasonings to make crab dip, it can be used in crab cakes and other crab recipes. Salt
free. 1/2 oz. packet will make three 2-cup batches.
     CHESAPEAKE BAY SEASONING: A blend of herbs and spices, perfect for steaming crabs or shrimp, frying chicken, adding to soups, salads, hamburgers, etc. 
       SALMON SEASONING: A salt-free, lemon-dill blend for salmon or fish. Includes recipes. Makes a great dip! 

 All-natural SNACKS IN 12oz TINS
"Snacks from Blue Crab Bay put all the others to shame" -Southern Living
CRAB HOUSE NUTS: Extra large Virginia peanuts with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning
SEA SALT NUTS: Extra large Virginia peanuts dusted with sea salt crystals.
CRAB HOUSE CRUNCH: Old fashioned peanut squares, sweet and salty, with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. 
SKIPJACKS: Large roasted Virginia peanuts, with a crisp honey coating with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. 
SURF DOGGIES: Gourmet Virginia peanuts with spicy honey mustard seasoning.

BARNACLES: Spicy mix withCrab House Nuts®, oat bran sticks, cheddar fish-shaped crackers, pretzel balls, bagel chips and other goodies, all seasoned with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning.