If you've been to our home, you'll know that Michael and I own a rather ridiculous amount of books. We love them. Recently we stumbled across a cute mobile bookstore as it was closing up shop for the day, but I took a card and emailed them to see where they would be next and if I could come and take photos of their cute space. Thankfully they said yes. :)
The Itinerant Literate is a bookmobile and pop-up bookshop that you can find serving the Charleston County areas, and it is oh so cute! The owners, Christen and Julia, are both editors who met back in 2012 and together formed the dream of owning a mobile bookshop. They started with doing pop-ups at the Charleston City Market while they saved up to buy the mobile trailer, and now they spend their weekends setting up shop in various locations around Charleston. (Did I mention they have a shop dog, Olivia, who is just the cutest?)
Even though their space is small, Julia + Christen keep the shelves stocked with a wide variety of new and used titles and are always hunting for new books that they can place on their shelves. Julia was the one present when Michael + I stopped by, and it was really fun to talk to her about the books and hear her recommendations. It was easy to tell that books are a passion of hers and that she wants people to come into their shop and walk away with a new bookish companion. (A passion I'm certain Christen shares.)
If you're in the Charleston area, you should consider joining their monthly Get Lit Book Club. (Michael and I are planning on it!) Alternatively, if you're not from the area, you should consider making it a point to stop by their shop when you're in town. It's something unique to do in the area, and there are books that your whole family can enjoy. To see when the next book club meeting is, or to see where they'll be popping up next, you can check out their calendar.
Or, you know, you could just go by to hang out with Olivia. She's pretty adorable.
What are your favorite kinds of books to read?
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