A treasure trove of used books facing Watch Hill Beach, the Book & Tackle Shop (124 Bay St., 401/556-6905, www.bookandtackle.com , 10 a.m.–4 p.m. May–Oct.) stocks many books on old New England history, along with a whole section on the Kennedys. Near the carousel , Comina (117 Bay St., Watch Hill, 401/596-3218, www.comina.com , 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon–Sat., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun., May–mid-Oct.) sells unique contemporary housewares, including leather club chairs and distinctive aluminum dishware.