Local bookstores in Charleston, SC

Photo via Buxton Books

March is National Reading Month + y’all know we love finding opportunities to celebrate these recognitions locally. Earlier this week, we talked to a few folks at some of Charleston’s local book stores and asked for suggestions for springtime reads.

Before you click “add to cart” on Amazon (for any of your next reads), don’t forget to check out Charleston’s independently owned bookstores that not only offer a variety of titles to choose from, but don’t make you wait for shipping.

So if you’re stuck in a reading rut or haven’t decided what to pick up next, check out these page-turners recommended by these local book shops. 

Buxton Books (160 King St.) recommends these books by women for Women’s History Month:

📚 The Soul of a Woman  by Isabel Allende

📚 Eyes that Kiss in the Corners  by Joanna Ho

📚 Infinite Country by Patricia Engel 

📚 Nancy Drew Diaries: The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene (Bonus: This book is set in Charleston)

Itinerant Literate Books (4824 Chateau Ave N.) recommends these contemporary recent releases:

📚 Act Your Age, Eve Brown  by Talia Hibbert

📚 The Lost Apothecary  by Sarah Penner

📚 Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Turning Page Bookshop (216 Saint James Ave #F, Goose Creek) recommends these children’s books:

📚 A Is for Awesome! 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World by Eva Chen

📚 Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Rowley Jefferson

📚 Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome

📚 Fresh Princess by Denene Millner

📚 I Love My Daddy by David Bedford + Brenna Vaughan

What is the CHStoday team reading?

Editor Vagney is reading I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Editorial Coordinator Shari is reading Fattily Ever After by Stephanie Yeboah. CHS Intern Madi is reading The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.

Happy reading, Charleston.