Monday, September 6, 2010

Flyleaf Books

What it is: My husband and I used to love to find every bookstore that we could and spend hours searching the shelves and seeing what we could find.  Since having kids, we haven't really been able to do that.  We are usually in and out of the bookstore quickly with most of the time being spent at the train table.  So, we were thrilled to have the chance to explore a new bookstore and get to do it with our kids. 

Flyleaf books is a unique bookstore in Chapel Hill that sells used and new books of all types.  They also have frequent author visits to discuss their books.  The books that they carry seem to be unique and the store really strives to find interesting and quality books.  This holds true of their children's section as well.  They have a large selection of unique and quality books including many Caldecott and Newberry award winners and lots of books you wouldn't see anywhere else.  They also have a weekly storytime for preschool kids on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30, and they are starting a new storytime on the first Saturday of every month at 10am as well.  I can't wait to check them out.

What we liked: We loved their unique selection of books.  We had a great time hanging out in the kids' section and checking out all of the different titles, and my husband and I enjoyed taking turns heading out into the adult books and seeing what there was to see.  One of the best features about their book selection was little notes that were sticking out of quite a few of them.  These notes had advice, recommendations, and information about the books on them written by the store employees.  It was great to have that little bit of help and insight when we were looking through all of the books.  In addition, the kids' section is in a semi-private and contained corner of the bookstore surrounded by bookshelves, so it provides a nice little area for the kids.  The area also includes a nice big cushy chair for story reading and a kids' table and four little chairs.

We also liked their location next to Foster's.  I've only been to the Foster's in Durham, but I'd love to hang out at the bookstore for a little while and then head next door for a bite to eat at Foster's.  Sounds like a great day to me! 

I also like the fact that they bring in authors to visit, including children's book authors.  In fact, in the past they have had well-known author Lois Lowry into their store, so I can't wait to see who comes in next. 

What we would change: I'm really not sure what I would change.  It was a great bookstore.  I would definitely move it closer to Durham if given the chance.  Its location in Chapel Hill is a bit of a drive from Durham.

Website and other important information:


Address: 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone Number: (919) 942-7373

E-mail address:

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm


 1. Two views of the children's area

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