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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!


Steve Cavanagh has done it again. 3 novels, 3 pulse pounding page-turners that will keep you up all night reading, with his latest, TH1RT3EN, maybe being the best of the lot. Eddie Flynn returns and works his grifter’s magic in the courtroom as he defends his client from the crimes of an anonymous somebody very close to the trial itself. Eddie has his suspicions but how to prove...

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The Darwin Affair

Take a Shakespeare spouting detective, hot on the heels of a hired killer hunting Prince Albert, add a little Dickens, a dash of Darwin, and what do you get? A highly entertaining romp through early era Victorian England that you can’t put down, that’s what! From page one I was trapped and I didn’t care, the pages almost turning by themselves, because this is one of those books that is...

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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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