Essential Reading for Locals
Reading 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.
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.
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!*
Andrea Reusing is the James Beard award-winning chef of local Chapel Hill restaurant Lantern -- home of delectable food and impeccable cocktails.
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.
Another Chapel Hill institution! Bill Smith reflects on his 30 year career at Crook's Corner and provides some delicious recipes along the way.
Essays about renowned chef Edna Lewis.
Written by music critic and local N&O journalist David Menconi. We can't wait.
Get out there and hike!
Written by three botanists, all with ties to the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill.