Curiosity Shop Bookstore

Curiosity Shop Bookstore


Signs of progress in Downtown Murphy NC!

-Murphy Lofts
-Curiosity Shop Bookstore
-Mimo's Ice Cream & Twisted Treats
-The Mason Bar
-RoseMari Apothecary & Thyme

Looking for Black Law Dictionary 4th Edition 1913, 1933, to 1957 - Henry Campbell Black
Came by. Says hours are tuesday- sat. Locked up. No sign.nothing on phone answere machine? Closed for good/emergency/seasonal????
Thank you so much to the Sponsors for the Jacob Bandy Benefit!!!!! Today was absolutely amazing!!!
The credit cards run were $915 total for some of the shirts and auction items, $1,010 cash from the auction and 20% of our sales was $548.40 but we rounded up to $550 so the total amount raised yesterday was $2,475.00 on our books. The Bandy family reported they made $500 in T-shirt sales and $480 in Bake Sale Profits for a Grand Total of $3,455 raised in ONE SINGLE DAY! We have such an AMAZING community! Thank you everyone who supported this event!
Bounce Houses: Jumpers Party Rentals LLC
Luxury Bathroom Trailer: You Dig It Septic and Cajun Royal Flush-Restrooms
VW Bug Photo Booth: 5 Petal Productions aka Brooke Pualani Haukea Hanna Swanson
Martial Arts Demontration: BMB Martial Arts, Fitness and Training
Auctioneers: Greg Huskins
Live Music: Hush Money & River Bradley Dixon
Mashburn Enterprises for loaning the Sound System (Preston) and Muscle (Holly)
Location: Konehete Park--thanks for letting us use the park & PeeWee Davis as well as Justin Hamby for helping us set up power
Wolf Creek Fire & Rescue Dept. - St. 23 Ranger Volunteer Fire Department, Culberson Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Murphy Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, & Valleytown Fire and Rescue
Promotion Help:
Cherokee County NC Chamber of Commerce
Murphy Business Association

Donors of Auction Items:
Glitz & Glamour
Salon 64
Walker Law Firm
BMB Martial Arts, Fitness and Training
Volt Nutrition
Rare Bird Emporium
Simply Sweet Baby Boutique
Serenity Mountain Gift Shop & Boutique
Southern Charm Spa'tique
Papa's Pizza To-Go Murphy
Valley River Brewery and Eatery
Grace Health Services
H & H Sports
Henn Theatre & Andrews Twin Cinema
Blue Moon Elise
Black & White Market
Curiosity Shop Bookstore
Old Tyme Towels
The Murphy Arts Center
Ritz Furniture
Xpress Yourself
Cherokee Guns
The Mason Bar
The Club Shoppe
Badcock Home Furniture &more
Muttigans Murphy
Mercier Orchards
Uniques of Murphy
Peaceful Trails
Carolina Crafting and/or Mike Herms
Anthonys Hair & Color Studio
water; bibles, books, & gifts -Christian Book Store
Elena Ortega-Artist
& Several other countless community individuals that lent their time and dedication today such as Cynthia Cindy Strykowski for making dozens of loaves of Zucchini and Banana Bread, Amanda Davis, who made the Banana Pudding that had rave reviews, and Tristan Hamby who donated desserts also! Katina Zenobi for documenting the event with photos with Any Day Photography by Katina! Thank you everyone who showed up to participate in the auction and other events! We absolutely have the best community in the entire world!

-Anyone we may have forgotten please let us know and we will add you to the list. Thank you everyone so much
can you and would you get these books please? Written by a NC author.
A big thank you to our Winners for Lighting up Murphy for A Very Murphy Christmas. Urban Salon & Spa, Turner & Company CPAs P.A., Simply Sweet Baby Boutique, Glitz & Glamour, Uniques of Murphy, Angels Landing Inn, Legends Steakhouse, and the collaboration of Curiosity Shop Bookstore and Mimo’s Ice Cream & Twisted Treats. And thank you to everyone who decorated and supported our downtown!

