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Triangle’s Indy Bookstores Make “Five Faves”

McIntyre's Books, Pittsboro
McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro

Each week WRAL, a television news station serving North Carolina’s Triangle Area, announces its “Five Faves,” a list of the five freshest and best whatever there is to be had in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region, from Bloody Mary’s to the best 1980s toys.

On tap this week? The five best independent, locally-owned bookstores with “new book selections.”

  1. Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh. “The store has been a fixture for Raleigh readers since 1984, and they’ve kept the momentum with plenty of author events, a reader’s club and a great selection of books.”
  2. So & So Books, Raleigh. “The space is small and modern, and the focus is clearly on quality, not quantity.”
  3. Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill. “What struck me was their overwhelming number of staff recommendations.”
  4. McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro. “If you’re a fan of mystery, drama or crime novels, you should check out their entire room dedicated to the genre.”
  5. The Regulator Bookshop, Durham. “The industrial-looking shop, with exposed brick walls and shabby shelves, is a great place to browse for new and used books.”

Shelf-Awareness picked up the story and ran it in today’s e-newsletter. To read the complete article on WRAL, click here.