A city rich in history inspires bountiful writing. The Charleston section at King Street’s Blue Bicycle Books includes a lifetime’s worth of literature about the city, while the newer Buxton Books focuses only on Charleston-related works, including novels, historical accounts, cookbooks, and children’s books by local artists such as illustrator Timothy Banks. Each store hosts signings whenever fresh releases hit the shelves.
Blue Bicycle Books: 420 King St., (843) 722-2666, www.bluebicyclebooks.com
Buxton Books: 2-A Cumberland St., (843) 834-6575, www.buxtonbooks.com