About Blue Ridge Books
Blue Ridge Books was established in 2007. We are Waynesville’s only independent bookstore specializing in new books. Our team enjoys hosting authors for weekend events. We also work collaboratively with area schools to supply students and teachers with their reading needs.
We are located in Hazelwood Village, just outside of downtown Waynesville, North Carolina. Our street is packed with quaint, independent shops and restaurants. You can spend an entire day with us and our neighboring merchants. We hope you pay our bookstore a visit. With hardwood floors, a tin roof and books galore, who couldn't be happy?
At Blue Ridge 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.
Events at Blue Ridge Books
Maura Finn - Architect of the Divine
Architect of the
Divine: Restoring the Heartspace for Love is a journey through the
heart, restoring it and bringing us back to the love that we are. The poems
have the power to transform, uplift, inspire and encourage. This book of
poetry is in both English and Spanish.
Jennifer McGaha - Flat Broke with Two Goats
When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes--a lot
of back taxes--her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed
on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old
cabin in a North Carolina holler. But what started as a last-ditch effort to
settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of
living close to the land.
Elanie Neil Orr - Swimming Between Worlds
From the critically acclaimed
writer of A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets
three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American
civil rights movement...it is the story of finding your place in a changing
world---and having the courage to stand up for what’s right. Elaine was born in Nigeria to medical
missionary parents and spent her growing-up years in the savannahs and rain
forests of that country. Her family
remained in Nigeria during their civil war.
Elaine lives in North Carolina and her novel is set in Winston-Salem.
Michael Hardy - Kirk's Civil War Raids Along the Blue Ridge
Southern Appalachian Mountains, no character was more loved or despised than
Union officer George W. Kirk. He led a group of deserters on numerous raids
between Tennessee and North Carolina in 1863. At Camp Vance in Morganton,
Kirk's mounted raiders showcased guerrilla warfare penetrating deep within
Confederate territory. As Home Guards struggled to keep Western North Carolina
communities safe, Kirk's men brought fear throughout the region for their
ability to strike and create havoc without warning. Civil War historian Michael
C. Hardy examines the infamous history of George W. Kirk and the Civil War
along the Blue Ridge.
- Saturday, April 21st 2:00pm - 4:00pm Bronwen Talley-Coffey
Bronwen is the
co-author of Success University
for Women. The authors of the
book, 20 leaders from seven countries, tell of their experiences and how they overcame
challenges. They each give their personal insight on aspects including: how to
become a leader, what a successful leader looks like, and the impact leaders
can make In 2017, she started her
own business, Aspire Training & Development, a business consulting firm, in
hopes to help businesses achieve their goals, specifically in customer service
Informal Storytime (for children ages two and under)
- Monday, April 9 10:00am - Book Babies
Story time for children two and under. We'll read and enjoy books and rhymes and discuss how to choose appropriate books for young children.
For more detailed information on each event, be sure to follow us on Facebook!
Jo - Owner
Jo enjoys watching movies from the 1930s and 1940s and likes to read thrillers.
Allison - Owner
Allison is obsessed with her flower garden and loves regional literature.
Mary - Bookseller
Mary went sky diving for her 50th birthday and enjoys suspense books.
Shelby - Bookseller
Shelby has a large collection of mugs to enjoy her favorite teas. She enjoys anything in the young adult section.
Christina - Bookseller
Christina collects geodes and sharks’ teeth and likes to read fantasy novels.
Ellese - Bookseller
Ellese is an avid softball player who loves to read paranormal romance novels.
Fun Facts About Blue Ridge Books
Opened Friday the 13th in July 2007.
Combines our resources with customer donations to purchase over 700 new books a year for Head Start students.
Offers required summer reading books from local school lists at a discount price to students.
Had an author drive through the front store window when delivering her books (no one was hurt).
Is the only place in Haywood County, N.C. to buy The Wall Street Journal.
Bestselling book in the store for ten years is Waynesville by Michael Beadle and Peter Yurko.