Open Monday–Saturday, 9 am 9 pm; Sundays 10 am 6 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22
From Sarah:

Happy Thanksgiving! We are continuing our tradition of offering your Readers' Club discount to any out of town guests who are visiting you over the holidays (or anytime).  As a small, locally owned business, it's tough to compete with Black Friday deals. That's why we are grateful for the creation and growing popularity of "Small Business Saturday". First, it gives us an opportunity to offer you a fun day on a weekend where we might normally get lost in the hustle and hype of the bigger stores. We'll have refreshments, give-aways, and fun programs for all ages (see below for details) and we're stocked with our best merchandise of the year, ready to help you pick out the best books and gifts (including some lovely new locally-printed QRB t-shirts and mugs). It also gives us the chance to remind you that your dollars spent locally do so much to further the growth of our community and insure that the individuality and diversity of unique local businesses can continue. So thank you for remembering us and other small businesses--Saturday and everyday. Whether or not you're in the Readers' Club, you and yours can come browse and enjoy a peaceful, literary retreat from the hectic big-box holiday shopping. Thank you for Shopping Local because it does matter!

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From Anne: In the novel We All Love the Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx (Grand Central $26), the lives of an upper class Canadian family are changed forever in one night. Mia and Michael learn that their business partner has swindled them, and meanwhile their son Fin goes to a party, passes out in the snow and loses his hand to frostbite. This is a tough, emotional story of how people react to loss and hardship and how they go about coping and putting their lives back together.
From Mamie: I don’t read any Stephen King now, but his story collections Different Seasons and The Bachman Books remain some of the most memorable reading I’ve ever done. I was reminded of what was so compelling about the King short stories when I read the collection Friday Black (Mariner $14.99) by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. People are pawns, forced to behave in humiliating ways for entertainment or financial gain. The state of race relations is a recurrent theme. One of the most haunting of the stories is "The Lion and the Spider," which weaves an African fable into the story line. I’m hopeful we’ll be seeing more of this very talented young writer.
From Kaley: The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals by Maia Toll (Storey $19.95). Toll begins her book by comparing an herbiary to a bestiary: both are fantastic, imaginative works, not intended to be used as scientific texts. That describes this whimsical book perfectly, with its fanciful descriptions of each plant as an anthropomorphized character and rituals and reflections that relate to the plants' properties. This book is excellent on the strength of its pictures alone. Every page is stunningly illustrated with unique interpretations of each plant. The included oracle cards are a beautiful bonus.

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New Augtographed Books
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New in Paperback
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Tune into QRB's new Bookin' Podcast with Jason Jefferies
Join QRB Marketing Manager, Jason Jefferies, as he interviews authors of the moment about their new books. Recently Jason sat down with Ben Fountain to discuss Beautiful Country Burn Again , and with David Grann , author of The White Darkness .

To hear those, as well as future Bookin' Podcasts, visit .
Bishop Michael Curry discusses his new book The Power of Love with WRAL anchor David Crabtree
At St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh
December 17, 7:00 PM

This event was previously set to occur at the store. We have partnered with St. Michael's Episcopal Church who have graciously offered their beautiful sanctuary for the event, which will allow us to accommodate many more people. For those who have already pre-purchased The Power of Love , you are welcome to pick up your book(s) and ticket(s) in the store by Dec. 16, or you may pick up at the event. If you would like to attend this event, you'll receive a ticket for one reserved seat and the signing line with QRB purchase of The Power of Love , while seats last.

Bishop Curry is the head of the Episcopal Church, and was previously bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He gained worldwide attention when he delivered the sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Check out QRB's new website design!

We've updated our pages with a bold new look, and have updated our menus. Shopping online has never been easier! Visit .
The Angel Tree is up in the store with tags for children in the area who could benefit from the gift of a book. We support multiple local agencies—choose a tag and a book to donate, purchase it at a 20% discount, and we'll see that it's giftwrapped and delivered. Monetary donations to the Angel Tree are accepted too.
NC Bookwatch on UNC-TV , with host D.G. Martin, airs on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. This week, D.G.'s guest is guest is Charlie Lovett with his novel, The Lost Book of the Grail . Find the full cable schedule and a link to watch online here .
Upcoming Events at Quail Ridge Books
Get all the details here .
NOVEMBER 24, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • We'll help you pick out the best books and gifts for everyone on your list. Free giftwrapping!
  • Activities all day long for kids and grownups.
  • Win free bags of books in hourly drawings.
  • Delicious home-baked cookies served all day.
  • Literary Trivia contest in the evening!
Saturday, Nov. 24, 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Sheri Castle, Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®
Meet and Greet

This cookbook is filled with stunning photography and Sheri's famous go-to tips and hints. Fresh takes and new techniques for timeless Southern flavors can be one-button easy. Sheri will answer your questions, talk about cooking and sign books. She is a Chapel Hill-based, award-winning food writer, cook, recipe developer, and cooking teacher.
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2:00 PM
A Joyful Chanukah Concert With MISHPACHA!

It's a Quail Ridge tradition! Join us for a joyful family Chanukah concert from local band, Mishpacha (Hebrew for family). Their music is influenced by folk, rock, blues, jazz, flamenco, klezmer, and classical. The band's members are Bonnie Nichols , Gale Touger , Susan Reinhard (ret.), Dr. Steve Katz , and Roger Friedensen . Their CD will be available.
Monday, Nov. 26, 7:00 PM
GENE R. NICHOL, The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

Since 2012, Nichol has traveled the length of North Carolina, conducting hundreds of interviews with poor people and those working to alleviate the worst of their circumstances. Their voices challenge all of us to see what is too often invisible, to look past partisan divides and preconceived notions, and to seek change.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:00 PM
JOHNNY RAY MOORE, Anthill For Sale

Moore is an accomplished poet and children’s author. Based on his own life, this story for children is about an ant named Alvin and his wife who put their beloved anthill up for sale. But with each new prospective buyer, Alvin grows more reluctant to sell. With beautiful illustrations by Zuzana Svobodova and Moore’s light rhythmic prose, it’s as fun to hear as it is to read.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:00 PM
A Three Pines Party to Celebrate Louise Penny's new Inspector Gamache Mystery - Preorder Yours Now!

We love Chief Inspector Gamache and his creator Louise Penny! Join us and your fellow Gamache fans for an informal gathering to talk about your favorite characters; try your hand at Three Pines trivia; enjoy some refreshments and pick up your copy of the latest episode, Kingdom of the Blind , due Nov. 27. Please RSVP to .
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:00 PM
JOHN FEINSTEIN, Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League

Sportswriting legend Feinstein dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL. He explores the stories of five top quarterbacks, taking readers inside their unique experiences of playing the position and holding the keys to their multibillion-dollar teams.

Seats will be available for the public without any purchase required. But if you'd like a reserved seat and priority signing line ticket, you can pre-purchase here .
Friday, Dec. 1, 1:00 PM
ART CHANSKY, Blue Blood II: Duke-Carolina
Meet and Greet

Here's a second chance to meet Art Chansky and get a great gift for all the basketball fans in your life. Thirteen years after Blue Blood was published, Art revisits what ESPN's Dick Vitale called "the greatest rivalry, not just in college basketball, but in all of sports." Blue Blood II looks at the more recent on-and-off-the-court dramas, challenges, and triumphs of Duke versus UNC. Art will sign and personalize copies of the book.
Book Clubs and Groups - Everyone Welcome!