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



July 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Holly Kays - Shadow of Flowers

Shadows of Flowers is a debut novel about love, loss and the power of place. It follows the story of Virginia native Dana Stullman, whose world turns upside down when her boyfriend dies in a car accident. At 22, she finds herself moving across the country to escape reminders of the tragedy and the life that preceded it.
Holly Kays is a writer and journalist who makes her home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Having earned more than 20 state and national awards during her news reporting career thus far, she covers a range of topics for the regional newsmagazine The Smoky Mountain News.
July 21st
Michael Cody - Gabriel's Songbook

Moving between the landscapes of fictional Runion, North Carolina, and Nashville’s Music Row, Gabriel’s Songbook follows a songwriter and singer through his search for fame and belonging. As he juggles ambition, love, and occasional despair, he finds that his dream of success and his love of music become increasingly at odds.

Book Signing.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2:00pm - 4:00pm Charles A. Van Bibber Valentine’s Day: A Marine Looks Back
Valentine’s Day: A Marine Looks Back is Van Bibber’s memoir of his time in Vietnam. Many memoirs rely only on what the author remembers years later. Van Bibber chose to only share those memories that he could verify using his correspondence home that his family saved and recently declassified Marine Corps reports. The author often speaks to veterans groups and is currently working on a memoir detailing what happened after he returned to the states.
  • Saturday, June 7th 2:00pm - 4:00pm Jessica Wright Guardians of Mirra
Wright is a graduate of Pisgah High School and Brevard College. Through the Portal is the first book in the Guardians of Mirra series. This young adult fantasy begins with the story of four runaway foster kids who live in an abandoned apartment in Asheville. A mysterious girl leads them into another world where the adventure begins.

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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.