Quail Ridge Books is an award-winning , independently-owned, full-service general book and music store serving North Carolina and beyond since 1984. Browse in our 10,000 square foot store and let our expert staff handle your book and music needs.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
The Worst Times Are The Best Times is the unique story of Coach LeVelle Moton. The Championship coach shares inspiring stories of overcoming adversity to eventually lead N.C. Central University to its first Division I NCAA Tournament. Written by Coach Moton and journalist Edward G. Robinson III, with forwards by Mike Krzyzewski, Mark Gottfried and Roy Williams, the book is moving for adults and poignant for youth, informative for basketball fans, and relevant and engaging to all. Join us Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 pm. A portion of proceeds from all book sales is being donated to the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 7:30pm

Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby joins us Friday, September 5 at 7:30 pm to delve into the depths of number 23. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
Eric LitwinYou may know him best as the author of the first four Pete the Cat books (with artist James Dean). He's also a talented singer/songwriter, which we all know from the Pete songs. Now Eric Litwin returns with more music and fun with his new picture book The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House.  Receive a signing line ticket with purchase from us of The Nuts. Those with signing line tickets may also have one of Eric's Pete the Cat books signed as well.  We highly recommend pre-ordering your copy of The Nuts as early as possible.  Music and story for ages 3+.
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Welcome home, Mitford fans! The crazy quilt of saints and sinners introduced in At Home in Mitford returns. Jan Karon will be here to present Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good on Sunday, September 7 at 7 pm. She will be in conversation with our own Nancy Olson, who helped champion Jan in the early days of her writing career.  This will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. We will have books signed by Jan in advance of the event and these will be available on September 2.  She will not be able to sign or personalize on Sunday, but looks forward to meeting her fans and will pose for photos.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and "pioneer of sizzle history" (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War in Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women--a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow--who were spies. She will be here Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

Who would kill a woman on her deathbed? Was it an act of mercy, or murder? As Deborah Knott and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, investigate, they cross paths with an unlikely set of suspects including the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers that the dead woman's own daughter belongs to. Margaret Maron presents the newest Deborah Knott mystery, Designated Daughters, during an encore lunch event on Tuesday, September 9, at noon.

Lunch event:  Bring your lunch, or pre-order our $10 box lunch by Sept 7.


Signing line event: Receive a signing line ticket with the purchase of Designated Daughters

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age:  how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? The author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness skillfully weaves together an engrossing account of both the science and the politics of nuclear weapons safety. Join us Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm at Hunt Library for an event co-sponsored by NCSU Friends of the Library.

Receive a free ticket to the event (as well as a signing line ticket) with the purchase of Command and Control from QRB. An admission-only ticket is $5. Sorry, we cannot hold tickets that have not been paid for. Tickets will be available at the door if seats are still available.


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