Blue Ridge Books
(828) 456-6000
428 Hazelwood Ave.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Our New Location

About Blue Ridge Books

Who are we?

Blue Ridge Books was established in 2007. We are Waynesville’s only independent bookstore specializing in new books. Our team enjoys hosting authors for weekend events. We also work collaboratively with area schools to supply students and teachers with their reading needs.

Where are we?

We are located in Hazelwood Village, just outside of downtown Waynesville, North Carolina. Our street is packed with quaint, independent shops and restaurants. You can spend an entire day with us and our neighboring merchants. We hope you pay our bookstore a visit. With hardwood floors, a tin roof and books galore, who couldn't be happy?

What do we offer?

At Blue Ridge Books, we carry fiction, non-fiction, regional books, children’s books, used books, a large selection of magazines and newspapers, and unique greeting cards. We are happy to special order books that we don’t have in stock at no additional cost.

Events at Blue Ridge Books

Minrose Gwin Reading and Discussion of Promise

Friday, March 16th at 1:00

Queen Auditorium at the Folkmoot Friendship Center

Event: Blue Ridge Books, the Haywood County Public Library and Folkmoot are hosting professor and author, Minrose Gwin, for a reading and discussion of her new novel, Promise. Promise addresses race and relationships in the South.
Where: The event will be held in the Queen Auditorium at the Folkmoot Friendship Center at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville.
Price: Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at Blue Ridge Books. The price of the ticket includes admission to the event, dessert and beverage, and a $10 coupon toward the purchase of the book.

Upcoming March Events

Book Signing.

  • Saturday, March 3 2:00pm - 4:00pm Charley Pearson
  • Saturday, March 10 2:00pm - 4:00pm Bill Everett
  • Saturday, March 17 2:00pm - 4:00pm Polly & Tom Davis
  • Saturday, March 24 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jacqui Letran (The Words of Wisdom by Teens series)
  • Saturday, March 31 2:00pm - 4:00pm Darryl Bollinger

Informal Storytime (for children ages two and under)

  • Monday, March 12 10:00am Book Babies

For more detailed information on each event, be sure to follow us on Facebook!




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Our Team


Jo - Owner

Jo enjoys watching movies from the 1930s and 1940s and likes to read thrillers.


Allison - Owner

Allison is obsessed with her flower garden and loves regional literature.


Mary - Bookseller

Mary went sky diving for her 50th birthday and enjoys suspense books.

Shelby - Bookseller

Shelby has a large collection of mugs to enjoy her favorite teas. She enjoys anything in the young adult section.

Christina - Bookseller

Christina collects geodes and sharks’ teeth and likes to read fantasy novels.


Ellese - Bookseller

Ellese is an avid softball player who loves to read paranormal romance novels.

Fun Facts About Blue Ridge Books


Opened Friday the 13th in July 2007.
Combines our resources with customer donations to purchase over 700 new books a year for Head Start students.
Offers required summer reading books from local school lists at a discount price to students.
Had an author drive through the front store window when delivering her books (no one was hurt).
Is the only place in Haywood County, N.C. to buy The Wall Street Journal.
Bestselling book in the store for ten years is Waynesville by Michael Beadle and Peter Yurko.