Delicious coffee, wonderful books and right on the Duck Waterfront. It does not get much better. Village Realty VIP Offer: 20% off of any purchase of $25 or more (taxes don't count!) Please present your VIP card before you pay. As they say at Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books; "Life is too short for bitter coffee or bitter people!". If you are headed to beautiful downtown Manteo, stop by Downtown Books on Sir Walter Raleigh Street. Two very independent bookstores with one simple philosophy; Peace. Love. Books. Coffee.