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.

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 >

Last Minute Summer Reads!

If you finished your last book on the beach, don't fret! McIntyre's Books has a few more books worth adding to your summer reading list. War of the Roses: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden Great historical fiction! The first of a trilogy chronicling the War of the Roses. Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt The subtitle says it all; 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RV’s on Our Cross-Country Adventure. The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron The latest in this excellent... Full Post >

And the ‘Best Of’ Winners are…

Fearrington is honored to be recognized in Chapel Hill Magazine's 2014 Best of Chapel Hill and Indy Week's 2014 Best of the Triangle  nominations! Check out which Fearrington businesses shined this year and make sure to pick up your copy of Chapel Hill Magazine and Chapel Hill Weekly this week! Chapel Hill Magazine's Best of Chapel Hill 2014 Best Upscale Restaurant (bronze): The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Chef (tied for gold):... Full Post >

The Accidental Pallbearer & The Dog Killer of Utica

My last recommendations (for now) are two books by Frank Lentricchia, The Accidental Pallbearer and The Dog Killer of Utica. Both feature Eliot Conte, a large, very strong, opera loving Melville scholar with impulse control problems. His father is local political fixer while his best friend Antonio, who is more like a brother and favored by his father, is Uttica's Chief of Police. Around this triangle revolve the two books. We first meet Eliot and Antonio as they sit in a... Full Post >

History With A Twist

I’m looking so forward to our event on Friday, June 27th at 2pm with Earl Swift and his book Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream. Why am I so excited, you may be asking, well, it’s because this is in my opinion this is the perfect storm of good narrative non-fiction. It’s a perfect slice of Americana as seen through the life of one car and its 12 owners, most notably its last, a large, profane, self-educated entrepreneur... Full Post >

Next Up Chris Pavone

As I was chatting with Zach Wagman, the editor for both of Chris Pavone's books The Expats and The Accident, over an event dinner we got on the topic of Chris Pavone and he wanted to know which I liked better. He leaned towards The Expats while I preferred The Accident. While I enjoyed The Expats I found the story a bit convoluted with a couple of holes that left me with questions which were cleared up in The Accident. Now I want to re-read... Full Post >

The Best Book Bets for Dad!

Looking for a surefire gift that Dad will love? Drop by McIntyre's Books and pick up one of these must-reads for Dad! He will surely chuckle, read and thank you for it later. Listed in no particular order... How to Traumatize Your Children: 7 Proven Methods to Help You Screw Up your Kids Deliberately and with Skill Ahhh, thanks Dad for the memories... King for the Day Crown Dad is more than king for a day, but unlike a book-- he can wear this sucker... Full Post >

Paul Sussman Trilogy

The suspense is finally over! You've been waiting for a recommendation and here is it: The first is an author, Paul Sussman, and ALL his books but especially his trilogy, The Lost Army of Cambyses, The Last Secret of the Temple, and The Labyrinth of Osiris, featuring Yusuf Khalifa, a detective in Luxor, Egypt. Each book begins with some historical event deep in Egypt's past that the sands of time cover up until now. As an amateur Egyptologist as well as a detective it's up... Full Post >