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Quail Ridge Books & Music - 19 Reviews - 3522 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC - Music Stores Reviews - Phone (919) 828-1588

Quail Ridge Books & Music

3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 828-1588
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I live in Durham, but I find myself in Quail Ridge on a very regular basis. They are always having some great readings/signings by my favorite authors, and they always do a fanta...


Perfect for the trendy sweater and loafer Izod crowd, everyone else should just move on. Great atmosphere, but be prepared to pay much higer prices than just about any place else ...

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Excellent Book Readings 4/5/2006

I have always been a fan of Quail Ridge Books. The store has a great small town bookstore feel to it, while still having a pretty serious collection of books to choose from. I have gone to see several authors read selections of their works in the flesh at this store, and have enjoyed every minute. I highly reccommend taking a visit when you get a chance, or are lookign for an excellent read. more

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Hot Alternative Bookstore 2/2/2006

Quail Ridge Books is not your average book store. This local hangout is home to readings by famous authors from far and wide. They have the best selection of regional books in the Triangle. If you want a book they do not have in stock, they will gladly order it for you. more

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Awesome Book Store 12/30/2005

Quail Ridge is the king of independent book stores in the are. they have a huge selection of books, and have local authors come in on a regular basis to do book signings and book readings. they have a good number of different book clubs you can join, and are staffed with people with masters degrees in their field, who can help you find the right book for you and offer great advice. more

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Most amazing bookstore ever... 12/11/2005

I love this independent bookstore! They are the premier place in Raleigh for author readings and book signings. Their selection is excellent. They even carry imported British mysteries and Dover thrift classics (so you can pick up school reading quite cheap!). The selection of reading-related gifts is nice. The staff is very helpful and willing to help track down a book you're interested in. The selection of local authors is very strong. They often have more than one edition of a book available, great if you're looking for a nice hardback edition of a classic or a paperback just for a course. The children's book selection is very nice; I am particularly impressed with the large variety of board books (including the GIANT board books), bathtub books, and foreign-language children's books. more

Wonderful People 8/21/2005

Quail Ridge Books and Music started as Quail Corners years ago. They then moved to their current location at Ridgewood Shopping Center. Their staff is phenomenal: they are able to track down and find almost any book you desire. They also have authors in on promotional book tours several times a month. more

Great bookstore! 8/20/2005

Quail Ridge is an excellent bookstore with a nice atmosphere and unique books that you can't find other places. They have a particularly large selection of Southern writers that is the best in the Triangle. They also have ton of readings by authors. It's a great place to just go and hang out--especially after lunch at Whole Foods right next door. Give your business to a local bookseller rather than the chains. Support Quail Ridge! more

great place 8/19/2005

The store is large but cozy, and the pace is gentler than you'll find at the big chains. Look for the fireplace beneath the painting of Reynolds Price. There's a vast array of fiction and biographies, with an emphasis on local and regional writers. Mysteries, books on film, history, gay and lesbian titles are also well-stocked. more

Great Non-Chain Bookstore 8/14/2005

If you have a book that you are looking to buy in the future, check this place out. You are likely not only to find the book you went in to buy, but a whole host of other books you never knew existed. Looking for a book on North Carolina? Look no further... not only do they have a section dedicated to local authors, you can also find everything North Carolina; cooking, history, hiking, etc. If you are a teacher, they are fabulous about ordering books for you or your students and will match amazon's pricing! If it is not in stock, ask, they will get it for you!! They also have great meet the author nights! We have seen Al Gore, Gov. Hunt, Paula Dean and local writers like Kate Gibson. Don't forget about bookclubs-- they have those too. Ask to be put on the mailing list! more

Two Words: Customer Service 8/5/2005

Customer service is the reason why I buy all my books at Quail Ridge. I've sent numerous emails with requests and always gotten a quick reply. The staff will also research items if you don't have all the information. Just send an email with a description and they'll do the rest, and hold the book for you. Plus, as an independent store you are helping the local economy and not some big corporation headquartered in California. more

Quail Ridge - THE independent bookstore in the Triangle 7/9/2005

If you are into supporting “the little guy”, then this bookstore is for you. Quail Ridge manages to hold its own against Barnes & Noble and Borders thanks to consistently offering good books, great service, and always having authors come in for talks. Their prices are pretty comparable to the big guys. They tend to be the place to find books by local/regional authors and their author-talk lineup reflects that, although they do get some big name authors too. They’ve also got a good classical music CD section, and the employees know what they are talking about when they recommend a CD to you. They’ve also got a Reader’s Advantage program that you and your entire family can join to receive discounts off every purchase. I think it is $20 a year for it, but it is free if you are a teacher. Plus, it's right next to Whole Foods, which is normally pretty packed for good reason. more

keep your dollars here in raleigh 7/1/2005

Quail Ridge is a locally owned and operated bookstore located in Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Avenue. The friendly staff will assist you find the perfect gift, and special orders are ordered and delivered promptly. The expanded children's section and large jazz collection are not to be missed. Most importantly Quail Ridge is one of the few locally owned bookstores in the area, so hurry up and buy some Tolstoy. more

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excellent corner book store 6/19/2005

Even though its in a shopping center, quail ridge gives the sense of being in a corner book store. Small and local, the book store has an excellent staff, and often has readings and signings by local authors. Lots of books to choose from for such a small store Location on wade ave makes it a convient stop no matter where your going. more
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  • In Short
    The store is large but cozy, and the pace is gentler than you'll find at the big chains. Look for the fireplace beneath the painting of Reynolds Price. There's a vast array of...

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