I – mc I ntyre’s Bookstore – Pittsboro, NC

WELCOME to the letter I and to this year’s theme: BOOKSHOPS

I’m an only child and have been known to bend a rule now and then. This is one of those times. I’m saving the letter M for Mystery Bookstores, but I have to write about McIntyre’s which is “down the road a piece” from Chapel Hill, NC. Therefore, I am playing down MC and playing up the letter I.  This is an amazing destination for book lovers…. as rewarding an experience as playing golf at Pinehurst, NC or sitting in the Dean Dome on UNC’s campus to watch a basketball game. Here is a staff who KNOWS books. Click Here: for a quick Video

In Fearrington Village, where McIntyre’s is located, you find a crown jewel situated in the countryside of Chatham County with a five-star inn, surrounding shops, gardens and the famous belted cows that look like saddle shoes. With your bag of books sitting at your feet, you can enjoy a meal under a pergola, the bees humming in the nepeta. This is peace.

Whenever I can visit McIntyre’s,  I always head to the room housing one of the best mystery selections available. Books in hand, I wander into the enchanting children’s section. But in my estimation,  I feel the heart of the store beats behind the counter where you will find Keebe Fitch, manager, and Pete Mock, the mystery expert, or Sarah Carr, the children’s guru. Here a running dialogue takes place, questions answered, books recommended, the love of a favorite author shared. This fabulous environment offers the camaraderie only book lovers share.

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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15 Responses to I – mc I ntyre’s Bookstore – Pittsboro, NC

  1. noelleg44 says:

    So nice for you to include McIntyre’s! I’ve had a reading there!

  2. trishafaye says:

    What a great book store! So inviting. I’m glad you bent the rules a bit so that this one got included!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Such a nice bookstore by the look of it – enough to make me ignore the ‘Mc’ too and let it in as an ‘I’!

  4. Those chairs look like they are waiting for me and a book.

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