Labor Day may be just around the corner, but there's still summer reading time for the first family. President Obama took his daughters Malia and Sasha to "Bunch of Grapes Bookstore" in Vineyard Haven Friday and emerged carrying large brown bags of books.
Among books purchased for the president and his daughters were Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World", "Rodin's Debutante" by Ward Just, and "The Bayou Trilogy" by Daniel Woodrell, a "Bunch of Grapes" employee confirmed to Fox News.
The trip to "Bunch of Grapes" is becoming somewhat of a father-daughters tradition on Martha's Vineyard. Last year the three made the same shopping trip where the president purchased Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom."
But the president didn't spend the rest of his first vacation day reading by the pool. After the book store, the president dropped the girls off at the family estate before heading out to golf.
The White House has consistently called this vacation a chance for the family to spend quality time together before the girls go back to school.
The President also brought three additional books with him from Washington to page through while in the Vineyard; "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese, "To the End of the Land" by David Grossman, and "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson.
On Obama's last big vacation, in Hawaii over Christmas, he read Lou Cannon's biography, "President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime."
Ahead of the midterm elections last fall, he was going through the "The Clinton TAPES" by Taylor Branch, among others.
-FOX News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry contributed to this report.