Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC


We are located at 420 King St., near the corner of King and John. 

Landmarks: BBB is halfway between Marion Square and Basil Thai restaurant, big green neon sign. Another good landmark is Rue de Jean restaurant, just around the corner.


We recommend meters on King St., especially above John St. before noon. Pro tip: there are almost always spots on Meeting St. between John and Calhoun (near the Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites), one long block away from us, but those are only available off-peak.

Don’t park off-street. Especially in the unaffiliated lot right by us. Unless you paid an attendant for a spot, you will get towed or booted.

Meters. Meters are $2/hour, usually two hours max. They take credit cards and you have to feed them 9 am – 10 pm, Mon. – Sat.

Broken meters mean two hours free. You can still get a ticket for staying over (same as ‘meter feeding’).

Residential zones. You can park there for an hour, sometimes two, as marked.

Garages. There is a garage behind our building, accessible from Hutson or John Streets. $2 for the first hour, $1 an hour after that.

A ticket at a meter is $14.  A ticket in a residential zone is $40.