Lori Fisher purchased the Quarter Moon just after it’s inception in May 1995, never imagining the business evolving into the shop it is today. She is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota and retired from the mortgage banking industry when her daughter was born. Her daughter, Lauren (aka Lolly), was her first and best employee at the age of 9! She continues as an invaluable business advisor to her mom, as she develops her own career in the public health industry in the Raleigh area. Lori is married to Charles Fisher and enjoys caring for her 4 dogs, 2 cats, 3 feral cats and 1 cockatiel named Cookie.




Quarter Moon Bookstore originated in May, 1995 in a small space at 625B S. Anderson Blvd. in Topsail Beach. The name was inspired from an EmmyLou Harris title “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town”,  In 1999, Quarter Moon moved to a building of its own up the street and has evolved from there. Books are the heart of the business, but clothing, gifts, stationery, coffee and wine subsidize the book habit!