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Ninth Street Shopping

Ninth Street District Shopping

Ninth Street is an ideal location for finding quirky one-of-a kind gifts to bring home to friends and family. Located close to Duke University, it’s easy to window shop and find the treasures for which you’ve been looking.

Retail/Stores Unique to Durham

Arete Frame Gallery

717 Iredell St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-7607

Custom framing with a gallery of prints and original art.
M-F, 10am-6pm; Sa, 11am-4pm. [ more info ]

Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames

1106-1/2 Broad St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-4837

Features work by Durham and NC artists, including painting, sculpture, pottery, and photography.
M-F, 9:30am-6pm; Sa, 10am-4pm. [ more info ]

Zola Craft Gallery

626-B Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-5112

Handcrafted jewelry, art, and fine crafts.
M-Sa, 10am-6pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

Books Do Furnish a Room

1809 W Markham Ave, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-1076

Buys, trades, and sells used books and records.
M-Tu, Th-Sa, 10am-6pm; W, 10am-7pm; Su, 11am-4pm. [ more info ]

Nice Price Books

811 Broad St, Ninth Street District
(919) 416-1066

Buys and sells used books, CDs, records, and videos.
M-Sa, 10am-9pm; Su, 12pm-6pm. [ more info ]

Regulator Bookshop

720 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-2700

Local bookstore with cards, magazines, and newspapers.
M-Sa, 10am-9pm; Su, 12pm-6pm. [ more info ]

Duke University Store

Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus
(919) 684-2344

Duke-related memorabilia, books, and souvenirs.
M-W, 8:30am-7pm; Th-F, 8:30am-8pm; Sa, 9am-6pm. [ more info ]

The Duck Shop

737 Ninth St, Ste 230, Ninth Street District
(919) 416-3348

Shop specializing in Duke University apparel and gifts.
M-W, 10am-6pm; Sa, 10am-5pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

The Terrace Shop at Sarah P. Duke Gardens

426 Anderson St, Duke Central Campus
(919) 684-9037

Sarah P. Duke Gardens kids wear, clothing, gifts, and memorabilia.
M-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Dr, Duke University Central Campus
(919) 684-5135

Duke University’s focal point for visual arts is the 65,000-sq.-ft., Rafael Viñoly-desgined Nasher Museum of Art. The permanent collection includes Medieval art, pre-Columbian American works, classical pieces, and an ever growing list of modern and contemporary works. The striking building also houses an auditorium, two classrooms, and a café that host a wide variety of programs, including lectures, talks with artists, film series, social gatherings, and more. Revolving collections also include exhibits that travel around the world, ensuring that the Nasher is always an exciting and fascinating destination, and a great place to explore art in the region.
Tu, W, F, Sa, 10am-5pm; Th, 10am-9pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

High Strung Violins and Guitars

1803 W Markham, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-3801

M-W, 12pm-6pm; Th-Sa, 10am-6pm. [ more info ]

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Art Galleries & Crafts

Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

125 Science Dr, 100 Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus
(919) 684-6607

LGBT exhibits with a focus on exploring the intersections of sexuality and transgender people with race or religion/spirituality.
M-F, 8am-5pm. [ more info ]

Louise Jones Brown Gallery

101 Bryan Center, Duke University West Campus
(919) 684-4741

Exhibits of works by international artists.
M-F, 10am-9pm; Sa-Su, 12pm-7pm. [ more info ]

Nancy Tuttle May Studio

806 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-2097

Studio of local artist with works in corporate and private collections worldwide.
M-F, 9:30am-12:30pm; Su, 2pm-4pm; other times by appt only. [ more info ]

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Boho on 9th

704 Ninth St, upstairs of Wavelengths, Ninth Street District
(919) 416-9705

Offers clothing as well as jewelry, soaps, lotions, and gifts.
M, 10pm-4pm; Tu-Sa, 8:30am-4:30pm. [ more info ]

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Craft, Frame & Photo Restoration


770 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-3400

Offers eclectic gifts, sumptuous yarns, and exquisite beads.
M-F, 11am-7pm; Sa, 10am-6pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

