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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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News & Updates 

Meet the Author
Saturday, July 23
3:00 pm
Local author R.P. Foster will be signing issues of his recently published comic, Collapse at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville on July 23rd at 3 pm.
Foster, known as Richard among his friends, is an up-and-coming writer and a resident of Haywood County of more than twenty years.
Collapse is a post-apocalyptic survival story, that follows a group of survivors who live in a bunker, while those outside have become mutants. Collapse is an independent comic published by Rising Sun Comics.
Potluck: Message Delivered
Saturday, July 16
3:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books and The Friends of the Smokies will host author Marci Spencer on Saturday, July 16 at 3:00 pm.  She will discuss her book and bring two of her homing pigeons.
POTLUCK: Message Delivered:"The Smoky Mountains are Saved!"
 by Marci Spencer illustrated by Timothy 
In 1929, newspapermen from North Carolina and Tennessee hiked from opposite sides of Clingmans Dome, the highest mountain in the Great Smokies, for an important celebration. Although the country was entering the Great Depression, citizens from both states raised enough money to help create a new national park. J.R. Horne loaned his homing pigeon, Potluck, for the expedition. After the journalists shook hands across the stateline on Clingmans Dome, they released Potluck to carry their goodwill message home. Both states had come together in a spirit of friendship to protect their precious forests. Inspired by true events, Marci Spencer records Potluck's historic flight announcing the good news to waiting crowds: "The Great Smoky Mountains are Saved!" Marci Spencer is a retired nurse practitioner. As a certified NC Environmental Educator, she offers presentations in natural history for classrooms and community events. Raising ceremonial white doves (homing pigeons) to release at special events is a favorite hobby.
 Marci is author of Clingmans Dome: Highest Mountain in the Great Smokies andPisgah National Forest: A History, both published by History Press. 
Tim Worsham, son of the author, is a free-lance artist who provided the pen-and-ink illustrations for the 2013 History Press publication of Clingmans Dome and the 2014 publication of Pisgah National Forest.  
Blue Ridge Books
152 S. Main St.     Waynesville, NC  28786
828-456-6000     www.blueridgebooksnc.com





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


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