The Old Hardware Antiques

If quality antiques are your passion or your trade, you will not be disappointed with a visit to The Old Hardware.

Having been in business at this same location for more than thirty – five years, The Old Hardware has established a reputation for offering outstanding country and formal furniture and accessories at reasonable prices. Ranging from blue-decorated stoneware, pottery, and painted furniture to Staffordshire, Imari, and period English pieces, our inventory is sure to please the discriminating buyer.

The restored 1920’s brick building, once the center of Cameron’s agricultural trade, lends itself to inviting displays in a vintage atmosphere. With two floors of Antiques to browse, a visit will surely be a memorable experience.

About Cameron

Located in the heart of the Carolina Sandhills, home of the long leaf pine, world-class golf and top equestrian activities, Cameron, North Carolina is a small farming town, proud to be included in the National Register of Historic Sites.

Born of a Plank Road, nurtured by a Railroad, and spurred on by the turpentine and dewberry industries, Cameron prospered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The dewberry industry played an important role in this prosperity. Hundreds of acres of Dewberries were cultivated and shipped by rail to northern markets where, being larger and sweeter than a blackberry, they were very much in demand. Cameron hustled and bustled during the busy harvest seasons. All hotels were filled for auctions and fairs, and the town lived up to its name, The Dewberry Capital of the World.

Though the trains no longer stop as they pass through the town and dewberries are not grown on a large scale anymore, Cameron has become a destination for serious collectors, decorators, trades persons, and those just interested in local history.

Cameron was voted “Best Antique Area in North Carolina” by Our State Magazine, and “Best Antique Area in Moore County” by The Pilot Newspaper. Also featured in Southern Living Magazine, Cameron boasts several antique shops and is well worth the visit. Plan your trip soon to spend the day, enjoy lunch, and have a great antiquing experience.

Given Tufts Bookshop is a volunteer run used bookshop whose proceeds go to support the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives. Located in a historic building that was once the Pinehurst Post Office, the Bookshop also offers rental space for meetings, parties, workshops, and more.

U.S. 1 north of Southern Pines to NC 24/27. Cameron is listed in the National Register, has three blocks of antique shops, vintage homes and churches housed in structures dating to the 1870’s. Lunch is available at the Dewberry Deli (Old Hardware Store).

Cameron is well known for its antique shops and on the first Saturday in May and October, an antiques fair is held and attended by thousands of visitors. The quiet residential town rises to the occasion with lots of antiques and treasures for every kind of collector.

We sell Christian Books, FUDGE, gifts, puzzles, and lots of other things. We also have a Creation Museum and Taxidermy Hall Of Fame. Please visit us soon.

The Country Bookshop is located in the heart of downtown Southern Pines, North Carolina. We are known for small-town atmosphere, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. We are the avid readers’ paradise; we carry a large selection of classics, bestsellers, and every genre under the sun. New books arrive daily! You’ll also find unique gifts, cards, and knick-knacks. There’s so much to discover- come see us to explore the joy shopping local!

We are unique in that we are owned by the award winning twice weekly Pilot Newspaper.

We also engage with the community to promote the love of reading! The Country Bookshop hosts weekly storytime for little ones, author events, and visit with students at Moore County Public Schools. The Country Bookshop has been around since 1953. The bookshop is here serving our community because you continue to shop with us.

Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives

From its earliest days, the Village of Pinehurst has had a lending library. For nearly seventy years, the library was provided through the benevolence and good will of the Tufts family. The location and number of volumes varied season by season, and in 1963-1964, the library had dwindled to a few shelves, and was located in the Casino building. Then, at the urging of Eric Nelson, Sarah Given Larson was moved to create a lasting treasure in honor and memory of her parents, John L. and Irene Heinz Given. With her endowment, and a gift of land on the Village Green by Richard S. Tufts, the Given Memorial Library was born. Ten years later, the Tufts Archives was created through an endowment from the Tufts Family Foundation and another gift of land, both engineered by Richard S. Tufts. The Pinehurst history museum was added to the library building. Now the Given Memorial Library is decades-old, and is a central and beloved part of the Village, and the Tufts Archives is known throughout the world for the quality and uniqueness of the collection.

The Village of Pinehurst took ownership of the management of the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives in April 2022.