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North Carolina Independent Bookstores: What’s Open?

By Deonna Kelli Sayed As the state gradually reopens, independent bookstores across North Carolina are experimenting with modified retail models to ensure that staff and customers remain safe. The shutdown hasn’t stopped literary community from happening. Many bookstores have remained open as essential businesses by shifting to online and phone orders. Some bookstores launched online […]

A Literary Schedule for African-American History Month

If you came by our exhibit booth on Saturday at the annual African-American Cultural Celebration in Raleigh, thanks so much for saying hello! We made a ton of new friends, connected with old friends, and felt honored to sponsor the “CELEBRATE Literature and the Spoken Word” gallery. It was a great way to kick-off the […]

Love Reading? You Can Win Some Schwag!

< In May, UNC-TV launched The Great American Read, an eight-part series that “explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.” These 100 novels where chosen through a national survey. You may have seen displays in indie bookstores such as Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill highlighting some […]

Flyleaf Launches Voice Rising

Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill has launched a new reading series: “Voice Rising”: “Voice Rising pairs a small slate of hand-picked, local writers, be they unpublished, lesser-known or on the brink of a bigger stage, with one of our area’s myriad renowned writers for a truly unique evening. “With each writer reading unpublished work for […]

Tomorrow, Celebrate Your Indie Bookstore!

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29, is Independent Bookstore Day! Indie bookshops around North Carolina and beyond will be celebrating all day long. Here’s what’s happening at a purveyor of independently cultivated books near you. Remember, #ShopLocal! Bookmarks, Wiinston-Salem Bookmarks will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new brick and mortar location at 10:00 am in the […]

It’s Banned Books Week!

September 25 – October 1 is Banned Books Week, “a celebration of writing that has been challenged by would-be censors.” It’s a good time for us readers to let our hair down and flash our rebellious side, maybe by doing something daring like reading a “filthy trashy sex novel” such as John Knowles’ A Separate […]

Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 30, is Independent Bookstore Day, an event celebrated by more than 400 bookstores nationwide. Here’s what’s happening in North Carolina: Supporting the efforts of self-published and small press authors, The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines has a full day of readings scheduled, showcasing indy writers as part of their “Authors in the Country” […]

“Watchman” Proves Books Still Matter

Yesterday marked the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, her first novel since the 1960 debut of the much-celebrated To Kill a Mockingbird. Without spoiling anything for anyone who hasn’t been following the build-up on some form of social media, there’s been a flurry of excitement—and controversy—over the book’s release. But from coast […]

On May 2, Celebrate Indy Bookstores!

On Saturday, May 2, more than 400 independent bookstores around the country will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Here are some of the parties you’ll find at your local purveyor of books: Asheville Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe Exclusive limited edition books and art pieces for sale, as well as a literary trivia contest hosted by the hilarious Allan […]

World Book Night Happens Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 23, is World Book Night, an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. One night a year, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers. Each year, 30-35 books are chosen by […]