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McIntyre's Books

one of the south's most celebrated independent bookstores

McIntyre’s Books, proudly an independent bookstore since 1989, is located in Fearrington Village. Offering a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on children’s books, cooking, mystery and local authors, McIntyre’s is a community staple in Chatham County and nearby Chapel Hill. Beyond its book offerings, the bookstore hosts nearly 150 author events annually, giving local and nationally recognized authors a platform to share their stories.

Managed by Keebe Fitch, over the past 28 years, McIntyre’s has developed one of the largest author events programs in the South and continues to offer specialized event series, such as the Cooks & Books events, in addition to weekly author readings.

“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.” – Author Alexandra Fuller

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Last holiday season, McIntyre's Books shared holiday cheer with Chatham County students through their Reindeer Reader program, gifting more than 1,200 kindergarten and first grade students in Chatham County with a book to take home over the holidays. Generous sponsors of the...

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Meet the Team

Keebe Fitch, Manager & Event Coordinator

Keebe first opened McIntyre’s in 1989. Daughter of R.B. and Jenny Fitch, Fearrington’s creators, Keebe has been a part of the Fearrington family business since the early 1980s. When R.B. felt that an independent bookstore would be an ideal addition to Fearrington’s growing Village Center, he turned to Keebe to put it all together. In addition to earning a BA in History from UNC, she also received an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2003.

Pete Mock, Book Buyer & Mystery Guru

Pete calls them as he reads them. He came to McIntyre’s Books in 1995 and has developed a reputation for recommending lesser-known mystery authors and often-missed authors from other genres. He’s never short on opinions but is willing to back up what he has to say. Customers come in and call regularly to check on what he’s reading and make plans accordingly!

Sarah Carr, Children's Book Buyer

With 30 years of experience selling books, including being a longtime employee at McIntyre’s, Sarah was an obvious choice to take over the role of Children’s Book Buyer. If you need assistance with selections for children, she is your go-to source. Sarah lives in Pittsboro with her husband and two sons.

What People Are Saying

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

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.

Best of Chapel Hill, Best Bookstore

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

Best of the Triangle Local Bookstore Finalist

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

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