KDHamptons Summer Beach Read: The Beachcomber's Companion by Anna Burgard


The perfect summer beach book has arrived … The Beachcomber’s Companion by Anna Burgard, recently released by Chronicle Books.  For any beach/shell enthusiast living near the shore, this delightful primer on how to identify and appreciate the shells and treasures found on salt water shores, is a must read.  We are hopeful your readers will want to know about, think of it as THE hostess gift, and savor Anna’s marvelous, “everything you wanted to know about shells” book — just the right size for slipping into a beach bag.

I keep a tall glass vase full of shells on my vanity next to bath salts and a nautilus shell.

“I’m happy to announce the release of my book, The Beachcomber’s Companion, from Chronicle Books! I’ve spent many years on America’s beaches, so it’s full of shells and other objects found on our shores. It differs from other identification books in its storytelling, and how pretty it is (thanks to illustrator Jillian Ditner). It’ll slip right into your beach bag, or live happily on your coffee table.

I’ve visited 100+ islands in the U.S. for Islands of America: A River, Lake and Sea Odyssey, and I worked with experts from the Smithsonian, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Texas A&M’s Sea Grant Program and others who are specialists in sea glass, sea beans, messages in bottles, sharks teeth and more.” Anna Burgard.