If you are looking for books in Raleigh, NC you have a multitude of different choices available for you. Raleigh is home to number of large book retailers such as Borders and Barnes and Noble, but it is also home to a good number of quality independent booksellers. Here are a few of the best bookstores in Raleigh, visit one on your search for your next good read.
Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607
Quail Ridge Books is a spectacular independent book retailer. The book store is located in the Quail Ridge Shopping center convenient both to the beltline and I-40. What makes Quail Ridge great is its commitment to local authors and musicians. The bookstore hosts readings from both local and out of state authors on a regular basis as well as sells a variety of book by local writers.
In addition to its book readings Quail Ridge hosts several different book clubs for people with every interest and the store has a very well educated staff many with master’s degrees, which can help to make sure you leave with the perfect book.
Nice Price Books
3106 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607
Nice Price is a great place to pick up paperback used books, at a nice price. The used book store has a pretty good selection of used fiction, as well as a few other books. Located next to NC State’s campus you can often find a few college text books here that students couldn’t sell back to the college bookstore.
Sign of the Fish Christian Outlet
1657 N Market Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
If you are looking for Christian reading the sign of the fish can be a great place to shop. The sign of the fish has an excellent selection of Christian books and CD’s. You can find self- help books, devotionals, and a wide assortment of different Bibles. A great place to shop for any Christian reading you might need.
Stevens Book Shop
7109 Old Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27616
If you are a book collector, then you will love Stevens Book Shop. Stevens is primarily a used book store, however he does have a few new books available to purchase. The quality in his book store lies in the rare and collectible books that he has on his shelves. The space for the store is much too small, and Steven will buy almost any book, so the store is VERY overcrowded. There are a few aisles that are literally stalked to the gills with books from floor to ceiling making the aisle itself impassable. Collectors however can find what they are looking for, often at a great price.
Edward McKay Used Books & More
3136 Calvary Dr
Raleigh, NC 27604
Ed McKays is a wonderfully organized great place to go when you are looking for used books. The bookstore is full of great finds. In addition to a pretty extensive book collection the bookstore also has a great selection of music CDs as well as a few VHS tapes and a DVD collection. A great place to shop for books and find a bargain!