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Under the Carolina Sun: Frances Mayes on Hillsborough

Frances Mayes pens her own ode to the literary haven of Hillsborough, this corner of Orange County that pulled her in and captured her heart.
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Author Frances Mayes Finds Muse in Chatwood

The Under the Tuscan Sun author has recently taken up residence in the literary town of Hillsborough, making the early 19th century Chatwood property her labor of love.
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Scuppernong Books

At Greensboro’s independent bookstore, good reads are ripe for the picking.
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Mountain Must-Reads

Whether you’re planning a visit to western North Carolina this fall and need a book for the road, or you don’t have time for a road trip but wish you did, immerse yourself in these Appalachian classics, recommended by the people who know best — booksellers from two of our favorite mountain bookstores.
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Q&A with Taylor Mathis

Taylor Mathis, food photographer and the blogger behind Taylor Takes a Taste, attended 35 football tailgates in 16 states between 2010 and 2012, including nine games in North Carolina. With his newfound knowledge, he wrote the (cook)book on tailgating in the South.
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Quarter Moon Books

Part café, part boutique, the heart of this Topsail Beach shop has always been books.

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Red Clay Reader

In the ’60s, A professor and her students created a magazine for writers rooted in Southern soil.
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The Unreliable Reader

An introduction to “10 Poems Every North Carolinian Should Read” by two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
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The Story Collector

Cratis Williams’s love of Appalachia helped inspire a special library collection, where the story of the region continues to grow.
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Starring: Daniel Wallace

What it was like for a North Carolina author to star in a movie based on his own book.

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