Quail Ridge Books – Raleigh’s community bookstore – has re-opened in North Hills shopping center after relocating from Ridgewood shopping center off Wade Avenue. where it resided for nearly 20 years. The new North Hills location offers 7,530 square feet in the Lassiter District. Quail Ridge Books is Raleigh’s longest-surviving independent bookstore and a true hallmark for area book lovers.
In the new two-story space you’ll find rows and rows of every kind of book you can imagine, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, and a fun life-size tree in the children’s section. The warm and cozy neighborhood feel makes you want to curl up with a good book and stay all day!
Quail Ridge Books was founded by Nancy Olson in 1984. Olson later sold the store to Lisa Poole in 2013. Olson said she opened Quail Ridge Books because she couldn’t find a bookstore she liked when she moved to Raleigh. Since opening, the store has nurtured scores of North Carolina writers, including Lee Smith, Kaye Gibbons and Jill McCorkle. It has also attracted celebrities such as former President Jimmy Carter and radio host Garrison Keillor for book readings and signings.
The store has won multiple awards including Publisher’s Weekly Bookseller of the year, The Pannell Award for Excellence in Children’s Bookselling, and The Haslam Award for Excellence in Bookselling. Quail Ridge hosts about 250 author events a year, offers a Reader’s Club, children’s story time, teen events, book clubs, and much more.
One of my favorite parts is that specialize in southern fiction – my favorite kind!
Be sure to stop by Quail Ridge Books at 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road (Raleigh, 27609) and check out all that they have to offer. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Learn more at QuailRidgeBooks.com or 919-828-1588.