Bassett Chairman to Speak at Quail Ridge Books

Quail Ridge Books will host a discussion and book signing with the chief executive of one of America’s most successful furniture companies as he shares his plan for making your business – and America itself – stronger.

Tuesday, June 21, 7 pm

JOHN BASSETT, Making It In America: A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home

As chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., Bassett successfully battled to save hundreds of jobs and an entire Virginia community under the pressures of foreign competition and politics of globalization. But saving 700 jobs wasn’t enough. He has a plan to save countless more American jobs – and he wants to share it.

Want to know more about the man his friends call “JB3?” After reading his book, check out Beth Macy’s Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an America Town. (Little, Brown & Co., 2014)

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

For more information, contact Rene Martin or Publicity Assistant Beth Grace at or 919-828-1588


Quail Ridge Books is an independent shop with a friendly, knowledgeable staff dedicated to providing the best in customer service. Founded in 1984 by Nancy Olson, the store provides a wide variety of carefully selected books, events, discussion groups and town hall meetings. Owner Lisa Poole bought the store in 2013 and is dedicated to keeping it local!

Our Readers’ Club, at a low cost of $15 per year per household, offers discounts and special sales. Our community outreach includes fund raising and arranging for children’s authors to visit schools. QRB’s School & Institutional Sales Department provides excellent service and competitive discounts. Our Music Department specializes in classical and traditional music and presents a diverse program of free concerts.