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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!

McIntyre’s Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Girls

Still looking for stocking stuffers for the young lady on your list? McIntyre's Books is stocked with everything from journals to tech to accompany her this holiday season. See the full list of suggestions from Children's Book Buyer, Sarah, below! For colorful holiday hair, there's Boho Bandeau hand bands so she can carol without a worry and hair chalk (it's only temporary, so Mom doesn't have to worry!) to let her imagination run free! Pick up Papaya small journals and Blue Q zipper... Full Post >

McIntyre’s Top 6 Picture Books

One of our favorite holiday gifts for the littlest readers is a beautiful picture book from McIntyre's Books! Check out Children's Book Buyer, Sarah's, top six favorites this holiday season below! Goodnight Everyone, Chris Haughton The sun is setting, and everyone in the forest is getting sleepy. The mice, rabbits, and deer all give great big yawns as they snuggle up with their families for the night. But someone isn't sleepy just yet. Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a bit... Full Post >

McIntyre’s Top 5 Fiction & Mystery Picks

It's the most wonderful time of year - Pete's Top 5 Fiction and Mystery picks for the holiday season. Check out his suggestions below and shop his picks at McIntyre's Books! Don't forget to stop by the bookstore if you're looking for personalized recommendations (perfect gifts for all the readers on your list). The Sellout, Paul Beatty A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases... Full Post >

Giving Tuesday at McIntyre’s Books

This Giving Tuesday, consider a gift to Reindeer Readers! McIntyre's Books is offering a great community gift for which they are looking for sponsors. For a $40 donation, you can send an entire classroom of Chatham County 1st graders home with a beginning reader book for the holidays. If you're interested in gift wrapping the books for this project, Sunday, December 4th through Tuesday, December 6th, the bookstore will be looking for volunteers! Wrapping paper, tape and ribbon will be... Full Post >

McIntyre’s Top 5 Kids’ Stocking Stuffers

If you're looking for those last few goodies for the stockings hung with care - stop by McIntyre's Books! The children's reading section is full of books for the littlest readers at all levels, plus great gifts for their stocking, from card games to jigsaw puzzles and more. Check out Children's Book Buyer, Sarah's, suggestions below! A holiday Jellycat stuffed Polar Bar or Penguin is the perfect snugly companion for the holiday season. There's options for those who prefer warm weather... Full Post >

McIntyre’s Merry Gift Guide

There are few better ways to spend the holiday season than perched by a roaring fire with a good book. McIntyre's has you covered from cookbooks to mysterys, and everything in between. Whether you're shopping for Mom, a hostess or looking for stocking stuffers, there's plenty of delightful ways to celebrate at McIntyre's. Check out the complete gift guide below! For the hostess, there's everything from quirky kitchen additions to cookbooks. Check out Twisted Wares Towels or signed... Full Post >

Reading on the Great Outdoors

Easily one of the best books I read last year and on a subject that would seem to be of no importance to anyone but some nomad in the Middle East. Instead, Childs wanders through the arid reaches of Arizona and Colorado in search of water and in an exhilarating prose style shows us that there's more to the desert than sand, rocks, and poisonous snakes. I recommend this highly to anyone who cares at least one iota about the great outdoors. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Secret Knowledge... Full Post >

The Scoop on Food Counterfeiting

A little sawdust with your pasta? Unless you are grating your Parm yourself from a block of cheese actually made in Parma, Italy, this may be your indistinct pleasure. Kobe beef, EVOO, truffles, balsamic vinegar, sushi, all manner of cheeses, wines, scotch: these are commonplace imposters and fakes, running the gamut from ethically gray to illegal and dangerous. Food counterfeiting is big business, so grab this book to keep it real. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up Real Food Fake... Full Post >

The Big Book of Kombucha

Pick up this paperback tome on Kombucha to learn how to keep your SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) healthy, brew up some bubbly 'buche, flavor, and even cook with your batches. The SCOBY jerky may take it a step too far for me personally, but I am seriously digging the recipes! Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea - or call 919.542.3030 to hold a copy! - Kelley, Bookseller Full Post >

Becoming a Preserver

This instructional is catnip for the crafty cook! Perfect for ginning up some fennel & orange pickles, lime & saffron jelly, apple & sage butter, or straight up candied citrus peels. When the work's all done, sit back and enjoy a (modest) glass of homemade pomegranate vodka. I tried my hand at the preserved lemons with rosemary, coming soon to a vegetarian tagine near me! Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Modern Preserver: Jams, Pickles, Cordials, Compotes and More -... Full Post >