What’s going on with you guys? The FAQ:

What happened to the building?
Right now, January 19, the building is officially condemned. It is not condemned for demolition.
The front façade is leaning from the building. Neither Gwenyfar nor Lloyd are engineers. We are both Liberal Arts Majors. However, you can see that the façade is leaning out. For the safety of pedestrians and our patrons the building and the sidewalk have been shut down.
Is this because of the construction?
Again neither of us are engineers. Therefore, we are not qualified to answer that question.
So where are you going to move?
We don’t know yet. Right now our landlord has to make some decisions. He has collected a lot of data. He is thinking. Until he gets back to us with a plan of action and a calendar, we just don’t know.
Are you going to leave downtown? Are you going to the mall? Or the development on Military Cutoff?
We are completely committed to our beautiful Historic District and believe in it’s past, present and future whole-heartedly. Whatever our long-term plan turns out to be (see last question) we will be in our incredible Historic District.
So are you going to move all those books?
Gwenyfar starts to shake anytime the thought of boxing, and moving and unpacking 150,000 books comes up. If we move, it will be once. This is not an inventory that “travels” well.
When are you going to re-open?
Not before the beginning of March. We will send out an email and post a notice on the site as soon as we know a target date.
Can I still shop on your on-line catalog?
We are sorry but the answer is “no”. Since we cannot currently get to our inventory, we cannot fill orders. We are very sorry for the inconvenience - we really appreciate the support from the community.
So where do I get good, cheap books while ya’ll are closed?
Wilmington is blessed with several wonderful, independent bookstores:
Downtown we have Two Sisters Bookery in the Cotton Exchange (910) 762 4444 twosistersbookery.com
In mid-town:
Pat’s Paperback Exchange
4336 Market Street (910) 762-9271
McAllister & Solomon, Books
4402-1 Wrightsville Avenue, (910) 350-0189‎
mcallisterandsolomon.com
Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Avenue
(910) 452-1107
In Ogden:
The Used Bookery
(910) 313-1137
Thank you for supporting Independent Bookstores and Investing in our Local Economy!

  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!