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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, […]

Quail Ridge Books Grand Re-Opening!

From our friends at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh: Quail Ridge Books has a new home! 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 […]

Incoming! Freshmen Reading

Summer’s a good time to catch up on your reading. Libraries hold contests to see how many books kids can read each week, and a glance around the local pool or the beach reveals plenty of people turning pages of books or electronic devices. Most colleges and university’s assign a Common Reading Book to incoming […]

Summer Writing Camps for Young People

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, which means summer is here. Before you know it, your children will be out of school and needing activities to occupy their time. And let’s face it: you’re going to want them out of the house, at least for a few hours this summer. Here are some summer writing workshops for […]

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 30, is Independent Bookstore Day, an event celebrated by more than 400 bookstores nationwide. Here’s what’s happening in North Carolina: Supporting the efforts of self-published and small press authors, The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines has a full day of readings scheduled, showcasing indy writers as part of their “Authors in the Country” […]

Nancy Olson, RIP

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 […]

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 […]