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Crook’s Corner Book Prize Announces Shortlist

And you’re not going to believe this but that shortlist includes a North Carolina writer: Marjorie Hudson, for her novel Indigo Field, published by NC-based press Regal House Publishing. The […]

New Bookstore in Selma, NC

Both Shelf Awareness and Cindy Brookshire, our Regional Rep for Johnston County, report that Story Keeper Books opened last month in downtown Selma, after almost a year as an online […]

Staff, Not Network, Says Goodbye to Katherine O’Hara

Today is Katherine O’Hara’s last day as Communications Director for the Network, but not her last day with the Network. As Katherine leaves to pursue an opportunity in publishing, Celeste, […]

Grand Opening of Lumberton Bookstore

Gidget and Tommy Vickers, the owners of 219 Elm, held a grand opening this summer, for their four-store-operation community marketplace. One of these shops to open its doors is Shane […]

NC Writers on Longlist for The Crook’s Corner Book Prize

Written by Membership Coordinator Celeste McMaster Today, August 3, 2023, The Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation announced its Longlist for best debut novel set in the American South. Among the […]

One City, One Book Press Release

This is a press release written by and on behalf of Greensboro Public Library. Mark your calendars for the following dates:One City, One Book Engagement Committee Meeting, Tuesday August 15 […]

Peter Makuck: Poet, Editor, & Friend

A remembrance by NCWN trustee Paul Jones: Peter Makuck (1940-2023) passed away on June 21, after a brave battle with cancer. Makuck (or Peter if you prefer) was a force […]

Remembering Longtime NCWN member and trustee Al Manning

Written by Executive Director Ed Southern Longtime NCWN member and trustee Al Manning passed away Sunday, his family has announced on social media. He was 87.  In his long and […]

Oh, Everywhere

Written by Executive Director Ed Southern Less than 48 hours after Deonna blogged about book bans in her home state of Florida, I came across this article in the Charlotte […]

Oh, Florida

Written by Membership Coordinator Deonna Kelli Sayed I’ve shared many times in Highway 64, the recently re-named NCWN journal, how books created a bigger world during my rural north Florida […]