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Quail Ridge Books Offers Signed First Editions Club Membership

From friend-of-the-Network Bridgette Lacy and the booksellers at Quail Ridge Books, in Raleigh: Quail Ridge Books & Music offers Signed First Editions Club gift subscriptions for adult literature, children’s picture books, and young adult literature. The subscriptions start in September. The store’s award-winning booksellers have thoughtfully chosen these new, first-edition hardcovers for their exceptional, lasting […]

“Watchman” Proves Books Still Matter

Yesterday marked the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, her first novel since the 1960 debut of the much-celebrated To Kill a Mockingbird. Without spoiling anything for anyone who hasn’t been following the build-up on some form of social media, there’s been a flurry of excitement—and controversy—over the book’s release. But from coast […]

Quail Ridge Books Has New Owner: NCWN Member Lisa Robie Poole!

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, […]

Triangle Area Bookstores Honored

The Independent Weekly—the Triangle Area’s weekly alternative newspaper—honored four independent bookstores last week as part of their 2012 Indie Arts Awards. The Triangle’s rich literary culture once supported about 80 bookstores, and while those numbers have come down  since peaking in 1992, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is still a gold mine for any bibliophile. The Regulator Bookshop in Durham is […]

Congratulations to Quail Ridge Books & Music!

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh was selected by The Daily Beast as one of the top twenty-five independent bookstores in the United States. Follow this link to see a photo-essay of each bookstore, including national treasures such as Powell’s (Portland), City Lights (San Francisco), and The Strand (New York City). Quail Ridge Books & […]

On the Road Again . . .

. . . although, unlike Willie, I could, in fact, wait to get on the road again. The good news is that this week will be my last spent on the road promoting my new book, Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas.  Come next week, the Network will again have my full, undivided […]

Because I’m not just the director, I’m also a writer

Sorry, that was a weak attempt to play on the old Hair Club for Men commercials (“I’m not just the president, I’m also a client.”) But because I am a writer, in addition to being the director of the N.C. Writers’ Network, I will be out of the office the rest of this week, promoting […]