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Independent Booksellers & Publishers

Our LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS staff picks and best sellers

Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville

We’re proud to announce that you can now shop online! We offer a massive selection of titles available to ship to your door. Not only do we offer a great selection of books but audio books, music, and videos as well! Shipping is inexpensive and expedient options are available. Click here

City Lights in Sylva

Here’s what City Lights booksellers have been reading lately, as well as some of their old favorites. Please note, some of our older selections may show hardcover editions for titles which are now available in paperback. Click here

Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville

We have an eclectic selection, including a Children’s Section for the very young up to age 8 and a Tween Section. Customers tell us that we have a wonderful selection within each genre. We try to be a place where bookworms feel welcome and get social opportunities to meet other bookworms. Click here

Grateful Steps Publisher – Asheville

At Grateful Steps we routinely publish new books and new authors. We host programs, artist galleries and children’s events. We also take interns from the community on a volunteer basis.  If you have questions regarding anything we do, please contact us.  Click here

Highland Books in Brevard

We love to share our favorite books! Check the shelves in our store to find our blue “Recommendation” cards identifying our picks. And we have green “Recommendation” cards for you, our customers, to fill out with your favorite books. Click here

Malaprops in Asheville

With a staff of various artists, writers, activists, and just plain old bibliophiles, the staff recommendations section of our store is one of the more popular areas of perusal among visitors and regulars alike. Some you’ve heard of before and others you will hear about for the first time. Some you will never hear of again. Click here

Montford Books and More in Asheville

Stepping inside is reminiscent of “the way bookstores used to be,” according to one customer. Updated with a brighter interior, coffee bar and other amenities, the feel, nevertheless, remains the same: a comfortable cozy. With more than 20,000 gently used books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, music sheets and audiobooks, rarely does a visitor walk out without something that piqued their interest. Click here

Spellbound Children’s Bookstore in Asheville

Spellbound is an independent bookstore just for kids, featuring books for babies through teens. We carry primarily new books but also have a small section of used books and select non-book items that encourage reading and creativity, such as plush toys and posters based on classic book characters, bookmarks and bookplates, music, and educational toys and games. Click here

The Book Shelf in Tryon

The Book Shelf, a fixture in downtown Tryon, North Carolina, since 1952, offers national and regional bestsellers, an up-to-date children’s section, unique cards and gifts, along with friendly service and the best view from any bookstore in the Carolinas! Click here



SheVille Team

We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.

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