About Theodore's



Theodore’s Books offers a wide inventory of new books in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Our mission is to create a warm and friendly place to browse and purchase books: from classic literature to the hottest best-sellers, from history to children's titles. We feature an attractive selection of gifts and accessories for book aficionados: greeting cards, writing journals, puzzles, and more!

Theodore's Bookshop is a dedicated community partner, a destination experience for our customers, and home to a fun and extensive online platform.


Why Theodore’s?

Our home is Oyster Bay – a historic, waterfront hamlet on Long Island’s Gold Coast. It’s a destination for visitors to the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, where Theodore Roosevelt lived, worked, and died. It contains well-known Revolutionary War sites including the Raynham Hall Museum (a key part of Washington’s spy network). And,  it is a lively scene for restaurants, bars,  boating, and family activities.

Theodore’s Books is owned by former Congressman Steve Israel, who decided to “turn the page” from a career in politics and find a place where there’s no screaming, lobbying, or finger-pointing (unless it’s the tip of your finger against a line in a book you love).