Local history books at the Middleton Place gift shop
West Ashley, SC
College of Charleston campus
Towell Library, built in 1855, served as the College’s first library. It held approximately 45,000 books, compared to the College’s Addlestone Library today, with a capacity of 1 million volumes. Towell Library is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Charleston Beer by Timmons Pettigrew and Chrys Rynearson
This book releases today!! Here’s the official description: “In a town that prides itself on buying local and all things Lowcountry, it s no surprise that artisanal ‘craft’ beer has taken the Holy City by storm. With four established breweries, dedicated retail stores and bars, a home brewing club and the annual Brewvival festival, craft beer culture is booming. But behind the modern ales, lagers and stouts that connoisseurs know and love is a barrelful of Charleston beer history that has been brewing for centuries. From the first brewery that opened its doors in 1732 through Prohibition and the recent ‘Pop the Cap’ legislation that allowed high-gravity beer to once again flood the streets, Charlestonians have embraced beer wholeheartedly. Join local writer and beer bard Timmons Pettigrew as he recounts the incredible and mouthwatering history of Charleston beer, pint by frosty pint.” Sounds really interesting!
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Blue Bicycle Books
420 King Street
My favorite downtown bookstore! They actually have this bike outside the shop door with a stack of books strapped to it during business hours.
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