Blue Ridge Books
Contact: Allison Lee
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: 828-456-6000
Hours: Seven Days a Week, 8 am - 6 pm, Winter Hours

Our Cafe

Artisan Roasted


Our coffee is freshly roasted and shipped to us from the award-winning and highly regarded North Carolina based Counter Culture Coffee.  We sell bagged versions of the coffee we serve here, so you can enjoy it at home as well!



We serve dozens of different drink combinations, from espresso based lattes, to fruit smoothies, and blended frozen drinks.  We also have specialty drinks such as Italian sodas, chai lattes, and more.


Rishi Tea

We are proud to serve the world's most award winning tea brand, Rishi, many of which are fair trade and organic selections.  We are happy to make you a single cup or we can bag an ounce or more of tea for you to take and brew at home!


Bruegger's Bagels

We serve freshly made, high quality Bruegger's Bagels.  We have Blueberry, Everything, Plain, Rosemary-Olive Oil, Sesame, and Whole Wheat.   We offer different varieties of cream cheese, jam, and peanut butter.


Baked Goods

We have many baked in-store fresh goodies such as scones, chocolate croissants, and four varieties of cookies.  We also serve freshly made cakes, muffins, and more!


Wi-Fi and Seating

We offer free Wi-Fi for customers and plenty of seating to enjoy your coffee, books, or newspapers.  Check out our cozy event room with arm chairs, tables, and a couch to enjoy.

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Learn to make a journal on Nov. 16

Blue Ridge Books invites the public to learn how to make their own sketch book/journal/blank book 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the store, located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. Participants will make a small 16-48 page journal, plus cover, using simple sewn construction. The construction of ...
Ron Rash will read from his new book Nov. 8

Blue Ridge Books will host Ron Rash at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Rash will read from his new book, available Nov. 4, entitled "Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories." Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel "Serena," in addition to four ...
Sharyn McCrumb returns Oct. 25

These are just a few reasons why we love author Sharyn McCrumb: — Our customers love her. — Her books keep you turning pages until the end. — She is Appalachian to her soul and so are her books. — She is serious about getting the history right. — She is as gifted a speaker as she is a writer. — ...
Learn to make a handmade journal Oct. 19

Blue Ridge Books invites the public to make a journal using the Japanese stab binding technique at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the bookstore. This workshop is designed for those who have never made their own sketch book/journal/blank book before and would like to learn how to make a sewn, ...
Meet Sharyn McCrumb Oct. 25

Sharyn McCrumb will read from her new novella, "Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past," at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Blue Ridge Books. Her new book is a real treat for readers who are already fans of Nora Bonesteel and Sheriff Arrowood. The book is available at Blue Ridge Books. The first 25 copies ...