We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Books on Front Street

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Fun book store

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan P
via mobile
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 September 6, 2018
Vis2r
,
Winston
Read all 19 reviews
7
All photos (7)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“related items”(2 reviews)
“bookstore”(6 reviews)
“nooks”(2 reviews)
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
21°
Oct
16°
Nov
12°
Dec
Contact
249 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3907
Website
+1 910-762-6657
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Wilmington
from US$80.00
More Info
from US$22.99
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
Reviews (19)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
18
1
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
18
1
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews related items bookstore nooks jukebox browse shop downtown
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Susan P
Reviewed September 6, 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

Thank Vis2r
Reviewed May 13, 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

Thank johnserksnis
Reviewed April 6, 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 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!!

Thank coral d
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
Reviewed August 9, 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 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
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
Reviewed March 18, 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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 nearby hotels
Riverview Suites
185 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
194 reviews
.13 km away
Courtyard Wilmington Downtown/Historic District
402 reviews
.13 km away
Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown
214 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 749 nearby restaurants
Chops Deli
325 reviews
.15 km away
Copper Penny
958 reviews
.10 km away
The Basics
475 reviews
.15 km away
Paddy's Hollow Restaurant and Pub
263 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 291 nearby attractions
Riverwalk
1,227 reviews
.13 km away
The Cotton Exchange
174 reviews
.11 km away
Expo 216
41 reviews
.06 km away
Ironclad Brewery
66 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Books on Front Street staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines