Educator Celebration

We want to cordially invite you to join us for our second annual Educator Celebration!

For 33 years Quail Ridge Books has enjoyed a long and valued relationship with local schools and educators. We want to continue to support and invest in the strong growth and development of our students and local community that starts with our educators. With this in mind, we wish to express our appreciation to the teachers, administrators, media specialists and support staff who are on the front lines striving to improve student achievement, both academically and personally.

The Educator Celebration will be held at Quail Ridge Books in North Hills, Friday, September 29 from 4:00 to 8:00PM and Saturday, September 30 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

Each participating educator, faculty, and staff member who RSVPd to us by September 18th will receive:

  • Complimentary tote bag

  • Free book

  • $10 Gift Card to QRB for personal or professional purchases during the event

  • Refreshments

  • And more!

We also invite attendees to enter their school in a drawing to receive a carefully chosen selection of books valued at $500.00 for the winning school's library.

As part of the Educator Celebration, special guest author Kelly Starling Lyons will launch her new Jada Jones series at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 30. Written by Ms. Starling-Lyons and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, the Jada Jones series comprises early reader chapter books recommended for ages 6+. Children who attend the launch party can participate in a creative craft, enjoy treats and enter a drawing for Jada Jones door prizes. Tickets to the signing line that follows Ms. Starling-Lyons's presentation are available here.

If you did not RSVP by September 18, you can still attend, have refreshments, enter the drawing for books, and hear more about what Quail Ridge Books has to offer you. Please RSVP here and, if you have any questions, you can reach out to us by phone at 919-828-8777 or by email at