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.

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

Pete Mock, book buyer and mystery guru for McIntyre's Books, has compiled a list of his 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... 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 >

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 >