Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a book store?

Yes, we have the tiles to play!

The Top Shelf: A Literary Loft. http://www.thetopshelfaliteraryloft.com/

It is our new lodging above Old Books on Front St. complete with a life size version of everyone’s favorite word game!

To make reservations or see more pictures: http://www.thetopshelfaliteraryloft.com/

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

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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!"

Trace Ramsey All I Want to Do Is Live

06/18/2017 - 12:00
06/18/2017 - 14:00
Etc/GMT

Writer, farmer, activist, and zinester Trace Ramsey makes his triumphant return to Old Books on Front St with his new nonfiction collection, All I Want To Do Is Live.

Anne Barnhill comes to Old Books!

07/09/2017 - 13:00
07/09/2017 - 15:00
Etc/GMT

Noted author Anne Barnhill reads from her new novel, THE BEAUTICIAN'S NOTEBOOK, 2017 Moonshine Cove Press

You may be familiar with her previous work:
QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER: A Novel of Elizabeth I, St. Martin's Press, 2014
AT THE MERCY OF THE QUEEN: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, St. Martin's Press, 2012
COAL BABY, FinishingLinePress, 2012 (poetry)
WHAT YOU LONG FOR, Main Street Rag, 2009 (short story collection)
AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ: Autism, My Sister and Me, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007 (memoir)

She is awesome! Stop by, get a book and meet the lady herself!

Literary History Walking Tour

05/27/2017 - 13:30
05/27/2017 - 15:30
Etc/GMT

Have you ever wanted to meet authors living and dead, tour locations from books, poems, and plays? Explore the rich culture of this talented Southern town with a 90 minute walking tour of the literary history of downtown Wilmington, NC. Visit "The Two Libraries", walk the streets of your favorite novels, and stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured here.

http://www.wilmaontheweb.com/August-2015/Walk-on-the-Wilde-Side/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1282390

Literary History Walking Tour

05/20/2017 - 13:30
05/20/2017 - 15:30
Etc/GMT

Have you ever wanted to meet authors living and dead, tour locations from books, poems, and plays? Explore the rich culture of this talented Southern town with a 90 minute walking tour of the literary history of downtown Wilmington, NC. Visit "The Two Libraries", walk the streets of your favorite novels, and stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured here.

http://www.wilmaontheweb.com/August-2015/Walk-on-the-Wilde-Side/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1282390

Literary History Walking Tour

05/13/2017 - 13:30
05/13/2017 - 15:30
Etc/GMT

Have you ever wanted to meet authors living and dead, tour locations from books, poems, and plays? Explore the rich culture of this talented Southern town with a 90 minute walking tour of the literary history of downtown Wilmington, NC. Visit "The Two Libraries", walk the streets of your favorite novels, and stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured here.

http://www.wilmaontheweb.com/August-2015/Walk-on-the-Wilde-Side/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1282390

Literary History Walking Tour

05/06/2017 - 13:30
05/06/2017 - 15:30
Etc/GMT

Have you ever wanted to meet authors living and dead, tour locations from books, poems, and plays? Explore the rich culture of this talented Southern town with a 90 minute walking tour of the literary history of downtown Wilmington, NC. Visit "The Two Libraries", walk the streets of your favorite novels, and stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured here.

http://www.wilmaontheweb.com/August-2015/Walk-on-the-Wilde-Side/

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1282390

James Jarvis Plays Piano

05/28/2017 - 15:00
05/28/2017 - 18:00
Etc/GMT

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!