We have been so honored to host an incredible list of talented writers. Southern Pines is located in the central Piedmont part of North Carolina; only a 1-hour drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). We are also accessible through Charlotte (CLT), which is a 2.5 hour drive, and the Fayetteville Regional Airport, which is 45-minutes from Southern Pines.
In addition to our 3,000 square foot store, we have access to venues/auditoriums that can host 360, 800, or 1,600 guests with options for morning, luncheon and evening events. Our strong relationship with the community and the local media give us ample opportunity to market events. We have a monthly column and full page ad in Pinestraw Magazine (circulation: 15,000), as well as a guaranteed article for every event in The Pilot Newspaper (circulation: 12,500) and several print advertisements. Our digital presence is also robust on social media and beyond. We have thousands of Facebook fans and an e-newsletter with an average open rate of 30%.
We have local partnerships with the ESU, and many other charities and speaking organizations, including the public school system. Our “Authors in Moore Schools” program provides books to hundreds of students. So many authors have enjoyed their visit to our wonderful bookshop!
Recent Adult Authors: Gabrielle Zevin, Clyde Edgerton, Frances Mayes, Anthony Abbott, Wilton Barnhardt, Anne Barnhill, DeLene Beeland, Wiley Cash, Tara Conklin, William Conescu, Lucy Daniels, Jim Dodson, Therese Ann Fowler, Dorthea Benton Frank, Sandra Gutierrez, Allan Gurganus, Justin Kramon, Charles Lovett, Rebecca Lee, Kevin Maurer, Mary Alice Monroe, Carrie Morey, Richard Moss, Jason Mott, Robert Morgan, Jill McCorkle, Lynne Olson, James Patterson, Nancy Peacock, Paul Reid, Celia Rivenbark, Erika Robuck, Lee Smith, Sonya Sones, Nicholas Sparks, Becca Stevens, John Milliken Thompson, Andrea Weigl, Barbara Claypole White, Kayla Williams, Karen White, Roland Lazenby, Joe Miller, Ruth Moose
Children’s Authors: Brian Floca, T.A. Barron, Jan Brett, Matthew Cody, Susan Cooper, Sionya Sones, Judith Byron Schachner, Deron Hicks, Kelly Lyons, Sheila Turnage, Jacqueline West, Curtis Jubling, Jennifer, Choldenko, Andy Griffiths, C. Alexander London, Anna Dewdney
“Nothing like a day in the country! Thanks to The Country Bookshop for welcoming me last weekend in Southern Pines, NC. It's a great bookstore with lots of other cool stuff” -Ingrid Thoft
More about the area:
- Our County hosted the 2014 US Open Championships in Pinehurst
- Local Attractions: Moore County: The Home of American Golf
- The Town of Southern Pines
- Our Business Community: The Southern Pines Business Association
Here's a map of the Independent Book Sellers in the Piedmont Area of NC: