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.
A gorgeous and absorbing novel, The Ramblers follows of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Aidan Donnelley Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled.
This 2nd Sunday on Mother's Day, the Preservation Society Book & Gift Shop will be having a Toast To Mothers - Champagne and Shopping Event. From 1pm - 3pm, customers will have a chance to meet Nathalie Dupree and Holly Herrick and have a book signed -- a perfect opportunity to pick up Nathalie's brand new book, Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables.
"Leaving the glamour of a successful advertising career in New York, Mills Taylor eagerly accepts a position as the director of an educational scholarship foundation in Alston Station, a town near Charleston, South Carolina--the opportunity for a simpler, less hectic life is just too appealing to turn down. But, she unwittingly steps into an unfamiliar world of family secrets, betrayal, supernatural tales, southern traditions, and money--lots of money. Her new boss, Cooper Heath, is as socially conscious as he is charming, but falls from favor when his beautiful wife goes missing. Fundraising work brings Mills in close contact with a community divided in loyalty to Heath--does she have to choose a side?"
The cover of The Cast Net features the painting "September Marsh" by Rick Reinert.
On May 31st at 11am, the Piccolo Spoleto Literary Festival presents Aida Rogers in a panel discussion on "State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love".
Aida Rogers drew on the work of many nationally and regionally known writers to produce the anthology, State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, a collection of essays on the places that make South Carolina unique - from backyards and front porches to historic ruins and sports arenas. A panel of authors including Billy Baldwin, Nathalie Dupree, Ken Burger, and Steve Hoffius will join Aïda Rogers to discuss the Palmetto State and those places close to their hearts.
Mary Coy will be signing her book "To Hear Them Tell It: Memories of Growing Up in Charleston". This anthology portrays a collective consciousness shared by residents of a time when the city was very different than it is today.
The literary image painted within its pages is drawn from the interviews of over two dozen Charlestonians whose recollections typify those of many residents of a time now faded - folks from nearly every section of the city, both Uptown and Downtown, from various neighborhoods and walks of life. Many readers will be native Charlestonians who remember and will be able to relate to much of what is within the pages. However, newcomers and visitors may enjoy learning about an earlier Charleston that has given way to a new identity.
Delve into the world of choux pastry with cookbook author Holly Herrick. Her latest cookbook The French Cook: Cream Puffs & Eclairs demystifies the "puff" and provides delicious recipes perfect for every cook from the novice to the professional.
Whether it be a savory petit eclair filled with an avocado mousse layered with bacon and tomatoes, choux “gnocchi” with a buttered herb sauce, or a sweet Dreamsicle orange cream puff with a dark chocolate sauce, taste delights are found all along the way. Click here to purchase a copy of her book.
Catch Holly Herrick at April's 2nd Sunday on King Street. She will be at the Information Booth at 1pm with local author Ken Burger to sign copies of her books!
Join artist Clay Rice for a silhouette-cutting session and book signing opportunity in the Gibbes Museum Welcome Gallery this 2nd Sunday. This rare art form is a Rice family tradition spanning three generations!
Silhouette Prices: $42 per person for 2 copies of same person; $10 per additional copy. Matting and Framing options also available.
The Lonely Shadow Book & Silhouette Package: $60 includes 2 silhouettes suitable for framing; a copy of The Lonely Shadow; and 1 additional silhouette copy to be mounted in the back of the book.
This event is by appointment only, Reserve a spot on Sunday, March 9, from 1-5pm by calling the Gibbes Museum Store at 843-722-2706 x10.
March 1, 2014 marks the launch of Best Chefs America: The American South, the first of a series of regional guides to American cuisine.
In 2013, Best Chefs America introduced the first-ever comprehensive peer review guide of chefs in the U.S., highlighting the top one percent of chefs in the country. The book was the result of more than 5,000 one-on-one interviews with chefs across the country to find out who chefs think are the best.
“As the result of months of research and detailed interviews with chefs for Best Chefs America, we discovered that regional trends and cuisine culture were recurring themes. Chefs from each state pride themselves and are passionate when it comes to recreating regional flavors in their dishes,” states Gabe Joseph, editor in chief of Best Chefs America. “With this series, we shed some light on the culture and cuisine of each state. We also highlight the most talented chefs in the South, according to chefs.”
The Gibbes Museum of Art will be offering Free Admission on February 9th from 1-5pm. Free-Admission Sundays are held on select Second Sundays on King Street to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Gibbe's collection and exhibitions free of charge.
Also on February 9th, stop by the Museum Store from 1-4pm to enjoy a glass of sweet tea and meet southern cookbook author, Pat Branning. Branning will be signing copies of her new book "Magnolias, Porches, and Sweet Tea". RSVP to Sara Meyer at 843.722.2706x10 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Preservation Society of Charleston wants to help ease the burden of last-minute holiday shopping with their annual end of year book signing. On Sunday, December 8th from 1-4pm the PSC Book & Gift Shop will invite back all of the authors who have had new releases within the past year. With over fifteen authors, you will be sure to find a gift for even the toughest person on your list. Sip on hot-chocolate and cookies, and leave the gift-wrapping to them!
