The Last Word, known for its eclectic mix of used books, CDs and videos, announced on its website it is moving 3.5 miles away into the building previously occupied by Faulk Brothers Hardware. This is a November 2010 Observer file photo at its now-closed location in the Grand Promenade shopping center. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
The Last Word, known for its eclectic mix of used books, CDs and videos, announced on its website it is moving 3.5 miles away into the building previously occupied by Faulk Brothers Hardware. This is a November 2010 Observer file photo at its now-closed location in the Grand Promenade shopping center. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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The Last Word bookstore is moving

By Celeste Smith

cesmith@charlotteobserver.com

November 30, 2015 12:14 PM

UPDATED December 07, 2015 12:27 PM

The Last Word, known for its eclectic mix of used books, CDs and videos, announced on its website it is moving 3.5 miles away into the building previously occupied by Faulk Brothers Hardware.

It’s a move that brings more space and a recognizable address, since Faulk Bros. Hardware was based at 5744 N. Tryon St. for 50 years.

Opening date is still to be announced.

Customers can earn store credit by helping to renovate, paint and revamp the new space over the next few months, according to the store. More details on that will be posted on the store’s Facebook page and website.

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The Last Word opened in University City in the Grand Promenade shopping center in November 2010. “Bye,” read a Nov. 24 Facebook post with a photo showing that location is now vacant.

Here’s more from the store’s website announcement:

“While researching a new location we had certain criteria we were looking for: we wanted a location that would be an important part of the community, we wanted a building that was standalone, and we wanted a building that was larger than our current space. We found all of that and more in the old Faulk Brothers Hardware building.”

“...We are happy to be moving into the building that has been a staple in the community for so long. With this new location, we have multiple new opportunities for the store.

“We are expanding and re-naming our coffee shop, as well as partnering with a local bakery to provide you with bagels and pastries while you shop. We plan on expanding our inventory to include new titles and lots of fun displays. The space is more than twice the size of our current space so we will be able to sell more things, have more nooks and crannies for you to read in, and we might get a fish tank.”