As you know, I love guest posts and not just because I don’t have to write them. I love that they allow us to cover bookstores Kim and I haven’t actually visited. Alexis Bonari has kindly written about her favorite local Indies. The rest of the post is hers.
I love to read, but sometimes it’s a drag going to the big bookstores. I love the quaint feel of smaller local store so much more. I live in Raleigh, NC and we have some incredible stores. You get a lot more help and personal attention I feel. Also, in smaller stores, they tend to have rare and older used books which on their own have charm and a cheaper price
Here are a few of my reviews on some in my area.
Dancing Moon is a really sweet store. What’s great about this store is that they also have a great audio and video selection. Its a pretty cool store because they also offer spiritual healing and massage by appointment. They have rooms for rent for book clubs and classroom type environment. It has an amazing vibe and excellent selection.
My second recommendation is Quail Ridge Books and Music. Again, it’s an amazing store but what’s different about this store is that they also host events and bring in different authors, artists, and speakers. This is great if you want that small town feel of sitting at a warm bookstore and hearing your favorite author speak. Not to mention that on occasion they have wine tasting. LOVE IT!
Now, if your looking for textbooks I have the place for you. It can get super expensive if you go to a bigger chain and most of them don’t have exactly what you need. So for this I will recommend two of them. First is Edward Mckay Used Books with four locations in North Carolina. They have a huge selection of text books and the prices are more then reasonable. Another great store for textbooks is Hillsborough Street Textbooks. Great store and they have extended fall semester hours and are very helpful.
Alexis Bonari is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger at First in Education, researching areas of online education. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.Dancing Moon Bookstore 1840 Wake Forest Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608 Phone: 919-833-8081
Quail Ridge Books and Music 3522 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC 27607 919 828-1588
Edward McKay Used Books Four locations around North Carolina
Hillsborough Street Textbooks 2420 Hillsborough Street Raleigh NC 27607 919-664-8733