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From Sarah: One of the best things about being a local store is being able to carry North Carolina-related books and other items that you might not find elsewhere. Click the covers for more info and to purchase:

The Natural History of Raleigh by John Dancy-Jones ($15). A decade in the making, this 80-page book is published by Dancy-Jones's Paper Plant Press, with a unique hand-laid paper cover printed with block image and letterpress. It captures the best of what the author has learned and seen concerning Raleigh NC’s wonderful greenway system, parks and natural areas and includes a really interesting section on Lassiter Mill.



 2019 Calendar: North Carolina's Literary Luminaries and the Bookshops That Love Them.   Features all the writers that have been inducted into the North Carolina Hall of Fame plus 12 bookstores from Piedmont NC, including yours truly (we're the August pin-up!) It's a fun way to get to know the writers who have put our state on the literary map, from Thomas Wolfe to the latest inductees: Randall Kenan and Jill McCorkle. A unique local gift for newcomers and old-timers alike





 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.



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.




North Carolina food and drink fold out travel maps from Edia ($9.99 each). Click the titles to shop.

The Great N.C. BBQ Map: Track down 450+ barbecue joints on both sides of N.C.'s 'cue culture — from peppery Eastern whole-hog to tangy Piedmont shoulder, even the restaurants still cooking with wood. 2nd edition.

The Great N.C. Beer Map: With 348 locations spread across 296 breweries, find the exact NC brewery experience you’re looking for — from barrel aged brews to gluten free pints, food trucks to in-house kitchens, fit clubs to play areas for your kids. 2nd edition.

The Carolina Fried Chicken Map: Leads you to 300+ biscuits, sandwiches & fried chicken dishes, including two Carolina-original styles — Dipped & Calabash Fried. Edia's first project to include our sister state of South Carolina!

The Last One DVD coverWhat would it be like to be "the last" of your kind? Discover The Last One, a DVD ($22) created by Neil Hutcheson of NC State.  He focuses on Popcorn Sutton, Appalachian bootlegger, making a final run of product. We're one of the few places to carry it. 





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 / THIS IS THE LAST DAM RUN OF LIKKER I'LL EVER MAKE.




If you want to get really local, we're excited that, after 34 years, we've finally gotten Quail Ridge Books themed t-shirts and mugs! The t-shirts come in five different styles and the mugs in four. Our gift buyer, Samantha, did a great job working with local company Bay 6 to design and print these. We have lots of other interesting books and gift items celebrating North Carolina. Shopping Local has never been more fun!



Raleigh:: North Carolina's Capital City on Postcards (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738568720
Availability: Ships from warehouse to store in 1-5 business days
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 6th, 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 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.

Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durham Cover Image
By Dusty Wescott (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Kenneth Peters (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9781596523388
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Turner - May 1st, 2007

From the home of the City of Oaks in Raleigh and the state's capitol, to the Bull City in Durham, Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durham is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives.

27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry Cover Image
By Wilton Barnhardt (Introduction by), Margaret Maron (Contribution by), Peggy Payne (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780983247555
Availability: On our shelves
(PLEASE NOTE: This book cannot be returned!)
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 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467100632
Availability: On our shelves
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 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. With a selection of fine historic images from their best-selling Historic Photos of Raleigh-Durham, Dusty Wescott and Kenneth E.