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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Music has always been an important past time for the South. Tim and Denise Duffy join us to present, We Are the Music Makers: Preserving the Soul of America's Music. This special piece features over 65 photographs of southern traditional musicians along with their stories and songs. The Duffys are the founders of Music Maker Relief Foundation, based in Hillsborough, and celebrating its 20th anniversary. It works to sustain roots music by partnering with the artists who make it. John Dee Holeman will perform. Join us Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm for this special event.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
From critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author, Jason Mott, comes a spellbinding tale of love, sacrifice and the power of miracles. In The Wonder of All Things, Ava has a unique gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until a public tragedy, her gift was a secret. But now the whole world knows, and suddenly Ava is thrust into the spotlight. Join us Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30 pm for this unique story. 
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. Reception: Mingle with authors and friends. Enjoy refreshments. Enter drawing for books and gift cards.  Music by Bruce Emery.
2:00 p.m. Our owner, Lisa Poole, hosts a tribute to Nancy Olson with special guests. Stay tuned!
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.


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