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Since 1989, McIntyre's has been known for being one of the most celebrated independent bookstores in the South, offering a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, including sections on children's books, gardening, mysteries, and North Carolina authors. Discover upcoming author events, what's new in the bookstore, and so much more!

mcintyres books turns 30

Happy Birthday McIntyre’s!

On National Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27th, McIntyre’s Books turns 30 years old and is celebrating with cake, prosecco, live music, readings, and giveaways throughout the day. At 11am, McIntyre’s will host a dual reading with Belle Boggs, with her new novel The Gulf, and Therese Anne Fowler, with her novel, A Well-Behaved Woman. At 4pm, we’ll cut the birthday cake and Mr....



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2019 beltie prize winner james anderson

The 2019 Beltie Prize for Best Mystery Goes To….

The 2019 Beltie Prize for best mystery goes to James Anderson for his superb novel, Lullaby Road. Why? You may ask. Well, I dare you to read up to the top of page 5 and want to stop. And it only gets better from there. This is not only a story of community, but also the redemptive qualities of community. Lullaby Road, in some ways, is like the island of misfit children....



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The Second Annual Beltie Mystery Prize and An Intro to Pete Mock

The second annual Beltie Mystery Prize is down to the final three! What is the Beltie Mystery Prize you might ask? It's an award given to the best mystery book of the year as chosen by Pete Mock, our Mystery Guru. We thought that given his prestigious status as Guru you might like to know a bit more about him. Read on for an introduction. But first, Pete's top finalists are: The Witch...



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Supporting Reindeer Readers

Last holiday season, McIntyre's Books shared holiday cheer with Chatham County students through their Reindeer Reader program, gifting more than 1,200 kindergarten and first grade students in Chatham County with a book to take home over the holidays. Generous sponsors of the program gifted $40 donations to purchase books for a classroom of kindergarten and first-grade students. This year, the...



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Lynne Hinton, Cara Black and more

Dear Gentle Reader, July is around the corner, and we wanted to give you a heads up for the entire month of what will be happening around McIntyre’s. Before we hand over June’s baton, though, we are ending the month with two very strong events this weekend.   Saturday, June 30 at 11am Liese O’Halloran Schwarz, The Possible World A richly compelling and deeply moving...



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Yoga Frog, Renée Ahdieh and more

Dear Gentle Reader, A big weekend coming up for the younger set. Middle grade book clubs, yoga for the young’uns, and a young adult discussion. Looking forward to a fun time and will cap the weekend off with our monthly NC Poetry Society reading! We are at the ready to help navigate your summer reading lists for you and your favorite camper, so pop in this weekend. Thursday, June 21st...



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Andrew Lawler, Virginia Willis and more

Dear Gentle Reader, School is out for most students this week. We want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to our Ready Readers campaign to get books into the hands of rising third graders. The books have been delivered to schools and in the hands of their intended recipients! It is so important to keep your kids engaged with reading over the summer. Have kids going off to camp?...



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Storytimes, David Sedaris and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Volunteer Wrappers Needed! Come by McIntyre's on Friday, May 25th from 11am-1pm to help package up our Ready Readers books for Chatham County students. No sign-up necessary--just drop by for some fun and camaraderie. And a hearty thank you to all who donated to our Ready Readers project where we give to every rising third grader in the Chatham County public schools a book...



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David Sedaris, Stacy McAnulty and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Hello summer! We kick off June with not a splash, but rather a cannonball. Friday night David Sedaris visits McIntyre’s for the first time. With several fans among our staff, we have read Calypso and LOVED it. Friday night promises to be fabulous. While his event in the barn is very nearly sold out - you can come get in line after the event (around 7:30pm) and...



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Kevin Powers, Paula McLain and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Sarah, Johanna and Anna have been working overtime to get their kids’ line up ready for summer. They have a writing workshop, book clubs, and other cool events lined up. So much to tell you about that we will be sending out a separate newsletter with all the deets, so stay tuned! Last call for Ready Readers. We are moving full speed ahead with our plans to give each...



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