Q – Quail Ridge Books – Raleigh, NC

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

4209 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, North Carolina
Call (919) 828-1588
North Hills is a mixed-use development located in midtown Raleigh, NC  that includes stores, restaurants, entertainment, commercial offices, residential living and a continuing care retirement community. The Commons area frequently features live concerts, festivals, and a farmers’ market. It’s a fabulous destination if for no other reason than a great bookstore – Quail Ridge Books – A  new location for a store that is a mecca for avid readers that count on a discerning selection of books across the spectrum. You can count on a staff that knows its books. My latest visit exceeded any book budget  I may have gone in with.  There was my list and then the books recommended to me by a staffer that said,  “If you like this author, you will like…….” I love Quail Ridge Books!

I’d also recommend a restaurant, Coquette,   a few blocks away that tops off a wonderful bookstore experience. In great weather, the floor to ceiling doors are opened and the view of the towering downtown buildings loom on the horizon.  With a bag of books at my feet, the view, and menu, I am transported to a cosmopolitan state of mind not to be missed.

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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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8 Responses to Q – Quail Ridge Books – Raleigh, NC

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    It is so cool how the outside of the store does not at all make you think the inside would be so interesting.

    • They have done a great job with the interior design. When they have readings etc. they can move the shelving on wheels to make space. The best part of the store, however, is a great selection of books and knowledgeable people who are on hand to help.

  2. trishafaye says:

    Was it hard finding a Q bookstore?

  3. patsypridgen says:

    What a great selection for the letter Q, Stepheny. Love the C.S. Lewis quote on the banner in one of your pictures, too.

  4. This looks like another wonderful place to spend some time. I’m going to NC in May. I’ll try to add this to my itinerary.

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