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An independent bookstore with one of the friendliest, most experienced staffs around. Surrounded by gardens in bloom, pastures containing our Belties, the shops and restaurants of the Village Center, we offer a singularly pleasant book buying experience.

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 >

Grow Your Best Tomato Crop Ever

If you garden, you’re undoubtedly excited that our average frost date has passed - timed with taxes, why is that? - and you can safely start installing those summer crop seedlings in your backyard garden. Like many Americans, you’ll probably be growing at least several types of tomatoes, because after all nothing packs as much flavor as eating a ripened tomato off the vine, can be served in so many different ways and is hefty enough to be the mainstay of a meal. How to have better... Full Post >

Dress Your Library

McIntyre's Books is here to help you stock your library with fantastic reads and to dress your reading room with locally crafted library furniture! Did you know that McIntyre's Books is the only authorized Gabby furniture dealer in the Triangle? Gabby furniture is made just outside of Hickory, North Carolina and prides itself of beautiful craftsmanship and quality. To learn more about Gabby furniture stop by McIntyre's and wander into the "literature room" to see how we cozy-ed up our... Full Post >

Ultimate Bar Basket

Whether you're dressing your bar for the holidays or brainstorming for the perfect gift for your bar aficionado, Fearrington's shops can help! With the help of our wine, decor and book experts from throughout the Village Center, we have everything you need for the ultimate bar basket! From The Goat's wine guru Xavyer "If you need wine for the holidays, I can guide you in selecting the right bottles for the job! Contact me via email, by phone at 919.545.5717, or stop by The Goat to... Full Post >

Stocking Stuffer Central

The staff at McIntyre's Books have compiled a list of their favorite stocking stuffers this holiday season. Check out some of their picks for the kids or to add some holiday cheer to your home! For Holiday Cheer Big Candy Canes: These sizable sweets are corn syrup free, available in Pomegranate or Cinnamon. Archivist candles in Holiday Scents: These hand poured soy candles are adorable adorned with festive red lids. 60 Fortune Cookies book Beltie Note cards... Full Post >

Pete’s Top 10 Books of 2014

Here are some of my favorite books this year. There are books on romance, war and of course, mystery, so there's sure to be something for everyone. These are perfect for the book lovers on your gift list. In no particular order, here are Pete’s 10 favorite books of the year! 1) Jerry Lee Lewis; His Own Story by Rick Bragg Gave me chills envisioning the battles he had musically and personally. Rick Bragg is the perfect person to write this. Quite possibly the best music bio... Full Post >

Best Book Bets for Kids and Young Adults

McIntyre's resident children's book extraordinaire Katherine Pinard picked her favorite books for kids and young adults. Check out the list below and give the best gift of all this holiday season: adventure that can only found in the pages of a good book! Absolutely Almost, Lisa Graff An absolutely sweet & charming look at the life of 5th grader. Ages 8-12 Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson tells her moving story of growing up in the... Full Post >

Must Reads That Make Must Haves

McIntyre's Books staff put together a list of books that will not disappoint. These top ten must reads make fantastic gifts! 1. The Peripheral by William Gibson The cyber-punk of early Gibson (Neuromancer) ages well in this novel of the near future and the consequences of progress. 2. Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman A superb novel of a young woman and her search for the secrets that haunted her grandfather after WWII. 3. The Goldfinch by Donna... Full Post >

Will It Waffle?

All you need is a waffle iron... No, not just to make waffles, but to make all kinds of delicious recipes! Head over to McIntyre's Books this Saturday, September 13th at 2pm for a cooking demonstration with The Fearrington House's Executive Sous Chef Tom Whitaker. He will be coaching us on waffle iron techniques from Will it Waffle? for the items below: Grilled Ham & Cheese Melt Zucchini Fritters Red Velvet Waffle with Cream Cheese Buttercream Will it Waffle? Yes it... Full Post >

Sit a Spell

As excited as we are to see visitors at Fearrington out strolling the gardens, we also truly love to have them enjoy the peaceful beauty of Fearrington by just sitting and relaxing in a garden! With that in mind, we have created several new areas in the Village for our guests to unwind. Nearly everyone is familiar with the iconic white Adirondacks in front of The Fearrington House, but now there are two spots in the nearby shade of the Garden Terrace to discover! Other locations include just... Full Post >