Many visitors to Tybee Island come to bask in the sun, relax and get away from the grind. To those folks we say - "Carry On". However some folks like to learn more about Tybee and Savannah, as well as bask in the sun with a good book.
The written history of Tybee and Savannah pre-date the founding of our nation. From the time James Oglethorpe founded what would later become the 13th colony until today, many local events and people have put their stamp on history. There are many Savannah area history and guide books, as a well as fictional accounts.
This is a list of a few of our favorites. Amazon sometimes sneaks in some non-book advertising. Refresh the page to see all the book covers.
Tybee's small size, 2.6 square miles, is probably why no one has written a guide book of the island. However, what Tybee doesn't lack, is history. Here are a few books to peak your interest.
Tybee Days: One Hundred Years on Georgia's Playground Island
A Cultural History and Photo Journal
Images of America
Sand Between Our Toes
Images of America
The Long Branch of the South
Incident at Tybee Island
Fiction or is it?
A Memoir from the Pirate Princess of Tybee Island
There are many more non-fiction and fiction books about Savannah that we could possibly list here. However here are a few to get you started.
Frommer's Portable Savannah
The definitive guide book
Savannah Historic District Illustrated Map
A great compact guide to the historic district
The Savannah Walking Tour & Guidebook
The best guide for do-it-yourself, self-paced walking tour suggestions
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The most famous and infamous Savannah Story
Savannah Then and Now
A visual perspective on the passage of time.
Savannah Blues: A Novel
A breezy atmospheric novel set in Savannah.
A novel that weaves the history of Savannah and the Georgia coastal region with fiction.
Savannah: Or a Gift For Mr. Lincoln
A novel based on Savannah's civil war history.