Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

April Newsletter

Welcome to the April issue of Yes, It’s a Real Cat the newsletter of Blue Bicycle Books

In this issue:

  1. Recent acquisitions
  2. Burke High Lit Mag
  3. Right Relationship by Peter Brown
  4. Family Volunteer Day
  5. Happy Trails


 Recent Acquisitions:

New books by local poets Barbara Hagerty, Carol Peters and Denny Stiles!

A number of graffiti books.

A number of paperback mysteries. (This number is about 900.)

First editions of Hemingway, Pynchon, Franzen, Rushdie and Halloway.

The Magic of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John Neill, $125.

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible by Isaac Asimov (2 vols in one. The Old and New Testaments), $25.

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, 1st American edition, 12th ptg., torn jacket in mylar cover, with line drawing of Screwtape on the back, a giant spider dangling over his head. $49.


Speaking of Spiders…

The book release party for Kissing a Biting Spider, vol. 3 of the Burke High School literary magazine, part of LILA’s Poets in the Schools, is Friday, May 15th, 6 to 8 p.m., Randolph Hall on the campus of the College of Charleston. Join us for a reception, silent auction and a reading.

A taste of some of the many great lines:

“I remember seeing flooded streets after a Friday rainfall.”

“I remember my father’s house burning down, and thinking, ‘Do I have to pay for my textbooks that were inside?'”

“I believe in sandwiches because the layers of bread are like the stress I’m building inside.”

“I believe in mild-mannered teachers.”

“I kissed a biting spider.”


Mon. Apr. 20, 6:30 – 8 pm, Circular Congregational Church. Peter Brown gave a talk and signed copies of Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy (pb, $17). Brown and co-author Geoffrey Garver use core Quaker principles as the foundation for a new economic model. BBB was on hand to sell books, signed copies still available.



Thanks to everyone who came to the 11th Annual Bridge Run Show. If you missed it, the new story is right here.


Thanks to Henry, Ruthie and Katherine Carey for kicking off our first ever family volunteer day! The Careys spent an afternoon of family bonding while installing our huge new mystery section. We like to think of ourselves as a ropes course without all the release forms.


We recently bid a fond farewell to Linda Annas Ferguson, the terrific local poet who was also a terrific part of our team here for two years. Our loss is the Bernie Horton Gallery’s gain. Thanks for everything Linda, we miss you.

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