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Blue Bicycle Books presents the Spoleto Party Series, four nights of books and the 'coldest wine in town.'
Here is the series schedule from Blue Bicycle Books' website:
Sat., May 23, 5 - 7 pm. Release party for Sandy Logan’s book of photography, From the Edge. (Reidesign, hb., $75).
A noted local architect, Logan’s sublime collection of “abstract” photographs of graffiti and industrial sites ain’t exactly Rainbow Row, so leave your fanny pack at home and come join us for a glass of wine.
Sandy will also be hanging prints around the store — our first art show in two years.
Thurs., May 28, 5 - 7 pm, Greenville writer Mindy Friddle will sign copies of Secret Keepers (St. Martin’s, hb., $25). I first met Mindy when we both read at the inaugural Piccolo Fiction Open back in 1999 (see below: Sat., May 30), and we’re thrilled to host the Charleston release party for her second novel. Come join us for a glass of wine.
Fri., May 29, 5 - 7 pm. Anne Barnhill will sign copies of her short story collection, What You Long For (Main Street Rag, pb. $15). Come join us for a glass of wine.
Sat., May 30, 5 - 7 pm. Charleston homegirl Katie Crouch will read and sign copies of Girls in Trucks (Back Bay, pb., $14). She’ll headline the 9th Annual Piccolo Fiction Open, a free Piccolo Spoleto event. This year’s PFO winners John Foster, Debra Daniel and Susanna Glattly will read their winning short stories. This was one of the top literary fetes of the festival last year (see for yourself here.) We’re giving you plenty of notice: do not miss out.
And don't forget they'll have Jonathan Miller, author and illustrator of The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund, in on Saturday, May 23, at 11 a.m.
And they'll even have a few more signings after the Spoleto series:
Sun., May 31, 2 - 4 pm, Margaret Wagner will sign copies of World War II 365 Days. (Abrams, hb., $30)
Wed., June 10, 5 - 7 pm. Jonathan Miles will sign copies of Dear American Airlines. (Mariner Book, pb., $14). This debut novel made the cover of the New York Times Book Review (read the review). Miles will read in our courtyard and sign copies at a party sponsored by our friends across the street at Garden and Gun magazine.
Fri., June 12, 5 - 7 pm. Jeffrey Rotter, signing The Unknown Knowns. (Scribner, hb. $25). This debut novel has drawn comparisons to Pynchon and Vonnegut, and Douglas Coupland calls it “A Confederacy of Dunces meets Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.” Coming from one of my very favorite writers, that’s one tasty morsel of blurb stew. Jeff grew up in Columbia and his folks live down here — come welcome him back to Kakalak.
Blue Bicycle Books is located at 420 King Street. (843) 722-2666.