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Saturday Is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 24, marks the annual Independent Bookstore Day, a day to support and celebrate your local indie bookshop. Many bookstores around the state and beyond will host a full day of events, contests, readings, special offers, and more. According to the Southern Independent Bookstore Alliance, over 750 boookstores are participating around the country. (Click […]

Margaret Maron, RIP

“I knew from childhood that I wanted to write,” said Margaret Maron in her acceptance speech to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, in 2016, “and I felt that I had a facility for words, but I also felt that I had nothing to say. It was the mystery form that gave me freedom […]

2020 Nancy Olson Bookseller Award Recipients

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance: Lisa Yee Swope of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem and Bonnie Shank of The Storybook Shoppe in Bluffton, South Carolina are the 2020 recipients of the Nancy Olson Bookseller Award. The Nancy Olson Award was launched in 2019 with an anonymous donation from an author who is also an […]

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 […]

Carol Moyer, Todd Ketcham Receive Nancy Olson Award

From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association: Two Southern booksellers have been selected as the winners of the inaugural Nancy Olson Bookseller Award. Carol Moyer, bookseller and former Children’s Manager at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC, and Todd Ketcham, manager of The Book Cellar in Lake Worth, FL, will each receive a […]

Quail Ridge Books Turning 35

Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh is fast-approaching their thirty-fifth birthday. They’ve been in a reminiscing kind of mood lately, and sent out the following via their newsletter: Do you have any photos from QRB over the years: book signings, parties, storytimes, or anything else? Are there any QRB stories you would like to share? Please […]

Some Literary Podcasts for You

It seems everyone these days is getting into the podcast game, from the Durham Performing Arts Center to the Pope (seriously). And why not? Podcasts and audiobooks are a great way to entertain yourself while doing something mindless, and the best of these offer something additional through their audio production. A few new literary podcasts […]

Get Your Youth Writing this Summer

Is your child showing some interest in creative writing? Well, god help them. Seriously though, if so, there are many writing camps for youth and teens this summer happening all over North Carolina. We’ve listed a few below that seemingly still have open spots available! DUKE YOUNG WRITERS CAMP (Durham) Grades 6-11 Three sessions, June […]

Celebrate Indie Bookstore Day!

  Saturday, April 28, is Independent Bookstore Day. Who’s ready to paaaaarty? Always held on the last Saturday of the month in April, Independent Bookstore Day: is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country….Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. […]