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Founder, former owner of Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books dies

Posted March 27

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— Nancy Olson, the founder and former owner of Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books, died Sunday morning after a three-year battle with kidney disease, according to a statement from the current owner. Olson owned the popular shop for 29 years.

"Her love for literature and music, combined with her warm and expansive personality, inspired and influenced a literary Renaissance in the Raleigh community and was felt well beyond it," according to a statement.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In December, Quail Ridge Books announced plans to relocate to the North Hills shopping center in Raleigh. The independent bookstore was located in the Ridgewood Shopping Center off of Wade Avenue in Raleigh.

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