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“Excellent find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Bicycle Books

Blue Bicycle Books
Ranked #16 of 80 Shopping in Charleston
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Brooklyn, United States
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a lovely used bookstore right on King Street. The young man behind the counter was very personable and knowledgeable. Nice selection of books!

Visited July 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I had finished lunch and was walking around when I noticed this bookstore. I didn't think much of it at first but after entering I realized this is a true Charleston landmark. They have a section dedicated to the new self published local folks as well as more traditional books both new and old. I walked in for the heck of it and and ended up spending $50. If you're looking for a laid back atmosphere in a book store, this is your place. Will I be back, of course.

Visited June 2014
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Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Shopped here and won't be back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

As an avid reader, I try to check out independent bookstores when I travel.
Sure, I could get better prices via Amazon or Barnes and Noble but I believe to have indie bookstores to both thrive and survive you need to buy from them. Well, the owners made no offers or suggestions when I asked about recommendations for local authors. Also, when checking out (yup still bought a book) the cashier was more involved with a private conversation than ringing me up. This store may be touted in some guidebooks but I was quite disappointed by the lack of customer service. Having gone to Malaprops in NC, the Strand in NYC, Vroman's in Pasadena and Haslam's in St. Pete Fl ( to name a few) and experienced their high quality of service, this was a let down.

Visited May 2013
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