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one of the south's most celebrated independent bookstores

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Open Daily Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 10am-5pm 919.542.3030
Open Daily
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 10am-5pm
919.542.3030
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Local Furniture

McIntyre’s is the only official Gabby furniture dealer in the Triangle!

Proudly an independent bookstore since 1989, McIntyre’s Books offers a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on cooking, gardening, mystery and local authors.

Since Keebe Fitch opened McIntyre’s, we’ve hosted one of the largest author events programs in the South. Our event program includes weekly author readings and seasonal event series, such as Cooks & Books or Books & Beer.

McIntyre’s is located in Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill, NC. Drop by for a book recommendation from our seasoned staff or just to browse. We hope you’ll stay in touch by signing up for our weekly email updates, “liking” us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

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What People Are Saying

  • McIntyre’s voted Best Bookstore in Best of Chapel Hill Awards

    - Chapel Hill Magazine, 2016

    McIntyre’s voted Best Bookstore in Best of Chapel Hill Awards

    - Chapel Hill Magazine, 2016

  • Well, it’s official because I think I have seen nearly every bookstore in the world now (not really, but it… More >

    - Alexandra Fuller, Author

    Well, it’s official because I think I have seen nearly every bookstore in the world now (not really, but it feels that way) and your place is truly one of the most magical bookstores I have ever seen. It’s like the Willy Wonka dreamscape of bookstores.  The selection, the ambiance, the fireplace, the sofa, the nooks and crannies. Thank you for hosting me there on the eve of the winter storm. It was such a riot of an evening. Your readers are wonderful, generous, and courageous people. Thank you, thank you.

    - Alexandra Fuller, Author

  • Best of Chapel Hill, Best Bookstore

    - Chapel Hill Magazine, 2015

    Best of Chapel Hill, Best Bookstore

    - Chapel Hill Magazine, 2015

  • The staff and their personal recommendations are worth the trip. I liked the handwritten notes tucked into… More >

    - AFAR Magazine

    The staff and their personal recommendations are worth the trip. I liked the handwritten notes tucked into many of the books on their shelves.

    - AFAR Magazine

  • Best of the Triangle Local Bookstore Finalist

    - Indy Week, 2014

    Best of the Triangle Local Bookstore Finalist

    - Indy Week, 2014

  • McIntyre’s Books is one of those bookstores that’s impossible to leave empty-handed.

    - Publisher's Weekly

    McIntyre’s Books is one of those bookstores that’s impossible to leave empty-handed.

    - Publisher's Weekly

  • I can’t tell you how many times we’ve visited McIntyre’s and never wanted to leave.

    - Algonquin Books Blogger

    I can’t tell you how many times we’ve visited McIntyre’s and never wanted to leave.

    - Algonquin Books Blogger