For book lovers in Savannah, there are a wonderful array of charming bookstores to indulge your interests. Whether you are keen to find the latest New York Times bestseller or a rare first edition of a classic, discover below three of the best shops in the area all located within a few minutes of the Olympus Fenwick apartments.
The Book Lady Bookstore
Established in 1978, under the vision of Anita Raskin, the Book Lady Bookstore features a wide range of new, rare, gently used and out-of-print books. A pillar of the local literary Savannah community, the shop collaborates often with esteemed cultural organizations like the Poetry Society of Georgia, the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, the Southern Poetry Review, Wormsloe Foundation, Georgia Historical Society and the yearly Savannah Book Festival.
E Shaver Bookseller
Based in the heart of Savannah on Madison Square, E Shaver Bookseller is the city's oldest bookstore. Locally owned for more than 40 years, the space features seven rooms of fiction and non-fiction books. The store specializes in local and regional subjects, including architecture, history, cooking, gardening, and arts. In addition to a curated collection of volumes related to the Civil War, the shop's children's book spaces are adored by kids and their parents.
Books on Bay
Books on Bay offers a memorable experience for bibliophiles in Savannah. Located in a charming building on West Bay Street in the heart of the Historic District of the city, the store features thousands of titles spanning centuries of history. Genres featured include religion, classics and the whimsical from Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys to Zane Grey and Toto. Aficionados of the Civil War and The South will enjoy a curated collection of related titles.
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