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 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Ann B. Ross, a bookstore favorite, returns with the latest in her Miss Julia series. In Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover, Miss Julia masterminds a transformation of the rude and unkempt Trixie. Join us Wednesday, April 16 at noon for a lunchtime visit with the bestselling author. Bring your lunch, or pre-order our $10 box lunch by April 14.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

It's the night of the Jennys (or is that Jennies?) when two strong authors of realistic teen fiction join us on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m.  Jenny Han shares To All the Boys I've Loved Before - what if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?  Jenny Hubbard brings us And We Stay, a gentle, smart and powerful book about a suicide's aftermath told in wonderful verse and prose.  For ages 12+.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Join us for a special reading by members of the Carolina African American Writers Collective on Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Raina J. Leon, Sheila Smith McKoy, and Lenard D. Moore stop by to present new work from diverse perspectives, channeling voice, color, and song. Theirs are works steeped in history, inflamed by the present, and inspired by the future. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
Tad HillsYes, it's Easter, and we have a special holiday program! Author and illustrator Tad Hills returns with Duck and Goose Go to the Beach. Aren't cute ducks part of Easter tradition, too? The lovable feathered duo also have an Easter board book, Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny. You may also know Tad as the creator of the wonderful Rocket picture books – you have to love a puppy who's learning to read! Ages 3+.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
Without doubt, our most popular guest speaker, Maestro Grant Llewellyn, Music Director for the North Carolina Symphony, will talk with us about his choice of the Mahler 3rd for the finale of this season's Classical Series. Come along Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. to hear from Maestro. This event is co-sponsored by The Classical Station WCPE
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+. 


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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