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Have you made the 10% shift?

Lowcountry Local First has laid down the challenge: shift 10% of our spending to locally-owned businesses. Justin Nathanson made this great documentary to kick start things – you can see the Blue Bike section at the 1:15 mark. In case you don’t speak mumble, this is a transcript:   “It’s a very human place. We […]

Blue Bicycle Books Authors Luncheon Series

Mary Alice Monroe and Nathalie Dupree “Consider the Shrimp” The Blue Bicycle Books Authors Luncheon Series continues this summer with a meal of and about local shrimp, featuring local writers Mary Alice Monroe and Nathalie Dupree. Monroe’s latest novel, Last Light Over Carolina (Pocket Books, July 2009) unfolds over the course of a single day, […]

A Fistfight Over Commas — Jonny Miles

Garden & Gun Magazine hosted a party for Jonny Miles in the narrow courtyard three doors down — white wine and Red Stripes from Charleston Green Home. Jonny’s story on the Blind Boys of Alabama is in the current issue of Garden & Gun, and he spoke about his first meeting with G&G editor Sid Evans, when they were both new to the business. “Sid […]

Jonny Miles, Wed., June 10, 5:30

Wed., June 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Jonathan Miles will sign copies of Dear American Airlines. (Mariner Books, pb., $14).  Bennie Ford’s flight is cancelled and as he resigns himself to the truth that he’ll miss his estranged daughter’s wedding, he sits down to write a letter of complaint — this 180-page reflection on his life. Miles’ debut novel […]

Pre-order Pat Conroy’s South of Broad

Pre-order Pat Conroy’s latest novel, South of Broad, at Blue Bicycle Books and receive 10% off!  The book will be released on August 11, 2009.  Call us at 843.722.2666 or send us an e-mail at [email protected] ###

Brian Ray, Sat., Sept. 19, 1 – 3 pm

Brian Ray, winner of the Art Commission’s First Novel Prize (sponsored in part by Hub City Writers Project) will sign copies of Through the Pale Door on Sat., Sept. 19, 1 – 3 pm.  This Southern Gothic novel about a girl who takes a job in her father’s South Caolina steel mill the summer before […]

Burke Lit Mag Release Party May 15

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., Alumni Memorial Hall on the campus of the College of Charleston (the building behind the Cistern). Join us for a reception, silent auction […]

May and June Events

Sat., May 23, 11 am, Jonathan Miller, author and illustrator of The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund, will signs copies and give a storytime reading. Jonathan Miller quit his job at Oak Steakhouse to create and market this great local children’s book about a dachshund saying his goodbyes around town. All of the artwork […]

April Newsletter

Welcome to the April issue of Yes, It’s a Real Cat the newsletter of Blue Bicycle Books In this issue: Recent acquisitions Burke High Lit Mag Right Relationship by Peter Brown Family Volunteer Day Happy Trails ***  Recent Acquisitions: New books by local poets Barbara Hagerty, Carol Peters and Denny Stiles! A number of graffiti books. […]

Early april events

Blue Bicycle Books, upcoming in-store and offsite booksignings. All are free and open to the public. Questions? Please contact Jonathan Sanchez at 722.2666. Thurs. Apr. 16, 5:30 – 8 pm, during the Upper King Design Walk. Suzanne Latsko and Dianne Shaver will sign copies of Bride’s Advisor Charleston, (hb, $45)  Note: we do not allow […]