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, discussions, and town hall meetings and has become a vital part of North Carolina’s cultural landscape. Nancy was Publisher’s Weekly 2001 Bookseller of the Year.
The WCPSS Hall of Fame is a program of Wake Education Partnership, a non-profit committed to “improving public education and advocating for excellent educational opportunities for all students.” The Hall of Fame honors outstanding educators, alumni, and community leaders who through their lives have either deeply impacted the Wake County school system or, as an alumnus, dramatically added to the quality of life in this city, state, or nation.
Nancy will be inducted along with five others, including Orage Quarles III, former president and publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh.
QRB recently moved to a new location at North Hill, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road. Click here for directions and tips on parking.
For tributes to Nancy Olson, including a video of her memorial service, click here.