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Since 1989, McIntyre's has been known for being one of the most celebrated independent bookstores in the South, offering a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, including books on cooking, gardening, mysteries, and North Carolina authors. Find out our staff's recommended readings and holiday gifts, upcoming author events, what's new in the bookstore, and so much more!

Best of Chapel Hill 2016

We're honored to have been voted Best of Chapel Hill in 10 categories by readers of Chapel Hill Magazine this year! Thank you to all of our guests for supporting us by voting for and visiting our businesses, and a big congratulations to our hardworking Fearrington staff. Best of Chapel Hill 2016 Best Upscale Restaurant The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Overall Service The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Chef The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef... Full Post >

A Sizzling Southern Summer

Just as our air conditioners kick in to keep us cool, McIntyre’s has a slew of authors coming through who will suck out all the freon and have you sipping iced tea while sitting out on the porch reading, reading, and reading some more. Some experts have opined that the South is losing its identity due to the mallification of America. Well, these four authors show that the experts, like most critics, are wrong. Harrison Scott Key and his memoir The World’s Largest Man, coming... Full Post >

Pete’s Top 5 Non-Fiction Picks for 2015

It's that time of year again - time to share McIntyre's favorite books that is! Of course, these delightful selections also make great holiday gifts for anyone on your list. Here are Pete’s Top 5 Non-Fiction Books of the year. Natural Born Heroes by Chris MacDougal He wrote the superb Born to Run and returns with this amazing story of the kidnapping of a German General on the island of Crete in 1944 which is only part of the book as he ponders health, exercise, nutrition,... Full Post >

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... Full Post >

Our Favorite Fall Reads

Fall is the perfect season to snuggle up with a new book. We have lots of new titles coming into McIntyre's every day for you to choose from!  One of my newest favorites is Sweet Caress by William Boyd. Boyd has said this is his best novel, and I believe him. Sweet Caress is the fictional story of Amory Clay, a woman photographer whose life almost blankets the 20th century. Her accounts of taking pictures of the pre-WWII Berlin clubs, the Blackshirts marching in... Full Post >

Lounge the Day Away

Our beautifully arranged lounges are an exclusive amenity offered to our Inn guests. The Garden House is on the north side of the courtyard and opens up to the Dovecote Lawn and Knot Garden. The Sunroom and Sunroom Patio are on the south side of the patio and opens up onto Jenny's Garden with views of the Crab Apple and the Willow Oak lawns. These rooms are open twenty-four hours a day for our inn guests and can also be reserved for private parties! The Garden House is the larger of our two... Full Post >

Best of 2015!

A big thanks to Chapel Hill Magazine readers and Fearrington supporters for voting for us in the annual Best of Awards -- and a congrats to Fearrington staff. We are proud to announce that Fearrington businesses placed in 13 categories! Best Upscale Restaurant Platinum Award The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Overall Service Platinum The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Spa Platinum Spa at Fearrington Best Place to Get a Massage Platinum Spa at... Full Post >

Summer Reading Clubs

McIntyre’s is excited to host several book clubs this summer to fit all ages of readers! Check out our schedule below and check the calendar to see all upcoming McIntyre's Books events! For Elementary School Readers June 23rd - Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett July 21st - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Chris Grabenstein August 18th - Ruby Holler, Sharon Creech For Middle School Readers June 17th - Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson July 15th - Trash, Andy Mulligan August 12th -... Full Post >

Father’s Day Picks!

Ah, it’s that time of year when the Haberdashers of America reap the rewards of clueless families everywhere as father after father across this great nation receive...another tie, just what dad needs. Well, break the mold! Come to McIntyre’s Books and get him something different, something like The Manly Art of Knitting by Dave Fougner, an honest tutorial of the yarnly arts and perfect for the whole family. Or, how about, Everything I need to Know I Learned from Led... Full Post >

Take a Taste of Fearrington Home

If you have visited any of our shops or stayed in our Inn, you may have noticed a little yellow book propped on the counter for sale or lying on a coffee table next to your room's plush sofa. That familiar yellow book is none other than The Fearrington House Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Flowers, and Herbs, written by R.B. Fitch's late wife Jenny Fitch and illustrated by Dovecote's merchandising manager Daneen Eaton. Arranged by season and celebration, this all-inclusive book offers... Full Post >