Words and Music Celebrates 25 Years


Winter is the perfect time of the year to curl up with your favorite book or listen to some of your favorite music.

Words and Music Bookshop in Wheeling just celebrated their 25th year in business. 

Since 1990, the bookstore has been tucked away next to Stratford Springs and pride themselves on being able to special order any book or album for their customers and recently started selling classic vinyl’s. 

Owner Alan Lestini says they’ve been able to connect to the book worms and music buffs of the Ohio Valley.

“We’re an independently run bookstore, but we also carry all kinds of local items,” Lestini says. “We try to do as much locally as we can to support local people. We have wonderful local customers. We’ve had some customers that have been with us the whole time period.”

Lestini says Words & Music will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a special Poetry Reading and Book Signing hosted by author Bonnie Thurston. 

They also launched their mobile app for Android and have one for iPhone in the works with access to their entire inventory.

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