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Ready Readers!

This April let's sow the seeds of reading! Did you know that reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success? Please help support student literacy in Chatham County by participating in McIntyre's Books Ready Readers program. This spring we are focusing on making sure all rising 3rd graders at Chatham County Schools receive a...



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Early Readers

Watching little ones as they crack the code and become readers is an amazing thing. Finding books to match their still developing skills, while maintaining enthusiasm can be a challenge! When shopping for books for the newest readers in your house, look for these characteristics: Illustrations or photos that closely match the words – Children should be able to identify most unknown words...



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Beltie Mystery Prize – Gold Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Gattis and his novel Safe, the winner of the inaugural Beltie Mystery Prize for Crime Fiction. After much internal back and forth due to the quality of the titles in the running I finally selected Safe because of my initial gut reaction which was “Whoa, this is something else!” I remember coming into the store the next morning gushing about this...



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What’s Cooking: 15 Minute Vegan

After a few too many culinary excesses over the holidays, I snagged a copy of Katy Beskow’s slim, approachable 15 Minute Vegan: Fast, Modern Vegan Cooking. The promise: 100 new recipes that can be made “in mere moments.” I am in. I’ve been a vegetarian since my senior year of high school, and have been on the hunt for meatless recipes for a few decades now. My grain-and-two-veg...



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McFebruary

It’s a fantastic time to be a kid at McIntyre’s this month! We’ve got two stellar events planned that are not to be missed. Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to 4pm: Whirlikids Bookfest Our first annual book festival for kids at all reading levels, ages 3 and up! Join us in the barn for this free event featuring authors and illustrators from North Carolina and across the country-...



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Whirlikids Book Festival

Where can you find spies, robots, groundhogs, hamster princesses and other magical creatures? At Fearrington! This weekend!! Visit our first annual Whirlikids Bookfest at McIntyre’s Books and The Fearrington Barn on Saturday February 3rd. We’ll be there from 10am to 4pm with authors and illustrators from North Carolina and from across the country for book readings, signings and...



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And Then There Were Three

The Beltie Mystery Award is one step closer to it’s fateful conclusion today with the announcement of the prize’s shortlist. And it’s definitely a list to die for! Our mystery guru in residence, Pete Mock, devours an approximate 100 mystery books a year, and he has painfully winnowed his top picks of 2017 down to just three. As a reminder, the long list of nominees were: James...



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McJanuary

We made it, y’all -- 2018! Still waiting on our jetpacks, but we’re in the FUTURE. Happy New Year! Here are all the bookish things happening this month. First of all, if you’ve been wondering how to start a book club for your littles, we’ve got you covered! Join our fabulous Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah Carr for this event: Saturday, January 6th at 4pm: Children’s Book Club...



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The Beltie Mystery Prize

McIntyre's Books is proud to present the 1st annual “Beltie Mystery Prize” for the best in Mystery Fiction, as chosen by Pete Mock, sole judge and jury, after a good year of reading. Why now, you might ask, start a prize when it might get lost among the plethora of other prizes lining up bumper to bumper along the literary highway? Well, I’ll tell why. 1) Because it was suggested to...



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Old School

Hey Hep Cats and Daddy-O’s. We’ve got the neat-o old school games for your little ankle-biters. These toys are swell - and they don’t even have screens! Come cast an eyeball on our kickin’ selection of analog goodness: See n’ Say: The Farmer Says, the Chatter Telephone, the Music Box Teaching Clock, kaleidoscopes, the Cat’s Cradle kits, playing cards, tinker toys, puzzles,...



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