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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

Working to be the bookstore that meets the needs of our community

News & Updates


Meet Wiley Cash

The Friends of the Library are hosting an evening with Wiley Cash on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. Cash is the award-winning author of two best-selling novels, A Land More Kind than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Blue Ridge Books and at every branch of the county library.  The event will include a dessert buffet catered by Kaninis.

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

Saturday, May 2   3:00 pm  

Rommel is Dead with Merrill Hardy

See our events page for details

We're rearranging to make room for more books.  If you'd be interested in purchasing a map of Waynesville tabletop or booth seating, let us know!

Contact Information

Blue Ridge Books
152 S Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786


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