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Take a literary walking tour through Wilmington

Old Books on Front invites you to take a literary walking tour through Wilmington. (Source: WECT) Old Books on Front invites you to take a literary walking tour through Wilmington. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Take a walk on the Wilde side, that's what Old Books on Front is inviting you to do.

The owner of the bookstore, Gwenyfar Rohler, has organized a literary history walking tour of Wilmington.

The tour takes place every Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

The two-hour tour will take guests on a more than two-mile walk, discussing Wilmington's place in literary history from 1595 to today.

The tour will include a stop at Thalian Hall, which Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist, included on his tour of America. 

Others who stopped by Thalian Hall include Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass and Williams Jennings Bryan.

Rohler also said she will be sharing stories about Stephen King, who has spent time in Wilmington filming movies and TV shows based on his books, and Inglis Fletcher, who wrote the Carolina Series based on early North Carolina History.   

For more details about the tour and tickets, go to www.OldBooksonFrontSt.com

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