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

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, July 26, 2:00 pm 
Home Grown: Quail Ridge Books & Music Celebrates Locally-Published Authors 
A reading and signing featuring local authors: 
  • J. DANIEL DAY, Seeking the Face of God: Evangelical Worship Reconceived 
  • LLOYD GRIFFITH, Trust the Wildness: A Trail Guide for Your Spiritual Journey 
  • TROUPE NOONAN, Tennis in North Carolina 
  • JUNE PEACOCK, Window in the Wall 
  • SYLVIA PERKINS, My Mother’s Restaurant 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
The Sisters in Crime Inc. are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and support of women who write mysteries. Now they have produced a collection called Carolina Crimes: 19 Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing. Nineteen members of Sisters in Crime living in the Carolinas serve up stories around the universal themes of lust, love, and longing, and the criminal consequences of thwarting these human desires. Some stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are evilly dark, but each packs a delicious read. Editor Karen Pullen and contributing Sisters join us Sunday, July 27 at 2 pm.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 7:30pm
It's a story often overlooked in history class but acclaimed military reporter, Ed Offley, makes sure it is told in The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War  II to America. A gripping tale of heroism and sacrifice, The Burning Shore leads readers into a little-known theater of World War II, where Hitler's U-boats came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic before American sailors and airmen could finally drive them away. He is here Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 pm to share the insightful reminder that World War II was not only fought on far-off foreign lands and seas, but close to home as well.
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. 

(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.  




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