Boone, NC

Appalachian State University in the mountain town of Boone, NC, has a very cool bookstore--modern, shining and new, as is the rest of the campus. It is a thriving enterprise, and one of the few independently run university bookstores that remains these days.  The buyer, Bill Pillow (pictured below), is one of a trio of legendary book buyers that also includes Bill Verner and David Felton, both currently at Duke University. At one time, they all worked together at The Regulator, DurhamNC’s celebrated indie bookstore. As many in the book business will affirm, once you start, whether it’s on the publishing side or the bookselling side, it gets into your soul and you just don’t want to do anything else!


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