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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Katherine Applegate - with The One and Only Ivan"I am Ivan. I am a gorilla.... It's not as easy as it looks." Katherine Applegate not only received the 2013 Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan, she created a beloved modern children's classic.  We're thrilled to welcome her on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. with Ivan.  This brave, moving story is perfect for anyone who loves animals and has ever wondered what they think about their lives inside a cage.  Ages 9+. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Marcus SedgwickHe's the 2014 Printz Award recipient (Midwinterblood).  Now Marcus Sedgwick brings us his new novel, She Is Not Invisible, on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. In this thriller that challenges readers' understanding of the universe,  a blind girl leads the way on a transatlantic adventure. Obsession, family ties, and mystery weave to create a taut mystery.  Ages 12+. 

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30pm

Stone Barrington is back in Stuart Woods' extraordinary new adventure, Carnal Curiosity. This time out, Stone and his business partner investigate the world of the Manhattan elite. Join us Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. as Stuart Woods stops by to present the newest addition to his New York Times Bestselling Stone Barrington series. 


Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:30am
It's a Storytime with a twist.  We're hosting CarolinaKinder's Storytime, which celebrates German language and culture.  Stories and songs will be in German. They'll have games and crafts, too! For ages 3+.  CarolinaKinder presents a program here on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

Shelia P. Moses (The Legend of Buddy Bush, Joseph's Grace) returns Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. with The Sittin' Up. When his adopted grandfather, the last slave man around, dies in 1940, Bean is hurt, but excited to be included in his first sittin' up--a wake for the dead. Bean and his best friend face an unforgettable week, laced with humor. Ages 10+.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 7:30pm

Whether seen in movie theaters, VHS, or even DVD, Shirley Temple has had a major impact on many different ages and generations. UNC professor of History and American Studies, John Kasson, focuses on her impact on 1930s America in his book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America. This is a remarkable dual biography that tells us not only the story of Temple's brief reign over Hollywood, but also the story of an entire country enduring the Great Depression. Join us Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. as we remember the child star.


We're open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and the first Sunday of January (Inventory Day).

On the following holidays, we are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day, Easter Sunday,
Memorial Day (Monday), July 4, Christmas Eve, 
Day After Christmas
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