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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!

A Very Happy New Year

According to a Harvard study, it turns out that a wandering mind is the leak in your happiness bucket. Mindfulness creates a state of flow and well-being. Happiness is found by anchoring your thoughts in the present moment, even if you are at the dermatologist. When your focus needs more focus, here are six ideas. One: a set of sharp, bright pencils and a coloring book. I saw that eye roll. Yes, this is new-agey; I have no comeback. But it works. Two: a brand new journal. Write down... Full Post >

2016 Staff Favorites

There were so many great books to choose from in 2016, but I put everyone’s feet to the literary fire until they coughed up just one pick. Keebe went with Lee Smith’s Dimestore: “wonderful snippets from the life of one of my favorite authors.” After a long awkward pause during which Pete struggled with some deep-level Sophie’s Choices, he finally picked The Sellout by Paul Beatty: “after twenty years, people are finally noticing how talented this guy is.” Mouse called The... Full Post >

Donald Davis & CORA

Master storyteller Donald Davis filled the Fearrington Barn on Saturday and Sunday, delighting audiences with his annual holiday yarns. McIntyre's is always honored to be the finale of Mr. Davis's annual nation-wide tour! In its 25th year with McIntyre’s Books, Davis’ performances raised critical relief for CORA, Chatham County’s Food Bank: over $1,000 was raised and over 1,500 pounds of canned goods were donated over the weekend. McIntyre’s owner Keebe Fitch looks forward to... Full Post >

Supporting Chatham County Schools

This holiday season, McIntyre's Books shared holiday cheer with Chatham County students through their Reindeer Reader program. Since Giving Tuesday, more than 1,500 students will receive a beginning reader book to take home over the holidays. Generous sponsors of the program gifted $40 donations to purchase books for a classroom of kindergarten and first-grade students.  "The gift of literacy is irreplaceable and benefits us all,” says Bookstore Manager Keebe Fitch. “Sarah Carr, our... Full Post >

Holiday Helpers

With all of the gift wrapping, holiday shopping and yule tide cheer, we've found there are a few things we tend to forget in our merriment each year. To prepare you for the happiest season of all, we've stocked our favorite items to have on hand at McIntyre's Books! See our list of items not to miss below! The season of giving means lots of beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree. Don't lose track of those presents, pick up quirky and fun gift tags at the bookstore. And for the gifts you... Full Post >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >