Savannah Bee Co. celebrates their new location, Mead Bar and all their sweet honey products tonight at 5:00 pm on King Street. There will be food, a raffle and $5 mead tastings, with all your favorite people. Come, celebrate Savannah Bee.
Savannah Bee Co. is a beautiful place, where everything they do blossoms from their love of honeybees. Passionate founder Ted Dennard, who might just be on hand tonight, said "Our products deliver, they have real bee products in them, and I'm not sure everybody can say that." The honeys from Savannah Bee are curated by Ted, who knows the best of the best based on where the nectar comes from, and what gives it flavor, taste and color.
In addition to varieties of honey, you can try the bee products like luxury Royal Jelly Body Butter, shampoos and conditioners, Bee the Balm Gift Sets and our favorite, Orange Blossom Honey Hand Soap.
270 King Street
5 - 7:00 PM
While you're there, pick up a little honey to make Author Karen White's favorite drink, The Southern Queen Bee. We think Rosemary or Lavender Honey would be excellent, but you can taste and choose your own.
Karen White Dishes on Her Signature Drink, The Southern Queen Bee
Karen White's books have been nominated for numerous national contests including the Southeastern Booksellers Alliance Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers Choice Award. Karen is a New York Times andUSA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as grit lit Southern women's fiction. She has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. Her nineteenth novel, The Sound of Glass, was published in May 2015 by New American Library, a division of Penguin RandomHouse Publishing Group.
Join us Thursday, December 10 at noon for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse, with award-winning Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks discussing his latest book, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston," the authorized biography and inside story of the Mayor and how he built and forever transformed one of the nation's oldest cities.
Tickets are only $30 for the author talk and delicious three-course luncheon at Halls Chophouse, or $60 that includes the luncheon plus a signed copy of the hard cover edition of The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston.
ABOUT THE BOOK In his 40 years as Mayor of Charleston, Joe Riley has led the historic port city through its greatest period of growth, economic development and unity. His authorized biography, The Mayor: Joe Riley and the Rise of Charleston, is the inside story of his life and how he built and forever transformed one of the nation's oldest cities.
When Joe Riley, Jr. became the Mayor Charleston, King Street had a Waffle Hut and boarded up buildings. How did he envision that Charleston would flourish with Charleston Place as the anchor to an urban re-development program second to none in the world?
How did he build up the waterfront and the Aquarium? What made Riley embrace the Spoleto Festival?
Post and Courier columnist Brian Hicks takes you inside the life of Riley and the rise of Charleston.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states.
His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008.
Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association.
His previous books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship," "Raising the Hunley" and "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865."
Tickets are $30 for lunch plus tax and processing fee, or $60 for lunch and a signed copy of Brian Hick's book. All tickets include the champagne reception at Blue Bicycle Books following the event. Click Here to Order Tickets.
Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets, the Camden Exchange Garage between John and Hutson Streets, or at meters on the street.
Do you love books, authors and PIE? Then get excited! Tickets are now on sale for YALLFest 2015, Charleston's Young Adult Book Festival. Celebrate all things YALLFestive from November 13th- 14th. Don't delay, tickets will sell out fast. Click here to purchase tickets.
Join us Thursday, September 17 at noon for a Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse, featuring award-winning author Christopher Dickey whose new book Our Man in Charleston is making all the lists.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street, where the luncheon and discussion will take place. Following lunch, there will be a champagne reception and book signing at Blue Bicycle Books, steps away at 420 King Street. Tickets may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or through our 24/7 ticket hotline number 800.838.3006. For special handling call 843.303.1113.
Award-winning author Christopher Dickey is the Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Editor for The Daily Beast. Previously he worked for Newsweek Magazine in the same position, and before that for The Washington Post as Cairo Bureau Chief and Central America Bureau Chief. Chris's books include the classic With the Contras: A Reporter in the Wilds of Nicaragua; Expats: Travels from Tripoli to Tehran; Innocent Blood, and Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son; Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force -- the NYPD, published in 2009 and chosen by The New York Times as one of the notable books of the year. He is the son of late South Carolina poet and novelist James Dickey.
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome Jimmy Huggins, President and CEO of the Southeast Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), as our guest speaker at Small Business Lunch at Halls, Thursday, January 8th.
SEWE is the first major event every year in downtown Charleston and this year's exposition, from Feb. 13th to the 15th, will have more than 40,000 attendees for three exciting days.
What should your business be doing to capitalize on 40,000 guests with disposable income?
Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston’s premier locally-owned bookstore, has just completed an extensive renovation to its longtime space on King Street. In a time when many have proclaimed the demise of the brick-and-mortar bookstore, the overhaul represents a significant investment in an independent bookshop. (And no, it was not funded by one of James Patterson’s generous grants!)
What they did: Installed new carpeting, shelving, ceilings and lighting, built a new point of sale, and removed the drop ceiling in the front room. In addition to the higher ceilings, walls in the front area were removed so the space now seats more than 50 people comfortably for readings and talks.
Fluorescent lighting was replaced with track lighting and modern pendants, the children’s room has been doubled in size, and the food section was expanded. Other features include a new hand-crafted wood counter, exposed brick, new sound system, and a display of 23 framed vintage bicycle posters.
420 King Street, the brick building which houses Blue Bicycle Books, was built ca. 1940, and has served as a print shop, opthamologist's office, and a deli before the store opened in 1995.
Design and project coordination was led by Lauren Sanchez Design (Jonathan’s wife’s award-winning interior design firm).
During construction, the store operated out of a temporary pop-up shop next door, in an abandoned restaurant. Thanks to an army of volunteers, all 40,000 books were moved out and back in without a day of business lost.
Presented by The Citadel Fine Arts Series, "The Monuments Men" author Robert Edsel will be giving a lecture, Q&A and book signing on Thursday, April 3 at The Citadel's McAlister Field House.
New York Times bestselling author Robert M. Edsel tells the incredible true story of the Monuments Men, a small group of art experts-turned soldiers assembled by President Franklin D. Roosevelt who bravely went behind enemy lines to locate and recover mankind's greatest artifacts before their imminent destruction by the Nazis.
VIP Reception at 5:30pm, Lecture at 6:30pm, and Book Signing at 7:00pm. General admission is free. VIP tickets are $125 and includes a cocktail reception with the author, reserved lecture seating, and a signed copy of The Monuments Men. To purchase a VIP ticket or to make a donation call 843-953-7477 or go to citadel.edu/finearts.
Suzanne Burke will be promoting her newly released book at the Magnifilous Toy Emporium on Saturday, September 28th at 1pm. Children and adults are invited to the store to celebrate the launch of her book, Logan and The Mystical Collar, and to meet a retired greyhound.
Logan and The Mystical Collar is an exciting time travel adventure story set in Ancient Egypt. This well-researched period "tween" novel combines an accurate historical lesson with an adventurous story line the reader is sure to remember. Go back in time with Logan and experience Ancient Egypt through the eyes of the world's oldest dog breed, the greyhound. See how Logan overcomes bullying and develops leadership skills while changing the course of history.
Old patterns that no longer serve us are shifting. Are you embracing the changes or feeling overwhelmed? Either way, you are not alone.
In July, Seeking Indigo is hosting two of their favorite authors who will be teaching us ways of navigating reality with more ease and grace - mark your calendars now!
Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30pm: Book signing and mini-workshop with Debra Moffitt, author of "Garden of Bliss". (learn more)
Wednesday, July 24th at 6:30pm: Presentation and book signing by Simran Singh, author of "Conversations with the Universe: How the World Speaks to Us", publisher of the award winning magazine 11:11, and host of the 11:11 Talk Radio show. (learn more)
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.