WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Kerry and Anne are awesome!

“Kerry and Anne are awesome, I love browsing around. They really have a nice selection of books, and always make you feel at ease while shopping…. I love that they will go out of their way to get a special order book.”

Karen Hawkins | Customer

Love this bookstore!

“Every time I go in there they have new jewelry that I have to have. My daughter loves the children’s area which includes books and toys and a table to play at while I look around. They have a great selection of books as well as many other unique gifts. Go check it out!”

Rosemary Allen |  Customer

This is a true hometown bookstore.

“The book and gift choices are thoughtfully hand-selected by people who love this community. You can also get excellent recommendations for local restaurants and places to visit while here. The Curiosity Shop Bookstore is a treasure in our town and we love supporting local business!”

Karah Thompson | Local Business Owner

Kerry and Anne are awesome!

“Kerry and Anne are awesome, I love browsing around. They really have a nice selection of books, and always make you feel at ease while shopping…. I love that they will go out of their way to get a special order book.”

Karen Hawkins | Customer

Love this bookstore!

“Every time I go in there they have new jewelry that I have to have. My daughter loves the children’s area which includes books and toys and a table to play at while I look around. They have a great selection of books as well as many other unique gifts. Go check it out!”

Rosemary Allen |  Customer

This is a true hometown bookstore.

“The book and gift choices are thoughtfully hand-selected by people who love this community. You can also get excellent recommendations for local restaurants and places to visit while here. The Curiosity Shop Bookstore is a treasure in our town and we love supporting local business!”

Karah Thompson | Local Business Owner

MEET ANNE & KERRY

We took over ownership of The Curiosity Shop in 2016, and have worked to establish our bookstore as a cornerstone of historic downtown Murphy, North Carolina.

Voracious readers since early childhood, we both have enjoyed a lifetime of adventure, intrigue, knowledge and inspiration through a world of good books. Today we are still passionate about the written word, and want to share our love of reading to help support a community of readers of all ages.  We like to provide a welcoming environment to encourage a healthy exchange of ideas, as well as providing an eclectic selection of books to share.

DID YOU KNOW?

We host two monthly book clubs through the Curiosity Shop Bookstore!

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ABOUT THE BOOKSTORE

"Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last." - Samuel Johnson

Local Economy

We strongly believe in supporting our local economy, and are always looking to expand our offerings of books, jewelry, art, and crafts from local and regional artists.

Community Service

A passion for community service has led us to establish relationships with charities and ministries in our area, particularly Thistle Farms, whose body care products provide opportunities for healing, sanctuary, and employment for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

Fair Trade

We’re committed to Fair Trade partnerships with organizations that represent craftspeople and artisans all around the world.  We are proud to support Ten Thousand Villages, I Thought of You, African Market Baskets, Sacred Threads and Anju Jewelry.

Founding Members

As founding members of the newly formed Murphy Business Association, we are engaged in working with other businesses to promote a vibrant economic community, by providing opportunities for education, networking, and special events for residents and visitors to our beautiful town.

STOP BY AND VISIT US!

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HOURS

10am until 5pm
Monday through Friday

10am until 4pm
Saturday

Closed Sunday

PHONE

(828) 835-7433

EMAIL

murphybookstore@gmail.com

LOCATION

43 Valley River Avenue
Downtown Murphy, NC

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