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North Carolina Independent Bookstores: What’s Open?

By Deonna Kelli Sayed As the state gradually reopens, independent bookstores across North Carolina are experimenting with modified retail models to ensure that staff and customers remain safe. The shutdown hasn’t stopped literary community from happening. Many bookstores have remained open as essential businesses by shifting to online and phone orders. Some bookstores launched online […]

A Literary Schedule for African-American History Month

If you came by our exhibit booth on Saturday at the annual African-American Cultural Celebration in Raleigh, thanks so much for saying hello! We made a ton of new friends, connected with old friends, and felt honored to sponsor the “CELEBRATE Literature and the Spoken Word” gallery. It was a great way to kick-off the […]

Carol Moyer, Todd Ketcham Receive Nancy Olson Award

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association: Two Southern booksellers have been selected as the winners of the inaugural Nancy Olson Bookseller Award. Carol Moyer, bookseller and former Children’s Manager at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, and Todd Ketcham, manager of The Book Cellar in Lake Worth, FL, will each receive a […]

Quail Ridge Books Turning 35

Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh is fast-approaching their thirty-fifth birthday. They’ve been in a reminiscing kind of mood lately, and sent out the following via their newsletter: Do you have any photos from QRB over the years: book signings, parties, storytimes, or anything else? Are there any QRB stories you would like to share? Please […]

Some Literary Podcasts for You

It seems everyone these days is getting into the podcast game, from the Durham Performing Arts Center to the Pope (seriously). And why not? Podcasts and audiobooks are a great way to entertain yourself while doing something mindless, and the best of these offer something additional through their audio production. A few new literary podcasts […]

Get Your Youth Writing this Summer

Is your child showing some interest in creative writing? Well, god help them. Seriously though, if so, there are many writing camps for youth and teens this summer happening all over North Carolina. We’ve listed a few below that seemingly still have open spots available! DUKE YOUNG WRITERS CAMP (Durham) Grades 6-11 Three sessions, June […]

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

  Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. Who’s ready to paaaaarty? Always held on the last Saturday of the month in April, Independent Bookstore Day: is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country….Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. […]

Tomorrow, Celebrate Your Indie Bookstore!

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, is Independent Bookstore Day! Indie bookshops around North Carolina and beyond will be celebrating all day long. Here’s what’s happening at a purveyor of independently cultivated books near you. Remember, #ShopLocal! Bookmarks, Wiinston-Salem Bookmarks will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new brick and mortar location at 10:00 am in the […]

Channel Your Inner Kerouac at QRB

Legend has it that Beat writer Jack Kerouac pounded out the entire manuscript of his best-known work, On the Road, via typewriter on one long scroll of paper during a three-week Benzedrine binge. Now, Triangle literati can channel their inner Kerouac—hopefully without the bennies—and hustle down to Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. There are still a couple weeeks […]

WCPSS Hall of Fame to Induct Nancy Olson

Nancy Olson, founder of Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, passed away in March. On Wednesday, October 12, Nancy will be inducted into the Wake County Public School System Hall of Fame. Credited with “sparking a literacy renaissance in North Carolina,” Nancy founded QRB in 1984. The store hosts countless literary events, book clubs, […]