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Nancy Olson, RIP

Nancy Olson

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 clubs, those interested in writing, and readers of all ages.

Raleigh’s The News & Observer offered a long obituary yesterday that is well worth the read.

Quail Ridge posted this remembrance on its website.

Publisher’s Weekly named Olson “Bookseller of the Year” in 2001. The site also noted her passing.

Please note, QRB recently moved from its longtime home in the Ridgewood Shopping Center. It is now located in a temporary home in the North Hills Shopping Center, 4381-105 Lassiter at North Hills Ave.