Stop by the Curiosity Shop Bookstore and help the Toys for Tots drive!
Check out our sweet little mountain featured in the July issue of Our State Magazine!

Black & White Market
The Daily Grind And Wine Murphy NC
Blue Moon Elise
Curiosity Shop Bookstore
Valley River Arts Guild - Murphy, NC
Valley River Brewery and Eatery
Bistro 29
ShoeBooties Cafe
Henn Theatre
Cherokee County Historical Museum
Appalachian Driving Experience
Red Brick Deli, Murphy, NC
Glitz & Glamour
Cherokee County Chamber Members Uniques of Murphy's Martha Brown, Valley River Brewery and Eatery, Black & White Market, The Daily Grind And Wine Murphy NC, Bistro 29, Red Brick Deli, Murphy, NC, Curiosity Shop Bookstore, ShoeBooties Cafe, are featured in the Welcome Home: Downtown section of Our State Magazine. Check it out.
Community Vision Forum for Downtown Murphy

Are you interested in the future of Downtown Murphy? Are you a Murphy-area business owner, resident, community stakeholder, or someone interested in the future of Downtown Murphy? Please attend our Virtual Vision Forum on Tuesday, February 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Last year the Town of Murphy was awarded a spot in the Downtown Associate Community (DAC) program coordinated by the North Carolina Main Street Office. This is a great honor for our town and means that Downtown Murphy is on a three-year path to become a Main Street Community. As part of this project, we need the community’s input to determine a shared vision of the future of Downtown Murphy. Community-wide ownership of the program is critical to its success!

At this forum, every participant will be asked to give their input to help us reach a shared vision for the future of Downtown Murphy. Please consider participating and sign-up today using the below registration button. This is an online, virtual event. Upon registration you will receive confirmation accepting your attendance.

Legends Steakhouse Henn Theatre ShoeBooties Cafe Luv N Mountain Soaps by Vera Marketplace Antiques Carolina Crafting Smoky Mountain Shooters Supply Murphy Xpress L**e King's Pharmacy Muttigans Murphy The Parson's Pub Bistro 29 Serenity Mountain Gift Shop & Boutique Glitz & Glamour Valley River Brewery and Eatery Red Brick Deli, Murphy, NC Herbal Butterfly Downtown Pizza Co. Murphy Chevelles Restaurant & Bar 66 Murphy Mountain Pets and Water Gardens Blue Moon Elise gallery 26 Urban Salon & Spa Black & White Market Curiosity Shop Bookstore The Daily Grind And Wine Murphy NC The Wherehouse of Murphy Murphy's Chophouse Perrone’s Neighborhood Grill Sunset Motel The MAC - Murphy Art Center Valley River Arts Guild - Murphy, NC Simply Sweet Baby Boutique RumorS Clothing Gifts & Accessories j. mills studio Jans Needful Things Visit Cherokee County

Meet The Grinch!! TODAY - Monday, Dec 21st
The Grinch will be hanging out in front of The Daily Grind And Wine, Curiosity Shop Bookstore , and Black & White Market from 11:30 - 1:30.

Take some pictures, stop in for something to eat or drink and finish your Christmas shopping while you're in downtown!

Wed 12.23 - The Trailer Hippies are back again! They will be "keeping it real with their down to earth vibe" and playing some mountain/folk, or what they call "homespun" music from 5-7pm!

Wine Slushie Wednesday!! Wine Slushies are on sale for $4.99 ALL DAY on Wednesdays!!
We will be closed for the remainder of the week.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope that you're enjoying time with your family like we are this Christmas!

Thur 12.24 - CLOSED
Fri 12.25 - CLOSED
Sat 12.26 - CLOSED
Sun 12.27 - CLOSED


NYE!! Ring In 2021!!!
What a year 2020 has been...

Come say BYE 2020 and Ring in 2021 with us at The Grind!!

Bring an effigy of a politician, or anything from 2020 that you'd like to "sacrifice" into the "burn" barrel to bring on a better 2021!!!

