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

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!"

Book Signing Patch of Dirt

02/05/2017 - 12:30
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Richard Lutman is the author of PATCH OF DIRT: A Big Sky Romance Novel. PATCH OF DIRT reimagines and modernizes the mythology and fascination many readers have with the American Western frontier, often represented by both a barren landscape and a romanticized idealistic way of living with self-reliant, strong-willed men. His novel vividly captures a particular place and way of life, while also telling a modern story about heartache, hard knocks, and hope.

Richard Lutman draws readers into a drama revolving around three broken souls and the people who abused or betrayed them.

Trunk Show with Mary Beth Temple!

02/12/2017 - 12:30
02/12/2017 - 14:30
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We are honored to welcome Mary Beth Temple of Hooked for Life! She has a new book coming out and promised to bring samples of the patterns to show us. http://hookedforlifepublishing.com/
This is going to be awesome!

Literary History Walking Tour

02/11/2017 - 13:38
02/11/2017 - 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

02/25/2017 - 13:30
02/25/2017 - 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

02/18/2017 - 13:30
02/18/2017 - 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

02/04/2017 - 13:30
02/04/2017 - 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

02/26/2017 - 13:30
02/26/2017 - 15:30
Etc/GMT

The stunning original compositions of James Jarvis - our own Aaron Copland! 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!