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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Former Poet Laureate Fred Chappell to speak Aug. 24

Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Fred Chappell will read from his newest book, “Familiars: Poems,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Blue Ridge Books, located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. A Canton native, novelist, poet and professor, Chappell earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees at ...
Learn about gardening with native plants Aug. 23

The three authors of "Seasons in a Wildflower Refuge" will speak at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Blue Ridge Books. Janet Lilley, Linda McFarland and Dan Pittillo worked together to put in print the history of the Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake Junaluska, including biographies of its four ...
Ashley English to give talk on 'Homemade Gatherings' ...

Meet and talk with Ashley English, known for her website, “Small Measures,” and her series of books on homemade living at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Blue Ridge Book, located at 152 S. Main St., Waynesville. English will present ideas from her newest book, “Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts ...
Don't miss upcoming author events at Blue Ridge Books

Upcoming Author Events at Blue Ridge Books — Rose Senehi, 3 p.m. Saturday, July 5 Senehi will read from and discuss her newest novel, "Dancing on Rocks." "Dancing on Rocks" weaves through a network of memories, secrets and mutual dependencies twisting through an isolated community of 112 at the ...
Veteran to sign his Marine memoir

In honor of Memorial Day, local author Charles A. Van Bibber will be signing copies of his book, “Valentine’s Day: A Marine Looks Back,” at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. The book is an account of his experience as a young Marine sent to Vietnam in 1968. This book will grant civilians insight ...