Hours of Operation change:

Hours of Operation change:
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. 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!"

Literary History Walking Tour

08/08/2015 - 13:30
08/08/2015 - 15:30
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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.brownpapertickets.com/event/1282390

James Jarvis Plays Piano

08/30/2015 - 15:00
08/30/2015 - 18:00
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Enjoy amazing original piano music by James Jarvis while relaxing with a glass of wine surrounded by miles of books!

James Jarvis Plays Piano

08/23/2015 - 15:00
08/23/2015 - 18:00
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Enjoy amazing original piano music by James Jarvis while relaxing with a glass of wine surrounded by miles of books!

James Jarvis Plays Piano

08/16/2015 - 15:00
08/16/2015 - 18:00
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Enjoy amazing original piano music by James Jarvis while relaxing with a glass of wine surrounded by miles of books!

James Jarvis Plays Piano

08/09/2015 - 15:00
08/09/2015 - 18:00
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Enjoy amazing original piano music by James Jarvis while relaxing with a glass of wine surrounded by miles of books!

James Jarvis Plays Piano

08/02/2015 - 15:00
08/02/2015 - 18:00
Etc/GMT

Enjoy amazing original piano music by James Jarvis while relaxing with a glass of wine surrounded by miles of books!

Serious Musings Book Club

08/25/2015 - 18:30
08/25/2015 - 20:00
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This month's selection: Go Set A Watchman

An Evening with Bukowski

08/27/2015 - 19:30
08/27/2015 - 21:30
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Old Books on Front St in conjunction with C'est La Guerre Theatre Co present an evening with Bukowski on August 27 at 7:30 PM at Old Books on Front St.

Live readings of his work, a preview of C'est La Gueere's upcoming production of Bukowsical (the musical of Bukowski's Life) and of course, Ham on Rye sandwiches.

  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!