A Book Lover’s Guide to Charleston

Bookworms delight in these Lowcountry literary landmarks.

From serene, seaside parks to hip hotel hangouts, there’s no shortage of scenic spots to dive into your next novel while in Charleston. Snag a bench at Waterfront Park or the College of Charleston campus, sip an iced vanilla latte in the courtyard of Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, or hide away in The Restoration Hotel‘s Estate Library. What’s on your book bucket list? Pop in to Blue Bicycle Books, the Charleston City Market, The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston County Public Library, or the Preservation Society of Charleston Book Shop to pick up a few of our favorite reads, including Very Charleston, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston, and A Lowcountry Wedding. In need of some culinary inspiration? Check out Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions, Heritage, and The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen. And did you know? The Holy City also plays host to more than 60 of the world’s biggest young adult authors and New York Times best-sellers during the annual YALLFest book festival!

Where is your favorite spot to retreat and read? Share with us in the comments below, then click here to #ExploreCharleston!

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