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 ceiling 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

We are so excited about the events for have planned for the author of Ernestine's Milky Way when she visits Haywood County later this month. This is a stunning children's book that tells the story of 5 year old Ernestine, who sets out on a journey to help a neighbor in Maggie Valley. She learns that she can conquer her fears and be a "big girl".

The inspiration for this book came from a story told by native resident, the late Ernestine Upchurch, about her childhood. The author, Kerry Madden-Lunsford, first met Ernestine after she published Gentle's Holler, a children's novel that was set in Maggie Valley. They remained close friends until Ernestine's death.Kerry will be doing programs for three local schools and and we'll host her for the three events below.

Joey's Pancake House -- Maggie Valley
Thursday, April 18, 8 am-noon

Book Signing!
Books can be purchased on sight

Nettie's Bakery -- Hazelwood Ave. in Waynesville
Friday, April 19, 3-5 pm
Afternoon Tea
Tickets must be purchased in advance.Call Blue Ridge Books at 828-456-6000 for tickets and more info.

Blue Ridge Books -- Hazelwood Ave. in Waynesville
Saturday, April 20, 3 pm
Reading, Music, and Book signing
This is a free event!

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.

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.