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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!

Eating & Reading Grilled Cheese

To Brie or not to Brie: that is the question. Grab up this gooey cookbook to reimagine sandwiches, soups, pickles, spreads, and mac n' cheeses. My favorite? The Sunday Brunch sandwich, a delectable melding of Brie and strawberries bookended by French-toasted challah bread; the whole lot smothered in maple syrup. I'm sure this is very healthy, because of the fruit, of course. . . Stop by McIntyre's to pick up Grilled Cheese Kitchen - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a... Full Post >

Sarah’s Six-Star Story

Why six stars? Because this is a wonderful young adult novel. It hits it out of the park on all my criteria - places, people, plot, pace, and prose. Plus . . . poetry! Sarah is sentenced to a poetry class and community service after an evening goes awry. Along the way, she discovers herself. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up Language of The Stars - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Sarah, Children's Book Buyer Full Post >

Hosting A Southern Summer Party

Nail the party prep on your next shindig with these pro tips and small bite recipes in Southern Appetizers: 60 Delectables for Gracious Get-Togethers. Although principally a cookbook, attention is also paid to the table setting, invitations, flowers, and bartending. Party at your place? I could bring over the plate and fork-worthy Fresh Corn Cake with Field Pea Relish & Lemon Aioli? Or maybe just the Lima Bean Hummus with napkins and some crusty bread? Stop by McIntyre's to pick... Full Post >

Meet Mathew’s Men

This book is an inspiring read about the U.S. Merchant Marine sacrifice in World War II during the U-boat war against Germany in the Atlantic. Mathews County, Virginia has a long and strong marine tradition and reading of their wartime efforts to support the Allies in the face of the horrors of modern war is an inspiring take on what is our greatest generation. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Mathews Men - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Matt, Bookseller Full Post >

Pete’s Picks Right Now

If you are in the mood for . . . say, smiling, I recommend reading "Andy And Don" then scouting out some Andy Griffith Show re-runs. But don't take my word for it- we've had several readers come back in to rave about this book! Stop by McIntyre's to pick up this Andy And Don - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Pete Mock, Book Buyer and Mystery Guru Full Post >

Harry Potter is Back!

It's finally HERE! Rejoin the wizarding world, 19 years later, to discover what happens to the next generation of Potters, Weasleys, and Malfoys. On sale now - don't miss out on the next part of this fantastical series of witchcraft and wizardry! Stop by McIntyre's to pick up Harry Potter and The Cursed Child - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Kelly, Bookseller Full Post >

Mystery in Paris

How about a summer Paris staycation? Pick up this prequel to the Superb Series featuring French detective Aimée Leduc. This is the story that sets Aimée on her path, and the reader on a binge-worthy read-a-thon. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up Cara Black's Murder on The Quai - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Kelley, Bookseller Full Post >

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 >