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The Mural at Pittsboro’s Circle City Bookstore

murral 001In January of this year, Circle City Bookstore in Pittsboro completed a mural on one of its outer walls showcasing forty-eight titles written by prominent Southern authors. The usual suspects are represented—William Faulkner’s Light in August, Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel—but the owners of Circle City have also made a point of including not only Southern writers of note but North Carolina writers especially—and even local writers as well.

For example, Pittsboro resident Marjorie Hudson’s short-story collection Accidental Birds of the Carolinas is on the wall alongside The Mind of the South by Wilbur J. Cash and Big Fish by Daniel Wallace.

Many inductees to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame made the cut:
Paul Green
Thomas Wolfe
murral 003John Hope Franklin
Doris Betts
John Moses Horton
Maya Angelou
Louis Rubin
Inglis Fletcher
Reynolds Price
Pauli Murray
Alan Gurganus
Burke Davis
Charles Chestnutt
Max Steele
O. Henry
Jonathan Worth Daniels
John Ehle

murral 005For a complete list of books, click here.

Thanks to NCWN Board Member Al Manning for the pics!