Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

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62 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Ringing up a book review Have you seen those circa 1950s telephone booths in old black-and-white feature films, the ones with wall-mounted phones with slots to drop in nickels, dimes, and quarters? There's just such a phone at the new home of Page 158 Books, near Wake Forest's Brooks Street Bowl. And these days, it has been re-purposed as a "Call Me Ishmael Phone." Want to hear a review of "A Series of Unfortunate Events?" Just press button No. 5 (Purists will have to forgive that it lacks a rotary dial). Still, it's popular. "A lot of repeat users," bookstore staffer Brian Sanders said of the phone's generally younger users. "I think they appreciate the peer recommendations." For those with other literary interests, venture over to the "Out of Print" brand socks with likenesses of Edgar Allen Poe, cleverly named "Poe-Ka-Dots." And don't miss the pat-yourself-on-the-back "adulting stickers" with such sayings as "Did Not Binge Watch" (over a drawing of a TV) and "Fixed It Myself " (over a sketch of a wrench). For what ails ya Up on a shelf next to bottles of clover honey is a just-in-time-for-cold-season remedy at North Carolina General Stores in downtown Wake Forest. It's called "Elderberry Wellness Syrup," with its "soothing immune system support." Tim Forrest, who runs the shop with his artist father, Nathan Forrest, swears by it. "People drink it a lot for colds," he said. "I give it to my boys when they get a cough. … You can't give them cough medicine. Cough medicine knocks them out." The import is from Norm's Farms in Pittsboro. With the holidays coming, there will be another draw inside this classic shop: It's the mechanical, almost life-size Santa. "He sings Christmas carols and dances," Tim Forrest said. Is this Santa a big hit with visitors? "Oh, yeah," he said. The WF Metro

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