Old Books on Front Street

Midday Interview -6/11/14
10:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Gwenyfar Rohler and Musician James Jarvis On Bloomsday Performace

Gwenyfar Rohler and James Jarvis
WHQR Staff

Monday, June 16th is Bloomsday, on which James Joyce fans around the world celebrate the book Ulysses and its protagonist Leopold Bloom.  At Old Books on Front Street at 7pm, a portion of the play-within-the-book will be performed by marionettes!  Jazz pianist/composer James Jarvis has written music for the show; Gina Gambony and Christy Grantham will work the marionettes created by Nina and Bryan Cournoyer.  Bookstore owner Gwenyfar Rohler and musician James Jarvis tell us all about it. 

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Midday Interview -1/17/14
11:10 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Actress Carol Pendergrast

Carol Pendergrast

 

Carol Pendergrast was very close to her Norwegian grandmother, who had come to the U.S. alone from Norway at age 19 to live in Chicago where she had older brothers. Carol has written and will perform a one-woman show called From Norway to America with Love on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front.  The show is about 45 minutes long, followed by Q & A and refreshments. 

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Local
5:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Local Retailers Putting on Special Events for Small Business Saturday

Author Clyde Edgerton will help sell books (not just his own) on Small Business Saturday at Old Books on Front Street.

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As the holiday shopping season kicks off today, retailers of every size are hoping to make up for five fewer business days this year. 

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Midday Interview -August 8th, 2013
1:06 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Local Author Christy English

Courtesy of the author

Christy English, a successful local author who is working on her fifth novel, will be at Old Books on Front Street at 4pm on Sunday.  She’ll talk about her latest book, Love on a Midsummer Night, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Actors Gray Hawks and Christy Grantham will present a scene from Shakepeare’s play and English will read from her novel.  

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Local
10:43 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Local businesses promote Small Business Saturday

Old Books on Front Street in downtown Wilmington

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It’s official:  the holidays are on.  And with that comes a weekend full of themed shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Midday Interviews / Poetry Festival
9:00 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Old Books on Front Street holds First Annual Poetry Festival

Old Books on Front Street in downtown Wilmington

Couplet:  Two Days of Verse kicks off Saturday, February 4th and runs through Sunday the 5th.  It's the first poetry festival of its kind in Wilmington, and organizers say they hope to see it become an annual tradition. 

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