Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

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YALLFest Nov. 10 and Nov. 11!

Blue Bicycle Books is the hub of YALLFest, the world’s largest Young Adult Book Festival, which will take over Upper King Street on Fri., Nov. 10 and Sat., Nov. 11. More than 70 authors will sign books, participate in seminars and talks, and generally revel in the written word at YALLFest 2017. Keynote talks require […]

The Dream Keeper’s Daughter with Emily Colin, Fri., Oct 20, 4 pm

Join us Fri., Oct. 20, 4 pm as Emily Colin discusses and signs her new novel The Dream Keeper’s Daughter (Ballantine, pb., 480 pp., $16). About the book: Isabel Griffin has done her best to move on since her boyfriend vanished without a trace eight years ago, leaving her heartbroken—and pregnant. Eerily enough, this isn’t the first […]

Author Luncheon with Natasha Boyd, The Indigo Girl, Fri., Oct. 6, 12 pm

Join us Fri., Oct. 6, 12 pm for lunch at High Cotton (199 East Bay St.), as Natasha Boyd discusses her novel The Indigo Girl (Blackstone, hb., 240 pp., $27). Tickets are $31 for the three-course luncheon and talk, or $58 including a signed copy of the book. Get tickets here. Based on historical documents, including Eliza Lucas’s own letters, The Indigo Girl gives a […]

Real American with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Join us Sun., Oct. 8, 4 pm as Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses and signs her new memoir Real American (Henry Holt, hb., 288 pp., $27). Real American is a fearless and powerful memoir. Bringing a brisk, poetic sensibility to her prose, Lythcott-Haims stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people […]

Author Luncheon with Arthur Ravenel, Jr., Pastor Stat, Fri., Sept. 15, 12 pm

Join us Fri., Sept. 15, 12 pm for lunch at High Cotton (199 East Bay St.), as Arthur Ravenel, Jr. discusses his novel Pastor Stat (Evening Post Books, hb., 240 pp., $29). Tickets are $31 for the three-course luncheon and talk, or $60 including a signed copy of the book. Get tickets here. About the book: A sermon to preach, a blockade […]

Invictus Release Party with Ryan Graudin, Tues., Sept. 26, 5 pm

Join us Tues., Sept. 26, 5 pm as we celebrate the release of Invictus, the latest novel by Ryan Graudin, a very popular young adult novelist and Charleston native. Invictus introduces us to a time-travelling bandit named Farway Gaius McCarthy. The son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in ancient Rome, Far’s very existence […]

Bliss at Blue Bicycle Books, Thurs., Sept. 7, 5 pm

Coming up on Thurs., Sept. 7, at 5 pm we will be joined by two authors from the Bliss Spiritual Coop in Mount Pleasant.  Kristy Dominiak and Christina Ann Sullivan will be here to talk about and sign their books. On the outside, Kristy Dominiak appeared to have a seemingly perfect life—a devoted husband, three healthy children, financial […]

Strangers to Temptation with Scott Gould, Sat., Sept. 9, 3 pm

Join us Sat., Sept. 9, 3 pm as Scott Gould discusses and signs his debut short-story collection Strangers to Temptation (Hub City Press, pb., 216 pp., $17). The debut collection from award-winning short-story writer Scott Gould, Strangers to Temptation takes us to the white sand banks of the Black River in South Carolina during the early 1970s, […]

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, film screening at Charleston Music Hall, Tues., Oct. 3, 6:30 pm

Tues., Oct. 3, at 6:30 pm, the Charleston Music Hall, Lowcountry Local First, Grow Food Carolina, Lowcountry Street Grocery & Blue Bicycle Books are excited to present a film screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry. Marcus Amaker, the City of Charleston’s first Poet Laureate, will open the evening with a spoken word […]

The Best of Us with Joyce Maynard, Wed., Sept. 6, 8:45 am

Join us bright and early on Wed., Sept. 6, at 8:45 am, as journalist and popular fiction writer Joyce Maynard discusses her new memoir The Best of Us (Bloomsbury, hb., 448 pp., $27). You can skip breakfast, because we’ll be bringing coffee and pastries to help pep everyone up. . In 2011, when she was in her […]