Essential Reading for Locals

Perfect for those who are new to town, as well as the folks who have been here all along. Learn about North Carolina history, politics, food, music, basketball, and the natural landscape.

Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807072097
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Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 1999

Every North Carolinian should know Pauli Murray's story, but Proud Shoes, her biography of her parents' and grandparents' lives, should be required reading for locals. See also Murray's memoir Songs in a Weary Throat and learn why the UNC History Department just voted to rename its building after Murray.


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Unc A to Z: What Every Tar Heel Needs to Know about the First State University Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781469655833
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 13th, 2020

Flyleaf hosted UNC A to Z authors Cecelia Moore & Nick Graham for a virtual reading on 8/27/20. Watch the recording here!
*Orders for the book will come with signed bookplates!*


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Indecent Assembly: The North Carolina Legislature's Blueprint for the War on Democracy and Equality Cover Image
By Gene R. Nichol, William J. Barber II (Foreword by), Timothy B. Tyson (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949467277
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Published: Blair - April 14th, 2020

Flyleaf will host Gene Nichol for a virtual discussion of Indecent Assembly on 9/10/20. Register for the free event here.
*We have signed copies available!*


We Are Called to Be a Movement Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781523511242
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - June 9th, 2020

Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400083114
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Published: Broadway Books - May 3rd, 2005

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The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781469646527
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - December 10th, 2018

*Signed copies available!*


27 Views of Chapel Hill: A Southern University Town in Prose & Poetry Cover Image
By Daniel Wallace (Introduction by), Elizabeth Spencer (Contribution by), William Leuchtenburg (Contribution by)
$16.50
ISBN: 9780982077191
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Published: Eno Publishers - September 12th, 2011

My N.C. from A-Z Cover Image
By Michelle Lanier, Dare Coulter (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780865264991
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Published: North Carolina Division of Archives & History - January 15th, 2020

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Cover Image
By Don Tate, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781561458257
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - September 1st, 2015

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Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307463890
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 5th, 2011

Andrea Reusing is the James Beard award-winning chef of local Chapel Hill restaurant Lantern. In addition to being the home of delectable food and impeccable cocktails, Lantern is doing incredible work partnering with CHCCS Nutrition.


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Mama Dip's Family Cookbook Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780807856550
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 1st, 2005

Mama Dip's Kitchen is a Chapel Hill institution. Chef and owner Mildred Council combines recipes along with stories of growing up in North Carolina. See also her first book: Mama Dip's Kitchen.


Seasoned in the South: Recipes from Crook's Corner and from Home Cover Image
By Bill Smith, Lee Smith (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781565125506
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 20th, 2006

Another Chapel Hill institution! Bill Smith reflects on his 30 year career at Crook's Corner and provides some delicious recipes along the way.


Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original Cover Image
By Sara B. Franklin (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781469638553
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 13th, 2018

Essays about renowned chef Edna Lewis.


Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781469659350
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 19th, 2020

Coming October 2020! Written by music critic and local N&O journalist David Menconi. We can't wait.


Blue Blood II: Duke-Carolina: The Latest on the Never-Ending and Greatest Rivalry in College Hoops Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250193278
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 30th, 2018

Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781469645490
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 1st, 2018

The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316244626
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 1st, 2016

Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781493048526
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - June 1st, 2020

Get out there and hike!


Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (A Timber Press Field Guide) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781604697605
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Published: Timber Press - June 25th, 2019

Written by three botanists, all with ties to the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill.


Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647550684
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Adventure Publications - September 29th, 2020

New edition! Available October 2020.


Trees of the Carolinas Field Guide Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647550714
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Published: Adventure Publications - October 27th, 2020

New edition! Available October 2020.


Piedmont Phantoms Cover Image
By Daniel W. Barefoot, Scott Mason (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781949467147
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Published: Blair - October 15th, 2019

40 haunted tales from North Carolina's central region.