photo copyright 2008 by Michael Brantley
6754 E. Wilson St., PO Box 44
Fountain, NC 27829
Read Leanne Smith's article about RAF's proprietors in the NC Folklore Journal
Read Daniel Schram's review in the Independent of the Piedmont Melody Makers' April show at RAF
R.A. Fountain, General Store & Internet Cafe
Historic Downtown Fountain
Corner of NC 222 & US 258
Smack-dab in the middle of everywhere!

Click above for Fountain General Store's YouTube channel, or here for R.A. Fountain's YouTube channel.

R.A. Fountain Weather Page

Celebrate Marty Silverthorne Day with us on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 pm: FREE!
Our Christmas Card, above, features Shelby & Linda Stephenson & Les Sandy, singing in the rain in Fountain's Christmas parade a decade ago. Shelby, former NC Poet Laureate, will help Jaki Shelton Green, our new Poet Laureate, and others honor Marty by reading some of his poems -- and singing some songs.

Live entertainment!
Smoke-free, non-alcohol, family-friendly.
East Carolina's best place to
hear acoustic Carolina music.

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R.A. Fountain, Publisher

R.A. Fountain has published four books and a CD and is distributor of 20 other titles, most originally published by North Carolina Wesleyan College Press and individuals associated with that press.

RAF's most recent book is Ernest Walden's City Boys and Mountain Horses: True Adventures Roughing It in Washington's Colville National Forest. Our best seller is Alex Albright's The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy, which was a finalist for the 2014 Montaigne Medal, received a Silver Medal for "Best Interior Design" from the Independent Book Publishers Association, and a Peace History Book Award from the NC Society of Historian.

Titles published & distributed by RAF are available at our brick & mortar store at 6754 E. Wilson St. in downtown Fountain, or from RAF's secure store.

Some historical items on the town of Fountain, and on the Fountain store and other town-making enterprises.

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Where's R.A. Fountain?
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view RAF's current
Mail Art show


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R.A. Fountain, General Store, continues to celebrate the world of bluegrass music with this ongoing mail art exhibition, which opened in September 2014. Submissions remain open--we've recently received a package of art from students at Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey, and all can be viewed online. As with our 2006 mail art show, all entries will be exhibited in store & online subject to small town Southern sensibilities & tastes.

Mail art to: BLUEGRASS/RAF/ P.O. Box 44 / Fountain
East Carolina 27829-0044 USA

R.A.Fountain's 2006 Mail Art Exhibition
Crossroads: World

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