Hours of Operation change:

Hours of Operation change - though the location is still on Front St.:
We open around 10 AM Mon-Saturday, Noon on Sundays
We close between 6 PM and 8 PM depending on traffic.
Unfortunately the hours to the left were hard-coded into our site 6 years ago and we can’t change them. But they are not accurate. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In answer to the question: we are at 249 N. Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA.

We hope to see you soon!

NC Film Industry Book Rentals and Books to Movies

NC Film Book Shelf Flag

So we've had a couple of people ask us why we keep putting notices up on Twitter and Facebook about movies renting our books, "Over and over - like, big deal! We know already!"

Banned Books Week

09/25/2016 - 00:00
10/01/2016 - 23:59
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Celebrating the right to free speech!

Launch Party for our new B&B Loft!

09/28/2016 - 18:00
09/28/2016 - 20:00
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Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a bookstore?
Join us on Wednesday, September 28th at 6 PM to celebrate the opening of The Top Shelf: A Literary Loft.

It is our new lodging above Old Books on Front St. complete with a life size version of everyone’s favorite word game!
This project has been six years in the making and Gwenyfar, Jock and the Staff at Old Books would like for you to join us to celebrate making it to this point.

100 Thousand Poets for Change

09/24/2016 - 00:00
09/24/2016 - 23:59
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With the launch of our latest poetry book!

James Jarvis Plays Piano

06/26/2016 - 15:00
06/26/2016 - 18:00
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The stunning original compositions of James Jarvis - our own Aaron Copeland! Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful piano music.

James Jarvis Plays Piano

06/19/2016 - 15:00
06/19/2016 - 18:00
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The stunning original compositions of James Jarvis - our own Aaron Copeland! Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful piano music.

James Jarvis Plays Piano

06/12/2016 - 15:00
06/12/2016 - 18:00
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The stunning original compositions of James Jarvis - our own Aaron Copeland! Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful piano music.

James Jarvis Plays Piano

06/05/2016 - 15:00
06/05/2016 - 18:00
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The stunning original compositions of James Jarvis - our own Aaron Copeland! Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful piano music.

James Jarvis Plays Piano

05/29/2016 - 15:00
05/29/2016 - 18:00
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The stunning original compositions of James Jarvis - our own Aaron Copeland! Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy beautiful piano music.

  1. A Wilmington Institution since 1982
  2. Buying Old Books: The ultimate Recycling
  3. Best African American Literature Selection in Town
  4. Extensive Foreign Language Section: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese
  5. The ONLY bookstore in town to deliver!
  6. Paperback Classics at affordable prices (Great for English classes!)
  7. Incredible Judaica Section
  8. Largest selection of scripts and Theatre/Film books in Town
  9. Where else are you going to find a first edition for under $10?
  10. Bibliophiles rock!