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antique books on the bookshelf of one of the used bookstores in charleston sc

8 of the Best Book Stores in Charleston, SC

antique books on the bookshelf of one of the used bookstores in charleston sc

In an age when everything literary is likely read on a screen, it’s quite to hold a book in your hands.

Maybe it’s the weight of it.

Perhaps it’s the ease of reading on the eyes compared to a computer or phone screen.

It could be the connection to generations of readers before you, but there is something about reading an old-fashioned book.

It is definitely a hipster thing to appreciate books and a great used book store. Either way, there are plenty of book stores in Charleston, SC, to feed your addiction.

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The front of Xiao Bao Biscuit Charleston SC is still fairly reminiscent of a gas station

A Guide to the Best of Xiao Bao Biscuit in Charleston, SC

The front of Xiao Bao Biscuit Charleston SC is still fairly reminiscent of a gas stationAn old quote associated with Charleston, SC explains that there are two South Carolinas: one south of Broad Street, and then the rest of the state. But with the new renaissance taking-over Charleston, the lively pulse of the city has spread north in historic downtown Charleston away from its old centers around Broad Street, lower East Bay, lower King Street, and Market Street. And that movement continues, with restaurants and shops popping-up in former residential neighborhoods, or in old corner convenience stores. And Xiao Bao Biscuit is at the forefront of Spring Street restaurants in uptown Charleston, SC.

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aerial view of fort sumter sc in charleston harbor

Is Fort Sumter, SC, Actually Interesting? Get the Facts

aerial view of fort sumter sc in charleston harborSouth Carolina was of significant political and military importance for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

As the first state to secede from the Union at the start of the War–and Charleston harbor being the first site of aggression, with the bombing of Fort Sumter, SC–a large portion of the (white) population supported the institution of slavery.

Political leaders such as Preston Brooks and John Calhoun had inflamed national and regional passions to support slavery, and for a lengthy period of time before the start of the Civil War, the pro-slavery voices of the South wanted secession. Visit Fort Sumter soon to better understand why it consistently stays at the top of any list of the best things to do in Charleston alongside Rainbow Row.

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