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

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, Reza Aslan, will be joining us to present the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Named one of the best books of the year by multiple publications such as: Good Housekeeping, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Bookish, Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission. Join us Monday, September 15 at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
Tommy HaysWhat I Came to Tell You offers a true-to-life quest by a boy seeking solace and forgiveness.  Set in Asheville, this is a touching story of love, grief, and finding comfort in unexpected ways.  Tommy Hays visits on Tuesday, September 16, at 7 p.m.   “Hays’ story is filled with touching honesty and youthful wisdom, all of which help undergird Grover’s own discovery of the healing power of family, love, and art.” —Booklist.  New in paperback (in September), for ages 10+. 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, Katy Simpson Smith's incandescent debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea, follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love. She joins us Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm to share the story of love between parent and child, the devastation of love lost, and the lonely paths we travel in the name of renewal.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
We are big Savor the South fans here at QRB so we are excited about the two new Savor the South cookbooks! New and Observer food writer and author Debbie Moose will present her yummy addition, Southern Holidays and owner of Farmer’s Daughter, April McGreger, will visit us with Sweet Potatoes. There will, of course, be samples. Make sure to stop by Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 pm to learn some new recipes and try out some yummy dishes. 
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Peter Diamond and his team are assigned to investigate a murder over a large slab of carved stone up for auction. As Diamond’s leads take him to Chaucer’s house in Somerset, his intrepid colleague Ingeborg goes undercover to try to track down the source of the fatal handgun used in the murder. Peter Lovesey tells this story in the 14th novel in his Peter Diamond series, The Stone Wife. Join us Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm for what the Wall Street Journal calls, "a perfectly realized murder mystery."


Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
Did you know that James Brown was once offered over ten million dollars to convert to a certain religion? If you think you know the soul truth about James Brown, think again! His son, Daryl Brown, among others, sets the record straight in his new tell-all about the Godfather of Soul, My Father the Godfather. Join us Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 pm for this special, and sure to be soulful, event.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet--one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats--which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why. They join us Sunday, Septemer 21 at 3 pm with Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High Fat Diet, a follow-up to their own Cholesterol Clarity.


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