As a publisher based in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) we are proud to have a very good working relationship with our local book sellers. An area’s local book sellers are a treasure chest of not only books, but staff who know their titles, authors and subjects. Need a recommendation? Ask someone on the staff of a local, independent book seller and you’re not only likely to get a longer than expected list, but you’ll get it with the enthusiasm and drive of someone who loves books as much as you do.
The Triangle is home to some fantastic independent book stores. Our friends over at WUNC’s “State of Things” recognize this as well. Last week host Frank Stasio interviewed Nancy Olson, founder and owner of Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh.
Just how good is Quail Ridge Books and Music? Good enough to win the 2001 Publisher’s Weekly Bookseller of the Year Award the PW award given to the best book seller in the entire USA.
Stasio spoke with Nancy about her career as a book store owner and her experiences with authors over the years. It’s an enjoyable, insightful interview, regardless of where you live. You can five it a listen at the “State of Things” archive page for “Meet Nancy Olson.”