From our friends at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh:
Raleigh’s nationally celebrated independent bookstore opens in its new location in the Lassiter District of North Hills on July 23-24 with a two-day party, complete with games, prizes, and special author events.
QRB, recently voted 2016 Best Bookstore in the Triangle by Indy Week readers, will celebrate the grand opening of its new 9,000-square-foot store, just across Lassiter Mill from its temporary “QRB On the Fly” location.
The interior will delight longtime customers and welcome new readers of all ages. The Children’s Section, one of the most popular sections of the store, will inspire and amaze young readers with colors and decor that will bring out creativity and whimsy in visitors. Award-winning children’s author Sheila Turnage visits to give fans the latest news from Tupelo Landing, the NC fictional setting for her beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries.
Store owner Lisa Poole worked closely with Phillips Architecture of Raleigh and designer Molly Simmons of Simmons Design and Consulting to create a space that will welcome the new with style and color while honoring longtime customers, authors and QRB’s founder, Nancy Olson. There will be a special area dedicated to Nancy, who passed away in March. And the QRB staff, known for being friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, will be on hand to show customers around the new store, and help them find the books and gifts they want.
Quail Ridge Books opened in 1984 in Quail Corners in north Raleigh, then relocated to Ridgewood Shopping Center. The move to North Hills, about five miles away, was announced earlier this year.
Worried about finding parking at this popular new location? Never fear. There is plenty of parking, including handicap parking at the door. Need a guide to other parking places you may like? Check out this video on the Quail Ridge Books YouTube Channel.
Join us for the grand opening events July 23-24, which will feature six prize drawings a day each for kids and adults. Awards include t-shirts, books, and other fun gifts! Craft and book activity stations will be available all day both days. And tattoos. Did we mention the (literary) tattoos?
Kids are invited too. There will be a trivia contest each morning at 10:00 am, and story time on Saturday at 11:00 am with Corduroy the bear and at 3:00 pm with the Cat in the Hat!
Watch our web site, www.quailridgebooks.com, and our Facebook page for updated grand opening activities. The last day at our temporary store, Quail Ridge Books on the Fly, will be July 6. We’ll be in transition July 7-17 and likely closed for part of that. We’ll keep you posted on the QRB Move page on our website.
Find Quail Ridge Books at their new location:
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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