Give A Special Book This Season

From famed mystery authors, to acclaimed chefs and esteemed scientists, McIntyre’s Books is fortunate to house many autographed books in the store. These books are rare and treasured gifts, and perfect for the holidays.

Here are our top 10 signed books to gift to a special someone this season!

Sweet Caress by William Boyd
A fantastic novel about a woman photographer’s life that spans most of the 20th century. Fabulous writing from a critically acclaimed author– it’s hard to believe this is a fictional tale.

My Pantry by Alice Waters and Fanny Singer
Chef Waters shares her preserving secrets to create building blocks and grace notes of flavor. Anything by Alice Waters is a cause for celebration.

The Nomad Cookbook by Daniel Humm, Will Guidara, and Leo Robitschek
Signed by all three authors, this cookbook has a secret cocktail book hidden in the back. From one of the leading chefs in the world, this cookbook is garnering critical acclaim.

Southern Soups & Stews by Nancie McDermott
Fabulous recipes from a wonderful cookbook author. From Brunswick Stew and Burgoo to Jenny Fitch’s Spring Green Soup– it is in here!

My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
When Gourmet magazine was shuttered, its beloved editor saw her world fall apart. So what’s a woman to do? Find herself, literally, in the kitchen. Terrific reading and recipes.

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy has created a generation of scientists and science lovers. In Unstoppable, Nye applies his message of technical optimism to climate change.

The Secret Game by Scott Ellsworth
The fascinating story of a secret basketball game in 1943 between the all-white military team from the best campus team at the time, Duke’s medical school, and the North Carolina College for Negroes – now North Carolina Central University – coached by one of James Naismith’s proteges, John McLendon. This true story tells of a remarkable season in which a group of forgotten college basketball players, aided by a pair of refuges from Nazi Germany and a group of student activists, blazed a trail for a new kind of America and created on of the most meaningful moments in basketball history.

Barefoot to Avalon: A Brother’s Story by David Payne
A riveting memoir by one of the best writers in America today about losing his brother George to mental illness.

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B. Ross 
Follow the inimitable Miss Julia as she keeps up the good cheer in the latest installment of this very enjoyable series.

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Gamache and the residents of Three Pines struggle with the death of a young boy and a mystry hearkening back to hearkening back to the Vietman war.

Swing by McIntyre’s and ask about these titles (and more)!

Style Defined: Avant Garde

This look at was styled by Cassie. There are a couple things to think about when you creating an avant-garde look. 1) Don't be afraid. Anything goes! 2) Pay attention to texture. Mixing textures is an easy way to take a simple look into the land of adventurous fashion. We love the fun proportions in this outfit, with an ultra suede gaucho pant from Equestrian Designs, Ronen Chen's wool cape and crocodile flats. Cassie threw on a chunky necklace from Dominique Denaive to add... Full Post >

Holiday Tidings & Yule Logs!

The air is getting colder, but we're just getting warmed up with our holiday celebrations! Soon, we'll bring out the beautiful holiday decor and begin counting down the days until The Fearrington House Restaurant's Christmas lunch. Meanwhile, we're eagerly awaiting scrumptious yule logs crafted by the fabulous team at The Fearrington House! Choose from four delicious yule logs to ring in the holiday season with your family: Gingerbread & Cream Cheese White Chocolate... Full Post >

Black Friday Sale

Don't miss special savings at our spa boutique Haven this Friday, November 27th from 10am to 6pm! A sneak peek of what you'll find in store for great deals: Marigot, PJ Harlow and Three J NYC lounge-wear and pajamas Select Elemis skincare products Hurry in! These deals will go fast! Full Post >

Trimming the Tree!

There's a chill in the air and the scent of pine. An unmistakable aura of well wishes and cheer. The holidays must be right around the corner! At Dovecote Style, holidays mean family, parties, fun and all kinds of pretty things. Unique decorations are something we strive to provide for our stylish customers! We love little creatures hanging from the branches of our fir -- a cat here, a hedgehog there. We love a sweet bird in a tree or a farm animal. Perhaps a cow ornament to remind you of... Full Post >

Return of the Coffee Pecan Porter

Each year, when the air begins to cool, the smell of the fireplace in the lounge at the Fearrington House permeates and mixes with the aroma of our coffee roasting. The two together really do make you feel like you are in a quaint village in Europe, and when you walk into the restaurant and through the kitchens you feel the magic that goes into creating what we do everyday in the stores and restaurants. There is one window in the restaurant that looks out to our herb garden and our ancient... Full Post >