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, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Going Paleo, today's fastest-growing food trend, does not have to be a full-time job. Paleo is today’s fastest-growing food trend, and while it has many benefits, getting started can be intimidating and confusing. In Part-Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author, Leanne Ely, helps remove those obstacles of useful tips and dozens of delicious gluten-and dairy-free recipes make going Paleo fun, easy, and delicious. Join us Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 pm to learn more about the latest diet trend. 
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Kami Garcia is co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels, tales of supernatural beings in a gothic Southern town.  Now she visits with Unmarked, the second novel in The Legion series.  The paranormal tension did not let up in the first book, Unbreakable. Supernatural murder leads a young woman to join a secret society, the Legion of the Black Dove.  Ransom Riggs, author of Hollow City and no stranger to fantasy, says of Unmarked, "A rare sequel that surpasses the original." Carrie Ryan is author of the chilling The Forest of Hands and Teeth series.  Join us as they converse on writing and paranormal lit.  Ages 14+.


Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in mountains of the Southern Appalachian region. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. Host of NPR's The Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change in Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. This book features a foreword by Dolly Parton and includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White. Join us and the authors Saturday, October 4 at 3:00 pm for insight on our own state's musical history and live Celtic music!
Signing line event: Receive a signing line ticket with the QRB purchase of Wayfaring Strangers
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
★ ★ Sunday, October 5 ★  ★ 
We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary with a tribute to our founder, Nancy Olson
1:00 p.m.  Mingle with friends and authors (signing their books), enjoy refreshments along with live music from Bruce Emery, and enter drawings for free books and gift cards.
2:00 p.m.  Owner Lisa Poole will host a tribute to Nancy, with authors and special guests speaking, and a proclamation from the City of Raleigh. 
Speakers include: Angela Davis-Gardner * Clyde Edgerton * Charles Frazier * Allan Gurganus *Randall Keenan * Bridgette Lacy * Margaret Maron *Jill McCorkle 
Clay Stalnaker * Oren Teicher (Executive Director of the American Booksellers' Association)
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
While working as a reporter and producer for North Carolina's public television network, Bob Garner took his "love of good food to work" where he created a weekly program devoted to the state's barbecue culture. Over the course of his many years with UNC-TV, Garner established himself as a country-cooking connoisseur and viewers came to love his trademark "mmm-mmm" whenever he tasted a dish that met his standards. He brings that phrase to his book, Foods That Makes You Say MMM-MMM! He discusses signature North Carolina dishes and provides historical background, recipes and preparation tips, and listings of the best venues where the readers can sample for themselves. Join us Monday, October 6 at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager.  Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. From the author of Necessary Lies, comes a new story of past interwoven with present. International bestselling author, Diane Chamberlain, joins us with her new, unique story Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm. 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Historian and former UNC Wilmington Chancellor, Jim Leutze, joins us Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm to share, Entering North Carolina: Set Clock Back 100 Years. He explores the state’s partisan landscape, explaining what’s at stake if the political clock’s turned back 100 years. Journalist and politician, Hodding Carter III, says, "in troubled times, Jim Leutze provides a clear picture of North Carolina's historic political ups and downs, a grim recital of the current reactionary takeover of state government and an urgent litany of specific steps to reverse course. It has happened before, he says, and it can and must happen again."


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