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North Carolina gift ideas

One of our favorite parts of being a local store is being able to carry North Carolina-related books and other items that you might not find elsewhere - please check out our North Carolina teas and chocolates not featured on our website the next time you're in the area!
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The Art of the State by Liza Roberts ($60) aptly subtitled "Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina," takes readers on a whirlwind tour of art and artists across the state. From blown glass to pottery, sculpture to painting, quilting to mixed media - the range is as stunning as the curated items. The entries feature beautiful photographs of the artists behind the artwork.



Step It Up and Go

Step It Up and Go by David Menconi ($30) is an ambitious accounting of North Carolina music from the 1920s to the present. From performers all but lost to history to stadium-filling phenomenons, North Carolina's popular music scene makes for amazing (and nostalgic) reading in the hands of music critic David Menconi.


You Are The River: Literature Inspired by the North Carolina Museum of Art edited by Helena Feder ($25) is a delight for the eyes. North Carolina writers contributed essays, poems, and short stories written in conversation with art pieces from the museum's permanent collection, reproduced on the facing page.


For Raleigh explorers, the travel-ready paperback 100 Things to Do in Raleigh Before You Die by Alli Hurley ($17) makes an excellent companion. From well-known can't-miss festivals to the city's hidden treasures, there's plenty to see and do within these pages.

100 Things to Do in Raleigh Before You Die

The Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton by Neal Hutcheson ($40) is the story behind the world's most  recognizable moonshiner. He embraced Appalachian tradition, which put him at odds with  contemporary American life and the law, but was a great self-promoter, the equal of a modern-day marketer. This is the full story of the man behind the legend revealed in personal interviews, great  pictures, and vital historical context. 





Good Walks by Lee Pace ($40) is a beautiful book that celebrates the tradition and variety of golf  across the Carolinas and features eighteen beloved courses as experienced by the walking golfer. This  book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy the best of what golf has to offer. 




 Malone's New Literary Map of N.C. ($15). A revised printing of this iconic map, first issued in 1990. The reprinting adds over 30 new authors, updates biographical information and literary awards, and inserts a number of pieces of new artwork. It continues to be the only full-scale N.C. literary map. Hand-colored, it shows the boundaries of all 100 of North Carolina’s counties and locates writers either in the counties in which they were born, the places they spent most of their careers, or significant locales with which their writing is associated. Also included are writers from outside North Carolina who have authored important books with settings in the state, as well as some writers who spent a portion of their careers in North Carolina but were born elsewhere or later moved elsewhere. (Please note: maps are not eligible for media mail shipping.)


Raleigh architect Frank Harmon's lovely Native Places ($24.95) is a collection of sixty-four watercolor sketches paired with essays about architecture, landscape, everyday objects, and nature.




Hell of a Life DVD cover Popcorn Sutton: A Hell of a Life (DVD $25). An acclaimed documentary offering an uncensored view of outlaw and master moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, from humble Appalachian roots to folk hero finish. Filmed in North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, from 2000 until Sutton’s death in 2009, A Hell of a Life is an unforgettable portrait of the last great moonshiner. A film from the Emmy Award winning producer of the PBS special The Last One and the cult classic The Last Run.


Raleigh: North Carolina's Capital City on Postcards (Images of America) By Norman D. Anderson, B. T. Fowler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738568720
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 1st, 1996

Raleigh: North Carolina's Capital City on Postcards contains more than two hundred postcard images, which together capture much of what life was like in the City of Oaks and its neighbors in Wake County during the first half of the twentieth century.

Historic Raleigh (Images of America) By Jennifer A. Kulikowski, Kenneth E. Peters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738514406
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 3rd, 2002

As one of the few planned state capitals, Raleigh, North Carolina has experienced tremendous growth since its creation. Historic Raleigh traces the city's transformation.

27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry By Wilton Barnhardt (Introduction by), Margaret Maron (Contribution by), Peggy Payne (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Wilton Barnhardt (Introduction by), Margaret Maron (Contribution by), Peggy Payne (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780983247555
Availability: On our shelves
(NOTE: This book cannot be returned and may not be eligible for discounts.)
Published: Eno Publishers - September 13th, 2013

Eno Publishers builds on its successful 27 Views series 27 Views of Durham(2012); 27 Views of Hillsborough (2010); 27 Views of Chapel Hill (2011); 27 Views of Asheville (2012) by showcasing the literary community of Raleigh, North Carolina, in 27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry.

Legendary Locals of Raleigh, North Carolina By Stormi Souter, Elizabeth Weichel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467100632
Published: Legendary Locals - August 26th, 2013

Legendary Locals of Raleigh seeks to capture the essence of the city by highlighting many of the individuals who have contributed to its development: people like the first resident, Joel Lane, who sold North Carolina the land to establish Raleigh in 1792; James H.

Remembering Raleigh By Dusty Wescott (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Kenneth E. Peters (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Dusty Wescott (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Kenneth E. Peters (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9781683368762
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Turner - May 24th, 2010

By the late nineteenth century, the city of Raleigh was a vibrant cultural center of the Southeast. Through changing fortunes, the city has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens.

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