Thursday December 31st
4-5pm - "DJed" music
5-7pm - George & Andy + Steve
(George D Boothroyd, Andrew Ward, Steven Harper)
7 pm - Skype Dublin
* w/ Free Champagne toast
7-8pm - "DJed" music
8 pm - Head to bed or out to another NYE Event!

Attire: Pearls and Pajamas (formal on top, pjs on bottom)
OR Casual to Semi-Formal
We will be CLOSED Jan 1st - 3rd for Annual Inventory. We will RE-OPEN to kick off 2021 on Monday Jan 4th!!
Books. Books. Books! The gift that brings hours of enjoyment Curiosity Shop Bookstore

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Downtown Murphy Consumer Survey. This will help the Town of Murphy and Downtown Merchants plan for the future.

Murphy Business Association Cherokee County NC Chamber of CommerceVisit Cherokee County The MAC - Murphy Art Center Black & White Market The Daily Grind And Wine Murphy NC ShoeBooties Cafe Muttigans Murphy The Parson's Pub Bistro 29 Serenity Mountain Gift Shop & Boutique Glitz & Glamour Legends Steakhouse Henn Theatre RumorS Clothing Gifts & Accessories Simply Sweet Baby Boutique Herbal Butterfly Judy Bruce-Cruise Planners Carolina Crafting Curiosity Shop Bookstore Blue Moon Elise Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company WKRK Appalachian Driving Experience Luv N Mountain Soaps by Vera Cherokee County Historical Museum Perrone’s Neighborhood Grill King's Pharmacy McNabb Properties Red Brick Deli, Murphy, NC Downtown Pizza Co. Murphy Jan's Needful Things The Hackney Warehouse Downtown Lash & Spa The Wherehouse of Murphy Murphy Chophouse Chevelles Restaurant & Bar 66 Murphy Mountain Pets and Water Gardens Urban Salon & Spa V**e Station of Murphy Sunset Motel Murphy School of Dance Carolina Mountain Solar Smoky Mountain Shooters Supply Valley River Brewery and Eatery
Wed 10.28 - Come out to hear Andrew Chastain (of The Andrew Chastain Band ) playing his original country tunes! He'll be playing from 5-7 pm.
And Wine Slushies are on special tonight for $4.99!

Thur 10.29 - Come out for Gabe Myers playing a little bit of everything rock (oldies to today)! Music from 5-7pm!


Fri 10.30 - Halloween Disney Dress Up Night w/Sarah Ariel Bata
Don't miss Daily Grind barista Sarah Ariel Bata with her acoustic guitar and strong vocals from 5-7pm! Come dressed up as your favorite Disney Character and enjoy some of your favorite Halloween Songs, Disney sing-alongs from your childhood, and covers of all sorts of songs 70s, 80s, 90s and Now!!
There will be PRIZES for the best Disney Costumes!! A FUN night for the WHOLE FAMILY!

Sat 10.31 - We will be open from 8am-8pm with Trick-Or-Treating from 5pm-7:30pm! Food and drinks served all day. $4.99 Mimosas ALL DAY! Join us for another FUN night for the WHOLE FAMILY! Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween @ The Grind


Mon 11.2 - The Daily Grind will be CLOSED Monday Nov 2nd for Cleaning, Maintenance, and Staff Training. You will see us inside, but we won't be open. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause - but we'll be back open at 8 am on Tuesday!! To make up for it, the Curiosity Shop Bookstore will be open at 10 am and they will have Daily Grind Drip Coffee free of charge (please limit 1 per person).

Tues 11.3 - ELECTION DAY!! Show your "I voted" sticker and receive 10% off of any one coffee drink! (Please no political discussion about either Party, Thank you!)

We are a bookstore (new & used) and gift shop in downtown Murphy, NC, specializing in local crafts an Vince and Timi Godin, Proprietors


Fresh harvested chestnuts for sale! ONLY $5.00 a bag! Come and get them while they last!

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 06/03/2023

They are here and they are beautiful thanks to Artist Chris from CADD Graphics! And yes, they are lasered onto selected choice pieces of cherry, birch and poplar wood harvested right here from our amazing mountains! The pictures do not show the precise detail, you must come see for yourself!

