Nancy Olson, founder of Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, died yesterday. She was seventy-five. For twenty-nine years, Quail Ridge Books has been at the center of the Triangle’s literary scene. National bestselling authors have graced its stage alongside local writers. The store’s selection has always been hand-crafted to offer strong support for book […]
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Nancy Olson founded Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh in 1984. Dedicated to providing “carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings,” Quail Ridge has been awarded Publishers’ Weekly Bookseller of the Year, the Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling, and the Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling. On Sunday, October […]
There’s a new owner for Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh: North Carolina Writers’ Network member Lisa Robie Poole. Nancy Olson owned Quail Ridge for twenty-nine years, earning a national reputation for choosing bestsellers and promoting new Southern authors, especially writers from North Carolina. During that time, Quail Ridge has become a community pillar, […]
Congratulations to the Network’s good friend Nancy Olson, owner of Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books & Music, who will receive a 2010 Raleigh Medal of the Arts in a ceremony on October 6. Nancy has done as much for North Carolina’s writers, and North Carolina’s literary culture, as anyone, and this honor is well-deserved.