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

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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Kwame Alexander Mystery, sports, and fable; prose and poetry - these authors have every interest covered!  We welcome three talented authors on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with their novels for ages 9+:
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Two strangers meet on a windswept car lot in West Texas. Marcus is fleeing the disastrous fallout of chasing a lifelong dream; Maria is returning to the hometown she fled years ago, to make amends. They begin to argue over the car that they both desperately want--a low-slung sky-blue twenty-year-old Buick Electra. Author of The Watery Part of the World, Michael Parker will be with us to share this story in his novel, All I Have In This World. Join us May 1 at 7:30 p.m. to learn what becomes of the two strangers...and the car. 


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