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Support your local independent book store and your local bricks-and-mortar skate or surf shop. Craig B. Snyder’s award-winning A Secret History of the Ollie is available from these retail locations.


CALIFORNIA

MCGILL’S SKATE SHOP
Moonlight Plaza Shopping Ctr
335 South Coast Hwy 101,
Encinitas, CA 92024

(760) 943-7730

FLORIDA

KONA SKATEPARK
8739 Kona Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32211

(904) 725-8770
Original and historic 1970s skatepark, featured in Tony Hawk’s video games.

NOMAD SURF SHOP
4655 North Ocean Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

(561) 272-2882
Founded in 1968 by Ron Heavyside, Nomad has been a South Florida staple for surf and skate.

RED PEARL YOGA
918 NE 20th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

(954) 828-1651
Award-winning yoga center and gift shop.

SHAFFER’S TEA ROOM
14 S. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 865-7618
Tea, coffee, food, gifts, and good vibes.

DELRAY BEACH SURFING MUSEUM AND GALLERY
255 NE 6th Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483

(561) 236-0155
Open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

THOUSAND POUND EGG
908 NE 20th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

(954) 335-7060
Books and fabulous finds.
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NEW YORK

UNCLE FUNKYS BOARDS
128 Charles St, Basement
New York, NY 10014

646-895-9943
True Mom and Pop skate shop that features a range of equipment for your riding needs including shortboards, longboards, retro boards, vintage boards and accessories.

RHODE ISLAND

ORIGINAL WATERBROTHERS
39-1/2 Memorial Blvd
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-7873
Since 1971, Waterbrothers has been a staple of the East Coast scene. Owned and operated by surf and skate legend Sid “The Package” Abruzzi, the shop is located in historic Newport and open 7 days a week.
MASSACHUSETTS

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

(617) 566-6660
For over 50 years, Brookline Booksmith has continued to serve the people of Brookline and Boston with its eclectic mix of titles, literate and helpful staff, and seemingly neverending schedule of book signings, talks and poetry readings.

TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS AND CAFE
338 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-8688
Since 1984, Trident Booksellers & Cafe has been providing Back Bay residents, students, and tourists with sustenance for the mind and body. Books, magazines, tea, coffee, juice, smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and free WiFi can all be found here.

TRES GATOS
470 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 477-4851
Boston's first full-service restaurant, book, and music store. Delicious tapas, great books, CDs and vinyl records can all be found here under one roof with an amazing and knowledgeable staff.


A Secret History of the Ollie buy the book
A SECRET HISTORY OF THE OLLIE
VOLUME 1: THE 1970s

CRAIG B. SNYDER

Hardcover: 912 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1930287003
ISBN-13: 9781930287006
Dimensions: 9.25 x 7 x 2 inches
Weight: 4.72 pounds
Retail: $59.95

Every culture has a creation myth, and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention in the 1970s, and it lies at the root of nearly every significant move in street skating today. This groundbreaking no-handed aerial has also affected the evolution of surfing and snowboarding, and has left a permanent impression upon popular culture and language. This is the story of the Ollie, the technology that set the stage for its creation, the pioneers who made it happen, and the skaters who used it to start a revolution.

Printed in the U.S.A.