In Search of Mayberry: A Guide to North Carolina's Favorite Small Towns
by Scott Dickson
This oversized, 116-page paperback, released in 2005, is excellent reading for any fan of Mayberry, Mount Airy, and small towns in general, especially those located in North Carolina. Here's what the publisher has to say about it: "Written and photographed by Pffaftown, N.C., native and Winston-Salem Journal veteran Scott Dickson, In Search of Mayberry is a fascinating look into some of North Carolina’s most celebrated and loved small towns. If you are an "Andy Griffith Show" fan, you are sure to enjoy this material.
Dickson focuses on small town values and beliefs and guides the reader through 12 towns and villages--centering his pictures and descriptions on the town and its history. Featured in Mount Airy is tourism, such as Snappy Lunch, Floyd’s Barber Shop, the Visitor’s Center, and other Mayberry landmarks." If you've ever looked for Mayberry, or want to, or if you just want to read about Mayberry-style towns and one man's quest to find them, this book is definitely for you. And even if you don't like to read, it has tons of photos!
NOTE: There's the slightest curving/crease on one corner of the copy we have left. But that's countered by this copy also being autographed and dated (2006) by the author.