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Bookstores in Myrtle Beach

On your way to the beach for a day in the sun and surf and need something good to read?

Like many locals often do, you may want to stop by one of the Myrtle Beach bookstores before heading out to the beach with the kids.

Three of the most popular local bookstores are Barnes and Nobles on 10th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach, The Book Warehouse on Waccamaw Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, and Litchfield Books and Coffee Shop at 14427 Ocean, Litchfield Landing (in the Bi-Lo shopping center), Pawley's Island.

Litchfield Books and Coffee Shop is on the west side of Highway 17 just north of Pawley's Island. This Myrtle Beach area bookstore is unique in that it carries one of the widest selections of books by local and regional authors, as well as the latest in best-selling fiction and non-fiction.

It also features a gourmet coffee concoction that rivals any chain store, so if you're not in a hurry to get to the beach, you can select a few books and leisurely browse through them while sipping a soothing cup of java.

Litchfield Books also manages to land a slew of author's to its store for Moveable Feast Luncheons to speak or read from their latest book and sign your copy.

Upcoming events in April and May feature Charles Martin, author of Wrapped in Rain: A Novel of Coming Home (April 8th), and Dorothea Benton Frank who brought the South Carolina Lowcountry to life with Shem Creek, discusses her new novel Pawley's Island on May 6th. Tickets are available by calling 843-237-7874.

And don't forget the newest saga of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, entitled Ya-Yas in Bloom, a novel of loyalty, style and fun from author Rebecca Wells.

If you heading to Huntington State Beach or Brookgreen Gardens, both of which are right up the road, you might want to consider The Remarkable Huntingtons: Chronicle of a Marriage by Mary Mitchell and Albert Goodrich. Anna Wyatt Huntington and her husband Archer Huntington had a profound effect on the Myrtle Beach area and the book is well worth reading.

The children and teens are not forgotten, as Litchfield Books has a treasure trove of books, puzzles, journals for the young and young at heart.

Beginning on June 9, 2005 and each Thursday at 10 a.m., is the Children's Reading Hour; giving you a chance to browse and shop in relative quiet. Laurie Halse Anderson, the best-selling author of Speak and Fever, writes about a teenage girl's journey of self-discovery with Prom.

One of the best children's books we have seen is called The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. It is the story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian in the Iraq city of Basra who saves her town's priceless collection of books. It is written in language a child can understand, but the message speaks to readers of all ages.

Also available is a large selection of books on tape and a books on tape swap club, as well as unique greeting cards and music CDs.

Call 843-237-8138 for directions to the store, or for more information.


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