Each week WRAL, a television news station serving North Carolina’s Triangle Area, announces its “Five Faves,” a list of the five freshest and best whatever there is to be had in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region, from Bloody Mary’s to the best 1980s toys.
On tap this week? The five best independent, locally-owned bookstores with “new book selections.”
- Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh. “The store has been a fixture for Raleigh readers since 1984, and they’ve kept the momentum with plenty of author events, a reader’s club and a great selection of books.”
- So & So Books, Raleigh. “The space is small and modern, and the focus is clearly on quality, not quantity.”
- Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill. “What struck me was their overwhelming number of staff recommendations.”
- McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro. “If you’re a fan of mystery, drama or crime novels, you should check out their entire room dedicated to the genre.”
- The Regulator Bookshop, Durham. “The industrial-looking shop, with exposed brick walls and shabby shelves, is a great place to browse for new and used books.”