Between the Covers: A column about books for book lovers

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Just read it. That’s my slogan. I’m a librarian by day and a guitar strumming singer by night. Any other time you’ll find me with my nose nestled in a book.  It doesn’t have to be a bestseller, an award winner, or featured on BookTV.  Just give me a book and let me read between the covers. 

There’s no finer place than the Lowcountry to enjoy reading. Enjoy a chapter, or two, of a Pat Conroy bestseller during the next break of your kayaking tour of the Hunting Island lagoon.  Invite your friends over to taste test Alabama Lane Cake as you discuss the societal challenges and family dynamics that characterize Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.  Join a book club and sip sweet mimosas from your perch on a front porch swing as the sultry breeze channels William Faulkner and his southern style.  If Virginia is for lovers, I believe the Lowcountry is for book lovers.  

It’s a pleasure to join TheDigitel Beaufort community and writing content for this column. Join me here each month as we discuss books, authors, and local literary events.   

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Lowcountry literary events:  


Book Signing- Gloria Singleton, author of Beaufort Through the Ages at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd at the Beaufort Branch Library.  

Book SigningNicole Seitz, author of Saving Cicadas, September 16th from 1 to 4 p.m.  at Bay Street Trading Co. Beaufort, SC  

To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Celebration on Monday, September 13th from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library.  


Book Signing- Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of No Mercy (Dark-Hunter Series) on September 8th at 6 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at Oglethorpe Mall.  


Book Signing- Beth Webb Hart, author of Love, Charleston on Saturday, September 11th at 2p.m. at Barnes and Noble (Westwood Plaza)  

Book Signing- Michelle Zink, author of the young adult series Prophecy of the Sisters, Tues., Sept. 7, 4-6 pm. at Blue Bicycle Books  

Book Signing/Author Talk: Craig Welch, Seattle Times chief environmental writer and discusses and signs Shell Games: Rogues Smugglers and the Hunt for Nature's BountyThursday, September 23rd, 6:45 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library (Calhoun Street).