Open Mic!

02/28/2008 - 18:30
02/28/2008 - 20:30
Etc/GMT

WANTED: Singers, musicians, actors, opera divas, ballerinas, poets, writers, performance art and other under appreciated expressive people!

Old Books on Front St is Launching Open Mic!

Time: Every Thursday Night at 6:30 p.m. (Sign up list goes out at 6 PM!)

Knit Wits!

02/26/2008 - 18:00
02/26/2008 - 20:30
Etc/GMT

Crafters of the World Untie!
A crafting group open to all skill levels
Every Tuesday Night at 6 p.m. - 8:30 PM

Story - YELLER! Storytime with Scooter Hayes!!!!

02/23/2008 - 10:00
02/23/2008 - 11:00
Etc/GMT

Fun for kids of all ages
Saturday Mornings at 10 a.m.
http://www.scooterstories.com/

Knit Wits!

02/19/2008 - 18:00
Etc/GMT

Crafters of the World Untie!
A crafting group open to all skill levels
Every Tuesday Night at 6 p.m. - 8:30 PM

Chaos Dateline: The Holidays

So, our first Retail Holiday Season is drawing to a close. To say we have learned a lot is, I think, the understatement of the year. The push to re-organization continues: we will close on Jan. 3rd to replace the south wall of bookshelves. At this time we plan to reopen the 17th of January. (We hope it will be sooner!) To all you allergy sufferers out there, you will be happy to know that we are also going to steam clean the carpets after the new shelves are installed. As many of you know, there are approx 300 boxes of books in storage that I have never even seen.

The Big R!

Just in case you don’t know – the missing letter in the fiction puzzle was R! and now it is on the shelves. This does not mean fiction is finished - or perfectly alphabetized – however it does mean that all the letters are on the shelves! What a cause for celebration. American Studies is also making great strides. Not to mention archeology and anthropology, western history, and the long awaited Gardening Section have made it to the shelves!!!! Big things are happening!

Did we mention that we also have gift certificates available? Just in time for the holidays.

Chaos Dateline: College, the alphabet and shelving

The Angels of “B” & “W” are off to their Ivy League colleges! We wish them well with a reminder to NEVER run a bar tab on a credit card. “The Nini” has emerged to help with the never ending alphabetizing project and we couldn’t be more grateful for her generosity! Thanks to Jock for bookshelf repair work and for building a new book case for the letter “D”. As a result of everybody’s hard work we now have fiction A-L and T-Z shelved! Also check out our new sections for non fiction:

Why are books important?

I have been thinking about this question a lot lately as I personally handle close to 75,000 books (our current estimate of inventory). For those of you who don’t know, Daddy is a Former Chair of the New Hanover County Public Library Board. We are a family of bibliophiles who have always treasured learning and access to information. So for the last couple of months while immersed in this chaos trying to organize the store I have been thinking a lot about why books are so necessary to a civilized society.

This chaos brought to you by the letters “W” & “B”

The online catalog will be temporarily down for the duration of our “reorganization”. We are attempting to find order in the chaos. Two angels have emerged who show up and alphabetize for hours then leave with stacks of books and bellies full of good Thai food. As Ms. Parker (The Angel of W) said the other day – why am I having dreams where I am strangely drown to books with author’s names beginning with W?

Closing early & Opening later

On Monday, June 25, 2007 we will close around 5 PM-ish and we will open at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. This is a change from our scheduled hours of closing at 7 PM and opening at 10 AM (M-Sat.). However, as many of you know I have a broken foot, which has seriously limited any ability to pick up heavy boxes of books or attempt to straighten or catalog. On Monday 3 lovely angels have agreed to move my secretary desk into the store and out of our dining room and to make some of the necessary housekeeping happen.

  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!