Nancy Olson and LitKid at the Raleigh Medal of Arts ceremony where Ms. Olson was honored for her contributions to the community.

My favorite book nook is Quail Ridge Books & Music. It is an independent and locally owned shop. The mastermind behind this is none other than Nancy Olson. The people at Quail Ridge are always thinking of the needy, hosting book drives and the popular holiday Angel Tree. You buy a book for a boy or girl of a certain age. It is delivered to them. Ms. Olson has been mentioned in numerous magazines and none other than The News & Observer, plus she won an NCA award (North Caroliona Arts). She has authors from Megan McDonald to Tony Diterrlizzi come to her shop. It is still up & running successfully  today. I am good friends with Ms.Olson myself. Mr.Olson is really fun too. For more information on the shop, hours, Miss Nancy and upcoming events, go to

(Here is PT 2, my mom’s Quail Ridge review.)