Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Category Archives: Events

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl signing with author Stephanie McAfee

Author Stephanie McAfee will be at the store Thurs., Mar. 15, 4-6 pm to sign  Diary of a Mad Fat Girl, her hilarious new novel. Gracelia “Ace” Jones is a sassy high school teacher, known in her small town of Bugtussle, Mississippi, for an outsize presence and a mouth to match. But this time that big […]

Taylor Polites signs The Rebel Wife, Thurs., Feb. 16

Author Taylor Polites will visit Blue Bicycle Books  Thurs., Feb 16, 5 – 7 pm to sign his new novel, The Rebel Wife , a story that confronts old Southern stereotypes and speaks to the profound impact the civil war had on the Southern nobility. Augusta Branson is a young widow from an elite antebellum […]

Marjory Wentworth signs Taking a Stand, Oct 1!

Blue Bike welcomes back S.C. Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth this fall to sign her new book co-authored with Juan E. Méndez, Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights (Macmillan, hb., 256 pp., $27). Join us at the store Sat., Oct. 1, 5-7pm to hear firsthand about the authors’ experiences with human rights violation and […]

Jennifer Niven signs Velva Jean Learns to Fly , Sept. 17!

In town for SIBA, Los Angeles author Jennifer Niven will stop by Blue Bicycle on Sat., Sept. 17, 5-7 pm to sign her new book, Velva Jean Learns to Fly (Penguin, pb. 432 pp. $15), the second installment in her acclaimed Velva Jean series.  The first book, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, published in 2009, received rave reviews […]

Bring the Kids! Blair Hahn signs My Purple Kisses , Sept. 9

Blue Bicyle welcomes local children’s author, Blair Hahn, Fri., Sept. 9, 5-7 pm to sign My Purple Kisses and My Purple Toes (Greenleaf, hb., $15.95). These two children’s board books, illustrated by Tate Nation, tell colorful, creative stories about a mother who shares her love in a variety of purple ways. Using fun seek-and-find illustrations, the series promotes life lessons that challenge a child’s imagination and early […]

Clay Rice returns to Blue Bicycle, Sept. 5!

Renowned silhouette artist Clay Rice is returning to Blue Bike to cut personal silhouettes and sign copies of his book The Lonely Shadow (Joggling Board, hb., $19.95) on Wed., Sept. 5, 3 – 6 pm. Taught by his grandfather Carew, Clay Rice is a 21st century folk artist and a Lowcountry treasure. Watching him cut […]

Barton Seaver signs his new cookbook, Sept. 20

Join us at Blue Bicycle Books Tues., Sept. 20, 1-3 pm to meet Barton Seaver, author of For Cod and Country (Sterling Epicure, 2011, hb., 295 pp., $30). His beautifully designed cookbook features simple seafood recipes that call for fresh, seasonal ingredients. Nearly all of the recipes are illustrated with scrumptuous color photos. In addition, it’s packed with […]

Cameron McWhirter signs Red Summer Sept. 28

Blue Bicycle will welcome Wall Street Journal reporter Cameron McWhirter Wed., Sept. 28, 4-6 pm signing his new book  Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America  (Henry Holt, 2011, hb. 352 pp. $32.50). McWhirter offers the first narrative written history of the deadly summer of 1919, when a wave of antiblack […]

Blue Bike welcomes author Maurita Corcoran, Aug. 19!

Maurita Corcoran’s new book A House Interrupted: A Wife’s Story of Recovering from Her Husband’s Sex Addiction (Gentle Path, pb., 232 pp., $16.95)  is a deeply personal memoir of struggle and hope. After learning that her husband of fourteen years, a successful physician, was a sex addict, Corcoran found herself submerged in a world of painful choices […]

Karen White, May 11

 Bestselling Southern author, Karen White, will sign her newest southern women’s fiction novel, The Beach Trees, at Blue Bicycle Books on Wed., May 11, 4 – 6 pm. The author of eleven award-winning novels, such as On Folly Beach, The House on Tradd Street and The Girl on Legare Street, White’s newest novel, The Beach Trees (Penguin, pb., […]