Who We Are

At The Last Word we buy, sell, and trade first-rate secondhand books and media!

The idea for The Last Word emerged from the collaboration of Liz Pope and her two sons, Matt and Marshall Hicks.  Before opening a store of their own, they worked at a bookstore in Winston-Salem that was similar to The Last Word in function, but they had a vision for a book and media store in which they could implement ideas of their own.  They wanted to provide a space for education, entertainment, community, and a welcoming atmosphere punctuated by good customer service.

The Last Word opened in November 2010.  Over the years, the store has evolved into a community hub.  Through local artists, authors, musicians, and crafters, we’ve created a local outpost for the arts.  We’ve held events of all types, from art shows to author signings, from open mic nights and slam poetry to painting classes, and even a wedding.  We’ve added a coffee shop, cases for Magic: The Gathering players to buy and trade, and multiple new sections and displays. Whether you are a bibliophile, gamer, or movie buff, we just might have what you’ve been trying to find.

About the Owners:

Elizabeth Pope
Favorite Book: Very elaborate pop-up books.
Hobbies: Raising Chickens, Disc Golf



 Matthew Hicks
 Favorite Muscian: "Avett Brothers"
 Hobbies: Magic the Gathering, Disc Golf



 Marshall Hicks
Favorite Movie: "Drag me to Hell"
 Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Working on a Farm