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Literary Walking Tour of Wilmington

The next time you’re in Wilmington—or if you’re lucky enough to live there—you might consider signing up for the “Literary History Walking Tour.

(Mostly) led by Gwenyfar Rohler, owner of Old Books on Front Street and columnist for Encore, the Literary History Walking Tour is a “90 minute walking tour of the literary history of downtown Wilmington.”

Discover over 400 years of Literary History on a two hour guided walking tour of our city’s breath taking historic district. Learn the connection between Arthur Miller and The Dixie Grill. Stand where Oscar Wilde did when he lectured here. Meet the first American Playwright, walk in the footsteps of three Presidents, and find out why we kept drowning the Public Printer. Guests may take unlimited photos during tour!

The tour is operated by, and begins at, Old Book on Front Street, a Wilmington “Institution” since 1982. Located at 249 N. Front St. in Wilmington’s Historic District, the bookstore offers an extensive collection of used books, including African American and Judaica, foreign languages, plays and scripts, and classics.

The next scheduled Literary History Walking Tour is Saturday, January 9, at 1:30 pm. Sign-up here!