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At McIntyre's Books

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.

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 >

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 >