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My Favorite Bookstores

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message 1: by Karetchko (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Karetchko | 4 comments I haven't been to McIntyre's in a long time but I've always liked it. The staff recommendations are always particularly good. (I think that's really one of the things I like most about any bookstore--whether they have good recommendations.)

I almost always want to buy something when I go into the Regulator. Since they always have a lot of nonfiction stuff right where you first walk in, I often discover books I didn't know about.

I was telling a friend (in NYC)who's never been here that we have a used bookstore in our airport and she was impressed. I don't always find something I want to read there, but it's a cool feature in an otherwise-boring airport.

I'd probably go to Quail Ridge more often if it were closer...a former co-worker is apparently involved in their book groups.


message 2: by Betsy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:11PM) (new)

Betsy I love the Regulator too. Do you ever go to Nice Price Books? I almost always walk out with far too many books when I visit there.


message 3: by Karetchko (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:12PM) (new)

Karetchko | 4 comments I discovered that Nice Price Books in Carrboro will let me bring my dog in! So I've started going more often!


message 4: by Betsy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:13PM) (new)

Betsy I'm so glad to know that! Usually I run over to Nice Price Books in Durham on my lunch hour, and of course don't take the dog, but Friday I'm taking a vacation day and will be in Carrboro. Thanks for the tip!


message 5: by Ruby (new)

Ruby Hollyberry | 1 comments My two favorite bookstores are in Wilmington NC. I used to live there and hated it then, but it has improved some. I still wouldn't live there, though! It can be quite nice to visit.

Two Sisters Bookery is the nicest little independent bookstore I've ever known. I always find things there that I want that I didn't know I wanted. The ladies that run it aren't the original "sisters" but they are awesome folks.

Daughtry's/Old Books is kind of a sad story. For years and years every time I came in, the old man knew me, even if it had been months or a year since the last time. It was your quintessential used bookstore, piled up everywhere, extra low prices and then he'd give you a deal on top of it. He is finally gone. :( But a young family (papa, mama & baby) now run it and they've cleaned it up, moved across the street (Front St.) and put it a little coffee bar. Yum! Have only been there a couple times since it moved, but I love it in its new incarnation already. :)


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol (walkinglibrary) | 3 comments The Regulator!


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