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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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Raleigh’s 50 Foot Librarian: Hunt Library

At North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library, “whoosh” replaces “shhh” as robots zip along the state-of-the-art building’s five-story trove of tomes.
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The Wilderness Poet: George Ellison

At home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, naturalist and writer George Ellison and his artist wife, Elizabeth, find peace and inspiration.
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27 Views of Home

How many perspectives does it take to tell the story of a place? A publisher in Hillsborough may have found the magic number.
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Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

A collection of short stories reveals the charms and complications of everyday life.
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Take a Book, Leave a Book: Little Free Libraries

Those little wooden boxes aren’t birdhouses — they’re libraries, and one may be coming to a street near you.
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