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  • Ray McAllister at Shepherd’s Center, First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA, 12:30, Feb. 1
  • Randy & Barbara Fitzgerald at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Richmond, Feb. 21

“Flights of Fancy,” by Randy & Barbara Fitzgerald, $14.95 paperback, Beach Glass Books, Oct. 10, 2017

Flights of Fancy, Randy & Barb’s Humor Book, Is Out!

Beach Glass Books is proud to announce the Oct. 10 publication of Randy and Barbara Fitzgerald’s book of humor columns, Flights of Fancy.

The book of award-winning columns includes a foreword by Ray McAllister, illustrations by Douglas Payne, and numerous family photographs. Get your signed copy at one of their book store signings, or ORDER NOW with FREE mailing.

Wrightsville 10th Anniversary Edition launches!

The expanded and enhanced edition of the award-winning Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island was published October 1 with a kickoff event at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. For more on the book, or to order a copy, CLICK HERE. Or meet Ray at his book store signings.

Publication launch/signings on the porch of the historic 1909 Wrightsville Beach Museum cottage.



NEW! Enhanced “WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH” with larger pages & twice pictures, new foreword by Ben Steelman, new author afterword

Just $22.95 with FREE SHIPPING! Order here

News about Ocracoke!

“The release of [this] ‘enhanced edition’ … allows for the addition of numerous photos and the enlargement of others in a classic … McAllister’s history captures the atmosphere and evolution of the island in such a way that even non-residents and those relatively unfamiliar with Ocracoke will find it a lively, compelling read.” (

NEW! Enhanced “OCRACOKE” with larger pages & more pictures

Just $22.95 with FREE SHIPPING! Order here

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NOW BACK IN PRINT! Beach Glass Book is pleased to announce the republishing of  an Outer Banks Classic, PORTSMOUTH: THE WAY IT WAS. The award-winning 1996 book, written by the late ELLEN FULCHER CLOUD, is the true story of  “the Ghost Village of the Outer Banks.” Portsmouth is being brought back in a special enhanced edition, with larger pages, more photographs, and a new foreword by RAY McALLISTER.


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FALL 2016: The enhanced edition of Ray McAllister’s Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks — with larger pages and photographs, 32 additional photographs, and signed by the author — is now available.

The new edition is available in hardcover format for $22.95.

Ocracoke, originally published in 2013, is the fourth book in the author’s North Carolina coastal series. Ocracoke offers a look at the history, people and continuing allure of the remote, white-sanded island that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. New illustrations focus on Blackbeard, the Ocracoke lighthouse and 20th century island life, bringing to more than 150 the book’s black-and-white illustrations. They also enhance the book’s positions as one of the Outer Banks’ best-selling memento books and gift books.

Like the author’s other coastal books, Ocracoke is a winner of the North Carolina Association of Historian’s Willie Parker Peace History Book Award. It is available at most Outer Banks booksellers, selected North Carolina and Virginia stores, and online sellers, including the author’s web site,

2018 Beach Glass Books
Affiliated with Ray McAllister Books LLC

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