The PSC Christmas Book Signing features authors Karen White, Cassandra King, Nathalie Dupree, Holly Herrick and more. This event is FREE & open to the public.
Holly Herrick will sign the latest installment of her French Cook Series: Creampuffs and Eclairs.
Nathalie Dupree has your no fuss guide to parties with the re-release of her longtime classic
Comfortable Entertaining, and Matt and Ted Lee will be there to answer questions about the history
behind some of the city’s most beloved recipes and to sign their newest book, Charleston Kitchen. This event is free and open to the public.
Many authors have attempted, but few have been able, to write about
Theodosia Burr, daughter of Andrew Burr, to the level of detail as Rose Moore Tomlin. She has accomplished what no documentary biographer is allowed to do: project herself into Theodosia’s mind and report in Theo’s voice, how she would have thought, imagined, and spoken at each period of her life.
This event is free and open to the public. Stop by the store at 147 King Street and visit www.preservationsociety.org to see more events happening this month at the shop.
The Preservation Society of Charleston’s Book & Gift Shop at King & Queen will host author Nicole Seitz to sign her newest book Beyond Molasses Creek. Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship—he was once her best friend . . . and also part of the reason she’s stayed away so long. When Ally discovers a message her father left behind asking her to quit running, it seems her past isn’t through with her yet.
As Ally’s wandering spirit wrestles with a deep longing to flee again, a young woman on the other side of the world escapes her life of slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal. A mysterious sketchbook leads Sunila Kunari to believe there’s more to her story than she’s ever been told, and she’s determined to follow the truth wherever it leads her.
A deep current intertwines the lives of these three souls, and a destiny of freedom, faith, and friendship awaits them all on the banks of Molasses Creek.
This book signing event is free and open to the public. Stop by the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Book & Gift Shop on Sunday, July 14 from 1-4pm during Second Sunday on King Street.
The Preservation Society of Charleston’s Book & Gift Shop at King & Queen will host author Aϊda
Rogers on June 15th to sign her book State of the Heart. In her book, Aïda Rogers has crafted an artful love letter
to our state, with contributions from a host of nationally and regionally recognized writers who've
written short essays on the South Carolina places that they cherish.
Thematically organized, this collection offers a geographic and emotional scope that is as diverse as its
contributors. Sportswriters describe beloved arenas; historians reflect on church ruins and forts. A
playwright recalls the magic of her first theater experience; a food writer revels in a coastal joint that
serves fresh oysters.
reveals a state that is more than a playground for tourists; it's a state of human hiding places that echo
in the hearts of its literary citizens. Though presented as a book about place, the collection is
ultimately about our shared connections to one another, to a complex common past, and to ongoing
efforts to frame and build a future of promise and possibility.
Karen Stokes’ book, Immortal 600 takes place in 1864, when six hundred Confederate prisoners of
war, all officers, were taken out of a prison camp in Delaware and transported to South Carolina.
Upon their arrival, most were confined in a Union stockade prison on Morris Island. They were
placed in front of two Union forts as “human shields” during the siege of Charleston and exposed to a
fearful barrage of artillery fire from Confederate forts. Many of these men would suffer an even worse
ordeal at Union-held Fort Pulaski near Savannah, Georgia, where they were subjected to severe food
rationing as retaliatory policy. Author and historian Karen Stokes uses the prisoners’ writings to relive
the courage, fraternity and struggle of the “Immortal 600.”
This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.preservationsociety.org to see more book signings happening this month at the shop.
Ken Burger, longtime sports columnist for The Post & Courier, was recently awarded the Herman Helms Excellence in Media Award from the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. This award goes to people who have made significant contributions to sports in South Carolina. While writing sports for The Post and Courier in Charleston, Burger won numerous statewide writing awards and was named one of the nation's best sports columnists three times. He also was named S.C. Journalist of the Year in 1996.
“Writing is music to me. You translate sights, sounds and smells. You package excitement. You evoke an emotion. I am happiest when I write. Making sentences to me is the same as connecting trains. They are a part of something going somewhere magical.” -Ken Burger
The Preservation Society of Charleston's Book & Gift Shop at King & Queen will host author Jim Piecuch to sign his book General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South, co-edited by Gregory D. Massey. The book discusses Nathanael Greene, a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Greene has often been acclaimed as the second most important military figure of the Revolution, behind George Washington. This book offers new perspectives on Greene's leadership of Continental troops, his use of the mounted troops of South Carolina partisan leaders Thomas Sumter and Francis Marion, his integration of local militia into his fighting force, and his proposal that slaves be armed and freed in return for their military service.