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This post is the last in a three-part series we’re doing on summer reading. Click here to read part one and here to read part two.

So you’ve reached that point in the summer where you’ve gotten to every interesting book on your list. You want to try to something new because there are still a few precious weeks left in the season, but the deluge of specific book suggestions is overwhelming , and you’re looking for somewhere to browse.

Inside McIntyre's Books in Pittsboro

Inside McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro

That’s where the N.C. Arts Council comes in. They put together this awesome list of the best bookstores that emphasize North Carolina writers from Chapel Hill to Charlotte, from Southern Pines to Sylva and beyond. Enjoy!

1. Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh
(919) 828-1588
2. So & So Books
704 N. Person St. , Raleigh
(919) 426-9502
3. The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St., Durham
(919) 286-2700
4. Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd .,Chapel Hill
(919) 942-73735. McIntyre’s Books
220 Market Street, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro
(919) 542-3030

Fireside Books and Gifts in Shelby

6. Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books
105 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo
(252) 473-1056

7. City Lights Bookstore
3 E. Jackson Street, Sylva
(828) 586-9499

8. The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad St., Southern Pines
(910) 692-3211

9. Malaprop’s Bookstore
55 Haywood St., Asheville
(828) 254-6734

10. Park Road Books
4139 Park Road, Charlotte
(704) 525-9239

11. Fireside Books and Gifts
212 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby
(704) 487-8477

12. The Fountainhead Bookstore
408 N Main St., Hendersonville
(828) 697-1870

13. The Book Shelf
94 N Trade St., Tryon
(828) 859-9304

14. Two Sisters Bookery
318 Nutt St., Wilmington (#32 In the Cotton Exchange)
(910) 762-4444

Do you have a favorite bookstore that focuses on North Carolina authors in your community? Tell us about in the comments!

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