Author Julie Anne Lindsey Tells Us Why She Loves West Virginia

By Julie Anne Lindsey   My deep and abiding love for West Virginia has been a lifetime in the making. The result, no doubt, of countless weekends and vacations spent in the Wild and Wonderful state. I learned everything I needed to know about life during those long and lazy trips, all courtesy of my … Continue reading Author Julie Anne Lindsey Tells Us Why She Loves West Virginia

Fearrington Village’s McIntyre’s Books In Pittsboro, NC

by Chika Gujarathi   In what seems like a page out of a storybook, McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, North Carolina, is quite easily one of the most magical book stores one may ever encounter. Located in Fearrington Village, an English-inspired community on a former dairy farm, it is not unusual to pass a few grazing … Continue reading Fearrington Village’s McIntyre’s Books In Pittsboro, NC

Author Karen White Talks Mississippi, Coca-Cola And The Ghosts of Charleston

by Karen White   I’m one of those people who believes it’s time to throw on a sweater if the temperature drops below seventy degrees. This might stem from those long car rides each summer from up north down to the Mississippi Delta to visit my mother’s family.  My dad, raised during the Great Depression in … Continue reading Author Karen White Talks Mississippi, Coca-Cola And The Ghosts of Charleston

Four Most Anticipated Southern Cozy Mysteries of Fall 2019

Fall is almost here, and so are some of our favorite cozy mysteries! We can hardly wait for their release dates to arrive so we can read - or listen to - some of the best cozy mystery authors latest works. We've got an enchanted bakery in Savannah,  autumn in the Outerbanks, a West Virginia … Continue reading Four Most Anticipated Southern Cozy Mysteries of Fall 2019

Seven Bookstores To Visit In NC’s The Outer Banks

by Nikki Terpilowski On one of my recent trips to the Outer Banks during the off-season, I went solo and with the express purpose of visiting every single book store in the area. Fortunately, I was able to visit all but one store on my list which was closed that day. The commonality between all … Continue reading Seven Bookstores To Visit In NC’s The Outer Banks

Celebrate The Fourth Of July With Ten Books About Our US Armed Forces

By Megan Cummins The Star Spangled Banner. Fire engine sirens and children laughing while chasing candy tossed from parade floats. Red, white, and blue flags, streamers, banners, and pennants. A sulfur tang in the air and God Bless America on the speakers as fireworks explode in the night sky.  But behind the sparklers, under the … Continue reading Celebrate The Fourth Of July With Ten Books About Our US Armed Forces

Twelve Books About The American Revolution

Let's celebrate America's independence by remembering the reason for the season. Fourth of July has become a fun summer celebration of cookouts, fireworks and pool parties, but it's also a remembrance of how America unified and overcame great obstacles to free itself from England to become its own country. The American Revolution is not a … Continue reading Twelve Books About The American Revolution

Three Most Anticipated Southern Domestic Suspense Novels This Summer

Summer is a popular time to make short work of those to-be-read piles that have been stacking up all year long. And while some bookworms love to reach fun romances or women's fiction set at the beach, some bibliophiles prefer the fast-paced, heart racing, page turning effects of domestic suspense. We've compiled an exciting list … Continue reading Three Most Anticipated Southern Domestic Suspense Novels This Summer

Sixteen Biggest Southern Fiction Releases Of The Summer

By Megan Cummins At our house, summertime means sunny afternoons with a book on my front porch, bare feet running through the sprinklers, my Nanny’s homemade, hand-cranked banana ice cream (as kids, we used to fight over whose turn it was to crank that stubborn metal handle—as adults, we find it hilarious that kids are … Continue reading Sixteen Biggest Southern Fiction Releases Of The Summer

Six Southern Beach Reads You Need For The Summer

Summertime is almost here, and if you love books as much as we do, we know you're compiling your TBR stack for the summer. Well, guess what? We've done it for you, finding the perfect mix of romance, women's fiction and mystery - all southern fiction, all set at the beach and perfect for reading … Continue reading Six Southern Beach Reads You Need For The Summer

An Interview with Helen Ellis, Author of Southern Lady Code

  by Rea Frey   Helen Ellis is the type of woman you immediately want as your friend. A sweet, well-mannered southerner who lives in New York, her thick drawl doesn’t hide how smart and sassy she really is. Case in point? When asked about her southern accent, she said it’s her best accessory. “It’s … Continue reading An Interview with Helen Ellis, Author of Southern Lady Code

