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Old Books on Front Street

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There is something for everyone here. Our book club took a private literary tour around downtown... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
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More than a "bookstore"...it's an adventure!

Unfortunately, Wilmington has a terrible parking problem & I only had 2 hours on the meter & was... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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249 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3907
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

There is something for everyone here. Our book club took a private literary tour around downtown Wilmington with Gwenyfar, the owner. We returned to the book store and had a great time browsing...the Literary Tour with Gwenyfar is GREAT. She is so knowledgable about area,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Unfortunately, Wilmington has a terrible parking problem & I only had 2 hours on the meter & was running out of time when I walked inside this wonderful shop. SO...I did not get to explore the store nearly as much as I wanted to...so many...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Wall to wall books from top to bottom and everything in between. On mondays Tuesday’s Saturday and Sunday they have a piano guy play all day and they have a liquor license. The staff are kind and make the place feel homey. There are novelty’s...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Larger than it appears from the outside, this is a book bonanza. There are even books in foreign languages. Friendly staff and plenty to browse thru. There is even a jukebox featuring books in place of music!

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Very friendly staff, a book lovers dream.....saw a typewriter that I learned how to type on, greta memories! I could spend all day in here!!

Thank coral d
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem of a place while browsing through town. There is books everywhere! Pretty sure you can find any genre you want to and more. I wasn't looking for a particular book, but I was very tempted just to pick a random...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can find just about anything in this bookstore. This has the old musty book smell to it, chairs thru out, knowledgable staff, and every type of book imaginable. I loved it. I spent some time in the poetry section...and your heart and soul get...More

Thank BuckeyeLady81
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place is a gem. If you are sick of B&N and want to find a book at a better price, or something unusual this is the place. It is worth browsing. Oh, und sie haben Bücher auf Deutsch and other tongues. Also, wenn Sie...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I joined their Historical Literacy Walking Tour a few weeks back and it was amazing! The tour is normally around 2 hours but since it was just a small group of us our guide James spent 3 hours with us. Even as a local Wilmingtonian...More

Thank Weefa
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Front Street Books is what you hope to find when you seek out an independent bookstore! Excellent local authors and books. Loved browsing the brand-new, as well as the used books. Free coffee for sipping and browsing. Also, fun book-related merchandise. The clerk was very...More

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