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 02/14/2023

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Curiosity Shop!

We will be having a Kindness Challenge for the rest of this month! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots. $5 per heart and we will display them in our window for all to see!


Happy New Year! The Curiosity Shop will be closed from Jan. 4th through Jan. 30th. Many blessings to you and your families as we venture into 2023! See you in a few weeks


Merry Christmas everyone! The Curiosity Shop will be closed until 12/27. Stay warm!


Come on out and join us! Great fun for the kids!


Lots of choices!


Warmies are here! Come and get them!


What a great community we live in! Thank you for shopping with us and your kind words. Your support is very appreciated!


Come and get them while they last. Several colors to choose from - Scarves by Elizabeth, $28. We are open from 11-4.


We are back from vacation! We appreciate our customers and hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday


Hope to see you soon! Shop small business this season!


Today only, bring a new unwrapped toy for our box and get 20% off!!!!


Our TOYS FOR TOTS box is here! Help us fill it. Bring a new toy and drop it in, make the children sing and grin!


Thank you to our customers, we appreciate you! Don’t forget to shop locally for the holidays. This week all of our fall decor is 20% off! See you soon!


Curious Readers Book Club, please read below, Robin has arranged a meeting place! Thank you Robin!

Dear Fellow Readers,
I spoke to the Rare Bird Emporium staff and arranged for us to meet Tuesday, October 26th @ 4 pm. They close at 5; so we’ll need to keep it at an hour. If you’d like to order refreshment plan to arrive and order beforehand. The Emporium address is 680 Andrews Rd. Murphy, NC
Ph #(828)412-0607
Barbara has offered to bring a submariner to answer questions. Which I took her up on.
I think it will add to the discussion.
I hope by moving it back we can have a good attendance. I look forward to seeing you all a week from this coming Tuesday.
Robin Burnette
Sent from my iPad


Due to circumstances not under our control, our Curiosity Readers book club session will be canceled this month. We will resume our schedule next month!


We will be discussing this interesting book on Oct. 19th at The Curiosity Shop at 4:00. Come and join us! If you would like to order this book, call 828-835-7433 now!


Local Author David Andrew Westwood joined us in The Curiosty Shop for book signing last night during Art Walk. He left us some of his books that are signed by him so come and get one!


The Curious Readers Book Club will meet on Aug. 17th at 4:00. We have a couple more copies of this book if you would like to join us!


The Curious Readers will discuss “Educated” at 4:00 today! You still have time to make it!


The book of the month! We will be discussing this book at our next meeting on July 20th @ 4:00. Come and join us!


Joe Cobb Crawford is here tonight! Come and get an autographed book and meet him!


Hello everyone! Look…..we hope you can join in!
NOTE: The date for August should be the 17th, not the 16th!!


Look everyone!


Come to visit us! come enjoy with your friends and family!
Downtown Murphy NC

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 05/05/2021

The Curiosity Shop gives our condolences to family and friends of local author William Roy Pipes.

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 03/10/2021

“Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson - explained as an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of American life today.

“Later” by Stephen King - sometimes growing up means facing your demons.

Come and get them!!!!

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 03/05/2021

Are you into Steampunk? Check this out....hurry in, it won’t last long!

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 03/05/2021

Local Authors, Romance Novels, Historical Fiction, Biographies....we have them! Which one do you want?

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 03/04/2021

Congratulations to Zoie in 3rd grade, Ellie in 4th grade and Genevieve in 7th grade (The Learning Center). Our customers voted these three creative students as the “Kindness Challenge” winners! They will receive a free book of their choice! Stay tuned for more information on the poetry contest!


Come and see us!

Photos from Curiosity Shop Bookstore's post 02/13/2021

Kindness Art Challenge! The students from The Learning Center need your help! Come and vote for your favorite piece of art that says “kindness” to you!


Hello everyone! We will be delayed in opening today due to the ice on our road. Stay safe everyone!

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46 Valley River Avenue
Murphy, NC

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5am

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