This week on our virtual road trip, we’re visiting Quail Ridge Books just up the road in Raleigh, NC. Since 1984, Quail Ridge has served readers across the Triangle and beyond with its thoughtful selection of books, author events, and book clubs, as well as a sumptuous rack of literary magazines! Their knowledgeable and friendly staff is always eager to help customers.
Helen Stewart, who generously answered our questions, has been the floor manager at Quail Ridge Books & Music for an impressive twenty years. As she reminded us, “What other job would have given me the chance to meet Jimmy Carter, Madeleine Albright, Rick Atkinson, Rick Bragg, and Pat Conroy!”
Quail Ridge’s author portrait gallery, a.k.a. their famous bathroom
What are some of the qualities that make Quail Ridge unique?
We have been in business for thirty-one years. We have a big atlas case of award-winning books with current and past winners of all major book awards—Pulitzer, Nobel, NBA, Edgar, etc. It’s near the front of the store. We keep the current winners as well as the past winners in stock. And we have a fireplace! And big comfortable chairs!Continue Reading