NetWest Open Mic

The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, December 13th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. for a 10-minute reading session. The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state.  They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. For more information please visit their website.

Holiday Catalog - SALE !

2013 Holiday Catalog Cover



For each book purchased from our holiday catalog, get 40% off any second book of equal or lesser value that we have on our shelves. Our bookcases are groaning under the weight of the thousands of books we have in stock. There's something for everyone on your gift list, not just the avid readers. Are you stumped for an idea? We’re here to help. Ask your friendly local booksellers for suggestions. 

21st Annual Giving Tree

Our 21st Annual Giving Tree will wrap up when we close at 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 21st. 

We have partnered with local service agencies who have offered anonymous lists of children in need this holiday season. You can help by providing that child with the gift of a good read.  Come by the store and select an ornament from our Giving Tree and match-up a book for the age, gender and language listed.

Download Audiobooks

Libro.fmWe've partnered with to bring you a top-notch option for digital audiobooks. Take a look at our large catalog of recorded books at 

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