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Old Books on Front Street

249 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3907
+1 910-762-6657
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Book Bonanza

Larger than it appears from the outside, this is a book bonanza. There are even books in foreign... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim T
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austin, tx
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Love the book smell

Very friendly staff, a book lovers dream.....saw a typewriter that I learned how to type on, greta... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
coral d
,
Louisburg, North Carolina
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249 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Reviewed January 16, 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!!

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Reviewed August 17, 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

1  Thank Brandi B
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Reviewed August 10, 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

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Reviewed May 23, 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
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Reviewed April 27, 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
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Reviewed March 19, 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

1  Thank catheine2017
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

A throwback. Great locally owned book store with many gems. Plan to spend all afternoon Such places need our support to survive

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

If like me you love books, old and new, this place is your idea of heaven! Great atmosphere! Cozy and stuffed with old and new books. Spent over three hours browsing and would have spent more time there if I did not have to return...More

1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

Old Books on Front Street is that all-too-rare commodity: a used book store that sells quality books, book-related items and other things that are of interest to readers. It's a great place to browse, but the best thing for out-of-town visitors is that there is...More

1  Thank Caroline A
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