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

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+. 

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. 


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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