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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Appalachian Novel--Meet the Author

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Eric S. Brown--Local Author

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