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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, used 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.


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Meet the Author--Fred Chappell     Saturday, May 14   11:00 am
Haywood County native and former poet laureate Fred Chappell will read from his new book, A Shadow all of LightThe book is a stylish, episodic fantasy novel, follows the exploits of Falco, a young man from the country, who arrives in the port city of Tardocco with the ambition of becoming an apprentice to a mastero, whose mysterious powers of observation would rival those of Sherlock Holmes, sees Falco's potential and puts him through a grueling series of physical lessons and intellectual tests.
Falco's adventures coalesce into one overarching story of con men, monsters, ingenious detection, cats, and pirates. A wry humor leavens this fantastical concoction, and the style is as rich and textured as one would hope for from Chappell, a distinguished poet as well as a World Fantasy Award-winning fantasy writer.
Meet the Author--Laurie Sexton
Local author Laurie Sexton will read from and discuss her new Christian novel,Amazing Grace, on Saturday, May 14 at 3:00 pm 
Amazing Grace is an inspirational story of a woman's battle against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.  In this story, you will see that God's amazing grace and perfect love can conquer any adversary you might face.  Enjoy reading an uplifting tale of courage and faith. 
Laurie Sexton  was born and raised right here in these rich, beautiful mountains of WNC.  She grew up moving from one place to another in the area and met the most precious of friends.  As a child, she says met the most precious of friends in Jesus Christ and since that time, He has been her inspiration as He has given her this gift to write.  




Join the Club!  Be a Loyal Customer!

Over the last several years, customers have suggested that we have a discount card that could be purchased.  We finally took the hint and have started a Loyalty Club.  You can join for only $15 a year which will give you 10% off all books, magazines, greeting cards, and gift purchases (excludes used books, newspapers, and food and beverage items).  This 10% can be used on top of the 15% off bestsellers and other discounts that we offer.  In addition, there will be special sales during the year ONLY for Loyalty Club members.








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Blue Ridge Books
152 S Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786

  (828)456-6000 (828)456-6000


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