Art Craft Framing Company

726 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-4831

Custom framing. Specializes in custom archival & needlework framing, matting, dry mounting. Prints available for purchase.
M-F, 10am-6pm; Sa, 10am-3:30pm. [ more info ]

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Unique Gifts and Jewelry

The Play House Toy Store

702 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-1317

Locally owned, independent shop focusing on traditional and educational toys for children of all ages.
Tu-Sa, 10am-6pm. [ more info ]


2200 W Main St, Erwin Square, Ninth St District
(919) 286-2990

Custom creations by designer goldsmiths and gemologists.
Tu-F, 10am-6pm; Sa, 10am-5pm. [ more info ]

One World Market

811 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-2457

Durham’s only non-profit store devoted exclusively to the mission of fair trade. Selling hand-made crafts and artwork from impoverished regions of the world.
M-Sa, 10am-6pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

Native Threads

712 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-6666

International clothing, accessories, and gifts.
M-Sa, 11am-7pm; Su, 1pm-5pm. [ more info ]

Ox & Rabbit Soda and Sundries

732 9th St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-7850

Old-fashioned soda and milkshake shop; also offers a variety of unique gift items.
M-Sa, 11am-7pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

Vaguely Reminiscent

728 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-3911

Funky, eclectic, comfortable, natural fiber clothier. Jewelry, hair accessories, socks, shoes, and gifts.
M-W, 10am-6:30pm; Th-F, 10am-8pm; Sa, 10am-6pm; Su, 12pm-5pm. [ more info ]

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Garden Specialty Store

Barnes Supply Company

774 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-7331

Garden and pet supplies, lawn-care, and gardening equipment.
M-F, 8:30am-6pm; Sa, 8:30am-5pm. [ more info ]

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Independent Book & Music Stores

Bull City Records

2600 Hillsborough Rd, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-9640

Buys, sells, and trades new and used CDs, LPs, and 7"s.
Tu-F, 11am-7pm; Sa, 12pm-7pm; Su, 12pm-6pm. [ more info ]

Hunky Dory

718 9th St, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-1916

An eclectic emporium, selling vintage and funky clothing, smoking goods, records, and local art, among many other things.
M-Sa, 11am-8pm; Su, 12pm-6pm. [ more info ]

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Shopping Center

Bull City Market

609 Broad St, Ninth Street District
(919) 845-3942

Shopping center anchored by Whole Foods Grocery & Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
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Specialty Food

Whole Foods Market

621 Broad St, Bull City Market, Ninth Street District
(919) 286-2290

Sells high-quality natural and organic produce, wines, cheeses, and gourmet take-out foods.
Daily, 7am-10pm. [ more info ]

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Uniquely Durham Districts

Ninth Street Shopping District

2 blocks west of Duke's East Campus between Club Blvd and Main St

Situated between Duke’s East and West Campuses, the Ninth Street district is a slice of Durham with a college feel. It features unique and independent stores selling books, clothes, memorabilia, records, and more. There’s also plenty to eat and drink with options ranging from college bars and coffee shops to nationally recognized restaurants. The district also extends east to include Broad St., another local enclave offering restaurants and retail options to explore.
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Vintage, Thrift and Repurposed

Nearly New Shoppe

2424 Erwin Rd
(919) 286-4597

Thrift shop locally owned and operated for over 35 years; selling books, clothing, household wares, knick-knacks, and other donated items.
M & Fr, 10am-5pm; Tu-Th & Sa, 10am-2pm. [ more info ]

PB Buttermilk's Clothery

720 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
(919) 251-5198

Boutique featuring modern, vintage, designer, and new fashions for men and women.
Tu-Sa, 12pm-8pm. [ more info ]

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December 14 - April 27, 2014

"Another Look: Appropriation In Art" Art Exhibit

Since the turn of the 20th century, artists have appropriated imagery from well-known works of art, commodities and the media in order to make a statement about art’s relationship to, and place within, our world. The artists included in this installation use appropriation in their own way and for their own purposes, addressing themes of identity, politics, economics, history and nostalgia. Central to all of these works are questions of originality and the processes that go into making art. This installation includes works from the Nasher Museum’s collection by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alice Wagner, Vik Muniz, Alexander Kosolapov and others. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students with student ID.

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