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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 sections on children's books, gardening, mysteries, and North Carolina authors. Discover upcoming author events, what's new in the bookstore, and so much more!

Lynne Hinton, Cara Black and more

Dear Gentle Reader, July is around the corner, and we wanted to give you a heads up for the entire month of what will be happening around McIntyre’s. Before we hand over June’s baton, though, we are ending the month with two very strong events this weekend.   Saturday, June 30 at 11am Liese O’Halloran Schwarz, The Possible World A richly compelling and deeply moving...



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Yoga Frog, Renée Ahdieh and more

Dear Gentle Reader, A big weekend coming up for the younger set. Middle grade book clubs, yoga for the young’uns, and a young adult discussion. Looking forward to a fun time and will cap the weekend off with our monthly NC Poetry Society reading! We are at the ready to help navigate your summer reading lists for you and your favorite camper, so pop in this weekend. Thursday, June 21st...



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Andrew Lawler, Virginia Willis and more

Dear Gentle Reader, School is out for most students this week. We want to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to our Ready Readers campaign to get books into the hands of rising third graders. The books have been delivered to schools and in the hands of their intended recipients! It is so important to keep your kids engaged with reading over the summer. Have kids going off to camp?...



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Storytimes, David Sedaris and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Volunteer Wrappers Needed! Come by McIntyre's on Friday, May 25th from 11am-1pm to help package up our Ready Readers books for Chatham County students. No sign-up necessary--just drop by for some fun and camaraderie. And a hearty thank you to all who donated to our Ready Readers project where we give to every rising third grader in the Chatham County public schools a book...



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David Sedaris, Stacy McAnulty and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Hello summer! We kick off June with not a splash, but rather a cannonball. Friday night David Sedaris visits McIntyre’s for the first time. With several fans among our staff, we have read Calypso and LOVED it. Friday night promises to be fabulous. While his event in the barn is very nearly sold out - you can come get in line after the event (around 7:30pm) and...



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Kevin Powers, Paula McLain and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Sarah, Johanna and Anna have been working overtime to get their kids’ line up ready for summer. They have a writing workshop, book clubs, and other cool events lined up. So much to tell you about that we will be sending out a separate newsletter with all the deets, so stay tuned! Last call for Ready Readers. We are moving full speed ahead with our plans to give each...



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Kevin Powers, Sisters in Crime and more

Dear Gentle Reader, A final call to action for this school year! We are looking for 16 sponsors to help us supply reading to rising third graders. To help Ready Readers, we are asking for $25 per sponsorship. The goal is to give every rising third grader in the Chatham County public school system a book of their own to take home over the summer. To help sponsor a classroom, please call the...



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Paula McLain, Kevin Powers and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Thank you so much to all who came out to celebrate their independents and visited your local independent bookstore. We had giveaways, Mr. Billy played the guitar, and just so appreciated visiting with our guests. We are going to continue our big hit sale though next Monday, so in case you missed it, you can still visit our tables of 50% off books. Mysteries, cooking,...



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Independent Bookstore Day, Children’s Book Week and more

Dear Gentle Reader, This Saturday is, as proclaimed by Governor Roy Cooper, Independent Bookstore Day in North Carolina. Show us some love and show off your independence by visiting your local bookstore. We at McIntyre’s are marking the day with a blow out sale. 50% off select titles and gift items, Also around the Village this Saturday, a trunk show at Dovecote with Lisette L and Brian...



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Cecile Richards, David Sedaris and more

Dear Gentle Reader, Big weekend coming up at McIntyre’s. A triple header on Saturday followed by the ticketed Cecile Richards event, Make Trouble, in the Barn on Sunday. She will discuss her memoir Make Trouble with UNC’s Michele Tracy Berger. Tickets to attend the event are still available. Call the bookstore 919.542.3030. Saturday’s 11am event with Bren McClain is...



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