Just a heads up that if you’re on your way to the charming town of Wake Forest and you’re hoping to spend some quality time at Page 158 Books, they’ve moved to a temporary location at 317 E. Roosevelt Ave. (formerly Lulu’s Antiques).
According to Shelf Awareness, Page 158 will ultimately wind up in the Renaissance Center plaza, about two blocks from its original location. The new 1,600-square-foot location is being built out, but Page 158 had to be out of their original space by May 1.
Hence, a temporary home on Roosevelt Avenue.
Still, the new space will be worth the wait. It’s 150 square feet larger than Page 158’s current space. Before it opens, [owner Dave] Lucey is planning ‘a more thoughtful layout’ for various categories, the kids’ section, and the event space, a contrast to the current store layout, which is ‘challenging’ because of various walls and stairwells.
No word on when that new space will be ready. In the meantime, they’ll still be hosting the occasional eventâ€”former Piedmont Laureate Carrie Knowles (A Garden Wall in Provence) will read on Saturday, May 20, at 2:00 pm. Page 158 is closed Memorial Day.
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For now, we’ll dream of the beautiful bookstore to come.