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Blue Ridge Books

Blue Ridge Books was established in 2007 and is Waynesville’s only independent bookstore specializing new books. We carry fiction, non-fiction, regional books, children’s books, a large selection of magazines and newspapers, and unique greeting cards. We are happy to special order books that we don’t have in stock at no additional cost. We enjoy hosting authors for weekend events. We also work with schools to supply students and teachers with their reading needs.

Online inventory does not reflect our actual store inventory

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Meet Mary Alice Monroe

Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 pm

The Summer's End--Book 3 in the Lowcountry Summer Trilogy

In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between three half sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. 

Mary Alice Monroe's efforts to re-connect human nature with the natural world resonate with her readers. Monroe is a bestselling author of sixteen novels and two children's books.  She has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA.  She has received numerous awards, including RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Festival of the Book.  The Butterfly’s Daughter won the International Book Award for Green Fiction. Mary Alice is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Volunteers for Literacy.  She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events.  Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and online blogs.



Coming Soon!  Used Books at Blue Ridge Books

Beginning July 1, 2015, Blue Ridge Books will begin selling used books in addition to its current selection of new books, magazines, newspapers, cards, beverages and snacks. We will NOT be reducing our inventory of new books, but will expand our inventory with the new used section.We will carry fiction, non-fiction, classics, and children’s books.   Although we will carry hardback and paperback books, our section will focus primarily on paperbacks.

Our interests include but are not limited to:

  • Paperback copies of mystery thrillers
  • Paperback copies of  popular fiction
  • Paperback copies of novels by Southern Authors
  • Paperback copies of literature that is required reading in local schools
  • Paperback copies of books that have recently been New York Times Bestsellers

Do you have any books you would like to trade for credit towards other used books?

If you have books you would like to have considered for trade, just do the following:

  1. Pick up a copy of Blue Ridge Books USED BOOK POLICIES
  2. Bring in your books, Monday- Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  3. Have your books checked by Jo or Allison
  4. You’ll receive a credit slip for any books that are accepted for trade.
  5. KEEP YOUR CREDIT SLIP!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Begin shopping on July 1 to use your credit toward the purchase of other used books.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 28th

6:30 pm Summer's End with NY Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe

See our events page for details


Contact Information

Blue Ridge Books
152 S Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786


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