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The Scrumptious Plate

The Scrumptious Plate cookbook club is a cookbook club for everyone--from foodies to beginners in the kitchen to experienced home cooks to culinary aficionados. We will cover a range of different types of cookbooks. Every month we will feature a new focus. These topics include Southern cuisine, healthy comfort food, cooking with herbs & spices, eating well on a budget, themed meals, and more...

Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316221900
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Voracious - October 22nd, 2013

Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from America's bestselling vegan cookbook author.
How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavorful and satisfying vegan meals from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less? It's easy!


The Scrumptious Plate

The Scrumptious Plate cookbook club is a cookbook club for everyone--from foodies to beginners in the kitchen to experienced home cooks to culinary aficionados. We will cover a range of different types of cookbooks. Every month we will feature a new focus. These topics include Southern cuisine, healthy comfort food, cooking with herbs & spices, eating well on a budget, themed meals, and more...

The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544809963
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 6th, 2018

One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Food Books of the Year

A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor


As an instructor at one of the world’s top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients.


The Scrumptious Plate

The Scrumptious Plate cookbook club is a cookbook club for everyone--from foodies to beginners in the kitchen to experienced home cooks to culinary aficionados. We will cover a range of different types of cookbooks. Every month we will feature a new focus. These topics include Southern cuisine, healthy comfort food, cooking with herbs & spices, eating well on a budget, themed meals, and more...

The Little Library Cookbook: 100 Recipes from Your Favorite Books Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454930129
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - April 10th, 2018

"What a joy this is for hungry readers everywhere: stylish, fun and clever. If there is comfort food, there is also comfort reading, and The Little Library Cookbook is it." --Bee Wilson
This enchanting collection of over 100 literary-themed recipes will delight booklovers.


The Scrumptious Plate

The Scrumptious Plate cookbook club is a cookbook club for everyone--from foodies to beginners in the kitchen to experienced home cooks to culinary aficionados. We will cover a range of different types of cookbooks. Every month we will feature a new focus. These topics include Southern cuisine, healthy comfort food, cooking with herbs & spices, eating well on a budget, themed meals, and more...

Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780470603093
Availability: Backordered
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 23rd, 2011

Comfort food made healthy, from New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger

In Comfort Food Fix, Ellie Krieger presents a healthier take on classic American comfort food—without sacrificing the comfort part.


Understanding the Middle East BC

Understanding The Middle East group meets on the third Monday of  the month at 7 p.m.  It has the purpose of exploring the rich culture of the Middle East through literature (poetry, fiction, memoirs).

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The Parisian Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148803
Availability: Coming soon - PRE-ORDER NOW!
Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence.


Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

WRBG provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation. Since launching in 2015, WRBG has steadily grown into a thriving online community of 109K passionate Instagram followers. Our goal is to showcase the universality of Black women through literature.

We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062693983
Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business days
Published: Dey Street Books - October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root

Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir


Singles BC

Singles Book Club meets the 3rd Saturday morning at 10 a.m.  New members are always welcome.

December 21 - Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Elegance of the Hedgehog Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. 


Open Discussion Project

The club's goal is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with different political viewpoints and to provide a space for civil discourse on controversial or divisive topics. There are several moderators whose viewpoints span the political spectrum: left, right and neutral. The book selections are also chosen to represent issues and viewpoints across the political spectrum.  The aim of each discussion is to promote understanding ... “Ah, now I understand how they can think that!” ... rather than convince anyone of a particular point of view.

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781620970072
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: New Press - June 7th, 2016

Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas.


Literary Pursuits BC

Literary Pursuits: Classics In-Store Book Club meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm at our store to discuss a literary classic, the author, and the book's importance. Listed below are some upcoming selections to give you an idea of material the club covers.  New members are always welcome. 

December 15:  Favorite Poems
 

Native Speaker Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573225311
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 1996

The debut novel from critically-acclaimed and New York Times–bestselling author of On Such a Full Sea.


Triangle Tolkienists Meetup

Join us at Quail Ridge Books for a discussion of Tolkien's study of Finn and Hengest. This work is connected to Beowulf so you might want to look that over as well; if you missed our earlier discussion of Beowulf this would be a great time to review it with us! We'll meet outside Quail Ridge Books and pick somewhere to eat while we talk.

Note: This book is out of print in the US, but the UK edition is still available. We will not have many copies in stock, so if you would like a copy, please place an order so that we can order the correct number.

Finn and Hengest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780261103559
Availability: Hard to find: allow 24 hours for information
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 8th, 1998

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