Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a bookstore? The Top Shelf: A Literary Loft
is a project of Old Books on Front St.
The carefully curated lodging above
Wilmington's Iconic Family Owned Bookstore
We have a giant, life sized, hand built scrabble board on the living room floor complete with tiles about a foot in size!
The bedroom includes a queen size brass bed, vintage typewriter and stained glass transoms.
The living room has a queen sized Murphy Bed, mid-century furniture including a futon, and the Scrabble Board!
A twin sized roll away cot is also available.
A full kitchen with cook ware and utensils and a beautiful new bathroom allow a perfectly customized stay.
We are a bookstore with over 2 miles of books on the shelves. The lodging is filled with books by and about North Carolina Authors. For these reasons, including the consideration of other guests to use the space, there is absolutely no smoking of any kind (including vapeing or e-cigs) anywhere on the property. Nor are candles or any open flames permitted.
We do need to be clear: this is on our second floor, it is located up a flight of stairs with no elevator. Please be certain everyone in your party can walk up stairs before you book your reservation.