Did you know that Quail Ridge Books & Music provides books for author events held outside the store?
Book sales outside our store provide another service to individuals and organizations in the community by offering fundraising opportunities. We have sold books at author-signing parties in private homes, in churches, and at many other venues. We have even sold books at restaurants, theater performances and comedy shows! Each out-of-store sale is different.
Quail Ridge Books & Music provides books and the necessary sales equipment to sell them - cash box, bags, table-top signs, credit card imprinters or (for customers with access to a smartphone) Square readers for quick and easy credit card processing. Although we have occasionally sent staff to handle a sale, most groups prefer to sell books themselves and earn a 20% commission on the sales total before tax.
If you are giving a party for a friend who has a book coming out, or if your business, school or organization is sponsoring a speaker who's written a recent book, contact our outside sales coordinator, Vicki Breeden, at (919) 828-8777 or at email@example.com - the earlier the better - and we'll make every effort to accommodate your needs. We look forward to adding to the success of your event.
And, of course, if you want a signed or personalized book by one of the authors, just contact us! (If ordering withing 48 hours of the event, please call rather than ordering online.)
Saturday, February 15 @ 10 a.m.Rashid Khalidi – BROKERS OF DECEIT: HOW THE U.S. HAS UNDERMINED PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
NC State University, Withers Hall
Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, will deliver a lecture on “The Future of the Middle East: The Historical Context” for NC State University's History Weekend at 10 a.m. History Weekend will take place Friday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 15, and all events will be held in Withers Hall 232A. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For a schedule of events and to register, visit http://history.ncsu.edu/historyweekend.
Wednesday, February 19 @ 7:30 p.m.Kevin Barry – DARK LIES THE ISLAND
NC State University, Caldwell Hall Lounge
Irish novelist and short-story writer Kevin Barry, author of the dystopian novel City of Bohane and the short-story collections There are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies the Island, will kick-off the 2014 Spring NCSU Owens-Walters Reading Series. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visithttp://english.chass.ncsu.edu/creativewriting/readings.php
Friday, February 21 @ 6:15 p.m.Debbie Moose – FAN FARE
Whisk Quality Kitchenware, Cary
Popular Raleigh food writer and cookbook author Debbie Moose will help you devise a winning menu for all your sports fans. Learn four crowd pleasing recipes that are guaranteed to score. Wine and NC beer included. The cost of the class is $49. For more information and to register, visit https://www.whiskcarolina.com/cooking-classes
Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:30 p.m.William Conescu – KARA WAS HERE
Norris Theatre, Louisburg College, Louisburg
Louisburg College is pleased to announce William Conescu as the next reader in the A L Wright Reading Series. The reading will take place February 25 in the Norris Theatre at 7:30 pm. He is the author of the novels Kara Was Here and Being Written, and his short stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, and other publications. For more information, visit http://www.louisburg.edu/news/conescu.html