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Marianne Williamson event Mon. Sept. 23 RESCHEDULED FOR Wed. Oct. 9

The bookstore event with author and presidential candidate Marianne Williamson for Mon., Sept. 23 has been postponed to Wed., October 9, 11 am, due to the funeral of Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife of Congressman James Clyburn.

Gertie with Kathryn Smith, Sat. Oct. 2, 2 pm

Join us Sat., Oct. 2, 2 pm as Kathryn Smith will be here to sign her new book Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre; Heress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy. Gertie lived a 20th century life full of fun, adventure, derring-do and drama. Read all about her Gilded Age girlhood, explorations on three continents, hijinks on the […]

Marianne Williamson 2020 Teen Voices Forum, Wed., Oct. 9, 11 am

Wed., Oct. 9, 11 am the Marianne Williamson 2020 Teen Council presents the MW202o Teen Voices Forum with guest of honor 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson in conversation with Teen Council organizer Mateusz Wojnarowicz. This free event in the Blue Bicycle Courtyard will feature live music and refreshments, followed by a meet-and-greet and booksigning with the […]

REVIEW: City of Beasts by Corrie Wang, Reviewed by Jonathan Sanchez

Just about every aspect of the eighties has come back as retro. (The 2020 Olympics will even have break dancing, which sounds like an idea from one of the zanier Electric Boogaloo characters.) But one major part of life in the Reagan era that hasn’t been rehashed much is the overhanging threat of nuclear war.  […]

Witold Rybczynski Lecture on Charleston Architecture at the Simons Center for the Arts, Thurs., Oct. 17, 7 pm

Witold Rybczynski Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City Lecture with book signing and reception to follow In partnership with the College of Charleston and Preservation Society of Charleston Thurs., Oct. 17, 7 pm Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 Witold Rybczynski, Emeritus Professor of Urbanism at the University of […]

City of Beasts Book Launch with Corrie Wang — Tues., Sept. 17, 5-7 pm at Babas On Cannon

The party of the fall might just be Tues., Sept. 17, 5-7 pm at Babas on Cannon (11 Cannon Street), celebrating the release of Corrie Wang’s new young adult novel City of Beasts (Freeform, hb., 384 pp., $18). There will be drink specials and raffle prizes, including giftcards to Jackrabbit Filly, the restaurant Corrie and and her […]

Blood, Sweat, and Tears with Derrick E. White, Wed., Oct. 2, 5:30 pm

Join us Wed., Oct. 2, 5:30 pm as Dartmouth College professor Derrick E. White will be here to discuss his book Blood, Sweat, and Tears (UNC Press, hb., 320 pp., $30). Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before […]

Patricia Lockwood and Jillian Weise Poetry Reading at Redux, Sat., Sept. 28, 7 pm

Sat., Sept. 28, at 7 pm, poets Patricia Lockwood and Jillian Weise will be reading at Redux Contemporary Art Center (1056 King Street). The event is free and open to the public, and Redux is accessible and inclusive to all people. Jillian’s new book, Cyborg Detective, came out in early September. After the reading, there will be time for […]

Jennifer Berry Hawes at Grace Church Cathedral Okra Soup Meeting, Tues., Sept. 17, 5 pm

Tues., Sept. 17, at 5 pm, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes will be at Grace Church Cathedral (98 Wentworth St.) to give a talk about her book Grace Will Lead Us Home (St. Martin’s Press, hb., 320 pp., $29). Grace Church and Mt. Zion AME host Okra Soup jointly in Hanahan Hall at Grace. Soup will be […]

Building a Better Runner with Terry Hamlin, Thurs., Sept. 12, 6 pm

Thurs., Sept. 12, at 6 pm Terry Hamlin, founder of the Charleston Running Club, will be here to talk about his new book Building a Better Runner (Vertel Publishing, pb., 199 pp., $22). Building A Better Runner is your ultimate guide to distance running. Whether you are a teenager who enjoys running the mile, a hobby runner who […]