Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

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The Literary Event of 2009

Charleston, Dec. 12 — Pat Conroy came two hours early and signed special orders in the lit room. Without taking a lunch break, he then went straight to the big tent outside and signed for the next five hours, taking his time with every single person in line — posing for pictures, shaking hands. We […]

Lemon and Rosemary

Thurs., Jan 21 was a big day with the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  Kami and Margie had a whirlwind tour of Charleston, visiting the set of Lowcountry Live, Ashley Hall, Burke High School, and Blue Bike Books. Signing books at the store, they marked them with a ‘Gatlin County Library’ stamp, and Jonathan […]

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures, Jan. 21

Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the authors of the YA novel Beautful Creatures, on Thurs., Jan. 21, 4 – 6 pm. Set in a fictional small town near Summerville, the book is getting a national push from publisher Little, Brown and has been very well received critically. Garcia and Stohl live […]

Clay Rice Silhouettes, Oct. 22

Renowned silhouette artist Clay Rice will cut personal silhouettes and sign copies of his book The Lonely Shadow  (Joggling Board, 2009, hb., $19.95) on Thurs., Oct. 22, 3 – 6 pm. Taught by his grandfather Carew, Clay Rice is a 21st century folk artist and a Lowcountry treasure. Watching him cut a child’s silhouette in five […]

Emily Arsenault, Sat., Oct. 17

Emily Arsenault will sign copies of  The Broken Teaglass on Sat., Oct. 17. Emily is a family friend* and we are thrilled to be a stop on the tour for her debut novel. She worked as a lexicographer for Merriam-Webster for four years after college, and this murder mystery is for word lovers. We’re currently reading […]

Stephen Rea, Sat., Sept. 5, 5 – 7 pm

New Orleans-based Irish author Stephen Rea will sign copies of his book Finn McCool’s Football Club: The Birth, Death and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead at Blue Bicycle Books on Sat., Sept. 5, 5 – 7 pm.

Freedom Writers, Aug. 18

Goose Creek High School teacher, Mahwish McIntosh, will sign Teaching Hope:  Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers  at Blue Bicycle Books on Tues., Aug. 18, 5 – 7 pm. Two years ago, Mahwish (pronounced Meh-vish) trained with Erin Gruwell and other educators in Long Beach, Cal. Gruwell was portrayed by Oscan-winning actress Hilary Swank in the 2007 movie Freedom Writers. […]

Laura Fogarty, Sat., Aug.15

Laura Fogarty will sign copies of her newest novel, Painted Blue, on Sat., Aug. 15, 1 – 3 pm.

Batt Humphreys, Sat., Aug. 1, 1 – 3 pm

Batt Humphreys will sign copies of his historical novel Dead Weight, (Joggling Board, hb. $27), Sat., Aug. 1, 1 – 3 pm.

Michael Plumides, Sat., Aug. 1, 5 – 7 pm

Michael Plumides will sign copies of his novel Kill the Music ($20), Sat. Aug. 1, 5 – 7 pm.  Listen to him discuss his new book on a WNCW podcast.