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, July 31, 2014 - 7:30pm
What makes an individual attractive to the opposite sex? Does size matter? Why do we tend to "keep score" in our relationships? From perfume and cosmetics to online dating and therapy, our ultimate goal is to successfully connect with someone. So why is romance such an effort for humans, while animals have little trouble getting it right? Jennifer Verdolin, a specialist in animal behavior, compares the courtship rituals and mating behaviors of animals to their human equivalents in Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships, revealing the many and often surprising ways we are both similar to and different from other species. Join us Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 pm with Verdolin as we learn about the surprising similarities within the animal kingdom. 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
Save Rafe! by James PattersonSave Rafe! by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts is the new entry in the very popular Middle School series. Rafe's got a big challenge ahead of him if he wants to avoid being left back. You know he'd just LOVE an extra year of middle school! We're cheering Rafe on with a little party.  There will be food and surprises, thanks to James Patterson. (Note: this is not an author event.)  Ages 8+.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Saturday, August 2, 9:00am - noon
Book Publicity Boot Camp 
Publicist/journalist Bridgette A. Lacy will cover how to create an Author Press Kit, A Social Media Strategy for Your Book and How to Build an Audience
Cost: $75.00
Reserve a seat at Bridgettelacy@att.net
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 3:00pm

In the third Willie Black novel our flawed, ink-stained hero is back, a reporter who seems to do his best work when he’s chasing a story nobody else wants. Join us Sunday, August 3 at 3 pm as the North Carolina author of The Philadelphia Quarry, Howard Owen brings us Parker Field



Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:30pm

In light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, the Watergate scandal has taken on new significance. John Dean examines the infamous crime in The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened. Join us Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30 pm as the former White House counsel gives his first hand account of the events. Introduction by the Honorable Rufus Edmisten, former Secretary of State and Attorney General of NC.

(This event was previously listed as being at Meredith College but will be taking place at the bookstore.)

Receive a signing line ticket with the purchase from us of The Nixon Defense.  



Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
After cancer took his wife one night, Kevin McAteer woke up to his young daughter asking him to make her pancakes. In Daddy, Can You Make Me Pancakes?, we learn of this Raleigh family's journey through a young mother's battle with cancer and a father's need to continue on for his three children. Join us Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 pm as we welcome McAteer and learn the heartfelt story of this Raleigh family. 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Bull City Summer brings together a team of artists and documentarians around a season of minor league baseball to find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes. The Durham Bulls are one of the most popular and successful minor league baseball teams in the country, with more players being sent to the Majors than any other minor league team. To diversify the documentation of the 2013 season, guest artists Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Elizabeth Matheson, Leah Sobsey, Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas and Hiroshi Watanabe were invited to photograph the team in Durham. Editor Sam Stephenson, contributing writers Adam Sobsey and Howard Craft, and contributing photographer Leah Sobsey, join us Tuesday, August 12, 7:30 pm to present Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark


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