Three Books To Read After You Watch The Kentucky Derby

By Megan Cummins    To Kentuckians, it’s simply ‘The Derby’. You may also have heard it called ‘The Run for the Roses’ or ‘The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports’. It’s the first stop on the journey to the American Triple Crown, but The Kentucky Derby is so much more than just a race. In … Continue reading Three Books To Read After You Watch The Kentucky Derby

Author Jenny Hale Explores The Common Culture Of The South

by Jenny Hale   The south is full of stories and people who like to tell them. That’s not to say that those in other locations don’t have stories to tell, but there’s something about living in the south that sparks my creativity and makes a narrative come alive for me. Maybe it’s the fact … Continue reading Author Jenny Hale Explores The Common Culture Of The South

We’re Reading Coffeehouse Knits by Kerry Bogert

by Chika Gujarthi It wasn’t long ago when cookbooks started layering personal essays with recipes as a way to evoke our interest beyond just the ingredients and methods. Using a similar spin is Kerry Bogert’s expertly curated Coffeehouse Knits - Knitting Patterns and Essays with Robust Flavor, which provides a perfect combination of know-how and … Continue reading We’re Reading Coffeehouse Knits by Kerry Bogert

The Story Behind Old Books On Front Street in Wilmington, NC

by Dianna Dames I noticed Old Books On Front Street about a year ago. It’s nestled towards the end of the shops on Front Street, closer towards Cape Fear Community College. They had a chalkboard easel set up on the sidewalk in front of the store that said, No one loves that old Kindle smell. … Continue reading The Story Behind Old Books On Front Street in Wilmington, NC

Getting Creative At Read With Me Bookstore In Raleigh, NC

By Anika Williams   I love downtown Raleigh with it's hustle and bustle, sights and the many spontaneous events that it hosts. Parades, street festivals, and arts and crafts shows are just a few that come to mind. Now that the weather is taking a turn for the warmer, I took my family and headed downtown … Continue reading Getting Creative At Read With Me Bookstore In Raleigh, NC

We’re Reading Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

by Angela Garrison Zontek Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis is a literary cocktail of hilarious insights, snark, and shockingly good advice—best consumed with a vodka lemonade (and a shortbread cookie). Helen Ellis is the beloved author of Eating the Cheshire Cat and American Housewife. In her latest book, Southern Lady Code, she speaks to her readers … Continue reading We’re Reading Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

A Visit To Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC

by Anika Williams   I’ve always loved books and I often seek the refuge of bookstores in my area. There is a mixture of big-box chain bookstores and independent bookstores in the greater Raleigh-area and I thought I'd visited them all. So I was pleasantly surprised when  I stumbled upon an independent bookstore in Wake … Continue reading A Visit To Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC

Our Three Favorite Bookstores In Raleigh, North Carolina

The capital city of Raleigh is host to good food, great shopping, interesting historical sites and a diverse collection of independent bookstores. Raleigh is fortunate to be able to sustain more than one bookstore and we're happy to support them all. Here's a look at three of our favorite bookstores in Raleigh. Quail Ridge Books … Continue reading Our Three Favorite Bookstores In Raleigh, North Carolina

We’re Reading No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker

by Anika Williams Don't marry into murder. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished is the second book in the Seaside Café Mysteries series by Bree Baker. Set in a coastal community, it’s a fabulous breezy mystery for anyone looking for a little fun with a side of danger. Tea shop owner, Everly Swan is back home in Charm, North … Continue reading We’re Reading No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker

Five Best Bookstores In North Carolina

North Carolina has so many wonderful bookstores, it was a real challenge to find the best of the best. But we've come up with an excellent selection of bookstores that are bound to please even the finickiest of book lovers. With curated book collections, helpful staff and creative spaces, we think you'll agree these are … Continue reading Five Best Bookstores In North Carolina

Six Cozy Mystery Series Set In The South We Love

There's just something about a nice cozy mystery. If you've read one, or two or three, you know what I mean. They are a bit addictive with the cute town, eccentric cast of characters and mysteries you want to solve for yourself. And let's not forget the themes! It's so entertaining to read a story … Continue reading Six Cozy Mystery Series Set In The South We Love

Best Southern Fiction of 2018

With so many good books to choose from, we wanted to keep it simple for you. Here are four of the best examples of southern fiction published in 2018. Well reviewed by critics and readers alike, these stories set in the south are sure to resonate with us. If you read one, let us know … Continue reading Best Southern Fiction of 2018