Some people may prefer e-readers and tablets over print books, but for many, there is still something special about browsing a brick-and-mortar bookstore to find an in-print book. Luckily, there are several locally owned bookstores within minutes of our apartments near University of North Carolina.
Check out these nearby stores:
Students who are searching for rare books may find what they are looking for at Flyleaf Books. With both used and new inventory, the book store offers a place to relax and read. They also host special events, such as book clubs for adults and storytimes for kids. Locals call this place "charming," "full of spirit and character," and "a treasure trove of books."
Golden Fig Books, located in nearby Durham, focuses heavily on used books. However, they try to highlight diverse and local authors by displaying new books. Golden Fig came onto the scene in February 2019. The store's owner, David Bradley, is an alumnus of UNC Chapel Hill.
The Regulator Bookshop loves to support the learning process. Students and teachers get a 10-percent discount. Readers can search their inventory online before they take the time to go into the store. If the shop doesn't have a book in stock, staff members will order it. Customers also love their impressive magazine section.
Books Do Furnish A Room is more than just a bookstore. They also sell used comic books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. While this store doesn't focus as much on social events, such as clubs and book readings, they have a wide variety of books and other odds and ends. Customers have called this place "cozy and nostalgic."
Letters Bookshop is known for having many staff recommendations laid out. They also make a conscious effort to feature books with diverse authors and characters. Customers often comment on the interesting finds they come across in this shop.
If you are a book lover, you will not be disappointed by all of the bookstore options you can find around the neighborhood. If you're looking for your next home, contact us for more information about our Chapel Hill student apartments.