When you come to stay in a Charleston beach house, it stands to reason that you can use some good beach reading material during your visit.

This weekend just happens to be the perfect event to stock up on reading materials for all ages staying in your beach house Charleston.  It’s a fun annual event that also happens to support a worthy cause.

If you’re in one of EP’s Isle of Palms luxury rentals right now, the weather is marvelous.  Thankfully we only had a little wind from Hurricane Michael.  Of course our thoughts and prayers are with those in Florida, Alabama and Georgia who were seriously affected by this historic storm.

It’s perfect weather to lounge on the deck of your luxury house on Isle of Palms with a book and take in some Vitamin D, aka sunshine.

This weekend is the Charleston County Library’s annual fall book sale, affectionately known as “That BIG Book Sale.”  This is the 37th year that TBBS has taken place.  It’s going on today through Sunday.

This is some of what you’ll find at the book sale this weekend, near your Charleston beach house:

  • This year, there are more than 70,000 items to choose from;
  • Both fiction and nonfiction, hardback and paperback books galore;
  • Non-fiction books on cooking, art, architecture, history, travel, religion, sports, science, and a whole lot more;
  • Music CDs, books on CD, and DVDs;
  • Games;
  • Maps, sheet music, and prints for framing;
  • 30 tables of books for toddlers to young adults; great for quiet afternoons in your Charleston beach house;
  • Prices start at just 50 cents for children’s books;
  • Admission is absolutely free!
  • Hours: Friday (today), October 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.;
  • Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.;
  • Sunday from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m..
  • On the final day –  Sunday  –  all items (except tote bags) are half-price!

TBBS is sponsored by Charleston Friends of the Library (CFOL). Proceeds go toward helping the public library do its good work for the community.  CFOL pledges at least $100,000 to the library each year; most of that is raised by book sales like this one.

It’s a great, wholesome place to do some early Christmas shopping.  They tend to have a lot of local interest items, so it’s also a nice place to grab a souvenir from your stay in one of the Lowcountry’s SC vacation rentals.

TBBS takes place at the Omar Shrine Auditorium at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.  It’s located at 176 Patriots Point Road, an easy drive from all our beach house rentals Charleston SC, namely our Isle of Palms vacation rentals.

Here’s a link from the library’s website.  And here is more from the Post & Courier.


Victory Cup Charleston  –  polo and hot air balloons near your Charleston beach house

There’s a fun party going on in Ravenel this weekend, if you feel like driving a little ways from your Charleston beach house.

It’s the Charleston Hot Air Balloon Festival at Hyde Park Polo Club.    Also going on  –  Victory Cup polo matches, part of the national Victory Cup Tournament happening around the country.  Get set for some lovely horses, spiffy fashion and hats.

Here’s more about it from the Post & Courier, along with other fall festivals going on this weekend.

Events happen tonight and tomorrow, October 12th and 13th.  Tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon are the polo matches.  Sponsors include Ferrari, Bentley Charlotte, Vineyard Vines, Truly, Angry Orchard, Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

You can get the whole scoop about that at the official Victory Cup website.


A new farmers market near your Charleston beach house

And last but not least, there’s a new farmers market launching this weekend.  Called The Post and Courier Farmers Marketit’s happening on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 in the Visitor’s Lot of the Post & Courier, at the corner of King and Columbus Streets downtown.

They’ll have over 40 vendors, with produce, artisans’ wares and food trucks for your shopping and dining pleasure.  This is also a great way to sample local Lowcountry products and find a souvenir from your stay in one of our beach rentals Charleston.

As a nice bonus, there’s free parking available in the P&C employee parking lot across the street.

So grab a good read at a great price, watch some polo, and check out a new farmers market. And remember  –  when you are looking for the best in rental homes South Carolina, especially luxury beach house rentals SC, to call Exclusive Properties.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger



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