Blue Bicycle Books

Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 1 – 6

We were founded in 1995 as Boomer’s Books by Lee and Jim Breeden, and renamed Blue Bicycle Books in April 2007 when local writer longtime employee Jonathan Sanchez bought the store with his wife Lauren.

We have about 10 feet of storefront on King Street, belying a much longer (and a little wider) space, 172 feet from Graphic Design to the dollar books in the back. We have 50,000 volumes, including the most complete collection anywhere of used, rare and new Charleston material.

We host a long-running Piccolo Spoleto reading, our annual Bridge Run Show staff reading, a writing camp for kids that runs all summer, and of course, YALLFest, Charleston’s young adult book festival, which annually draws 65 top YA authors and 12,000 fans to Upper King Street the second weekend of November.