Open everyday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 828-456-6000
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.
The Mountain Writers meet each month at Blue Ridge Books. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to come to our celebration (there will be cake!) and join the discussion on relating to your reader in today’s world. Our conversation will be led by Shane McElrath, MA, lecturer in English at WCU.
READ stands for Rural Education, Advancement and Development and is a non-profit organization. Come browse and purchase items (jewelry, alpaca blankets and so much more) made by the indigenous people of the rural Andean Region of Ecuador. All proceeds will go to supply libraries in that area. We are proud to support this literacy project begun by people in Haywood County.
Today’s the day! We’re ten years old. There will be free cake and coffee all day until we run out. Come celebrate with us!
Our biggest sale ever! Don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on some great bargain books and more!
The Friends of the Smokies join us in welcoming Daniel S. Pierce, author of Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community. Dr. Pierce will discuss the once thriving community of Hazel Creek and how it vanished as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established.
For the past few years, our customers have donated pennies, dollars and more to help us purchase books for children enrolled in Head Start in Haywood and Jackson Counties. We’ve donated hundreds of books for the children to take home and now we’d like to invite you to help us purchase some books for the classrooms. Just purchase a book to donate from the Head Start display and we’ll discount your entire purchase!
Come meet our furry friends, therapy dogs, Julip, Mavis and Raya Sunshine. We love dogs, so we’re inviting dog lovers of all ages to come and meet these wonderful working animals. Children may choose to bring a book and read a story to a dog or just come to meet these loving pooches.
The Haywood County Public Library has helped us plan an evening for book club members (although all book lovers are welcome). We will welcome Eric Svenson, who was raised in the book business and has worked for HarperCollins publishers for over 25 years. Eric will give us a sneak preview of books that will be released in the fall AND bring lots of prizes!
Join children’s science author and college biology instructor, Dawn Cusick, for a time of science exploration for children. Dawn with be joined and helped by the women from Parents as Teachers, who specialize in learning activities for the very young.
Every Thursday afternoon you’ll find members of the Smoky Mountain Chess Club playing Chess in our meeting room—friendly games, rated games and sometime tournament play. On this Thursday the members will offer free chess lessons to anyone with an interest in the game. If you already know how to play, come and challenge one of the most experienced players.
We’ll be hosting Ron Rash on Tuesday, July 25 at 11. He’ll be here to help us celebrate our anniversary and we’ll be celebrating the release of his novel, The Risen, in paperback. Ron will read, answer your questions, and sign books. We’ll have copies of all of his books and he’ll be happy to sign them.