Itinerant Literate

The Itinerant Literate: Charleston’s Mobile Book Service

Something about the (newly) chilly October weather makes it feel like the perfect time to grab a coffee, a blanket and a book.

If you’re in search of said book, nowhere is as perfect as local shop, Itinerant Literate. The Charleston bookstore also happens to be home to the Charleston Bookmobile. The Bookmobile is a tiny moving trailer specialized in doling out brand new books for children, teens and adults.

The mobile’s most recent visit was to the cozy Westside neighborhood outside of beloved cafe, Harold’s Cabin.

Nestled amongst festive houses decorated for Halloween, the Bookmobile was practically shining in the setting October sun.

As I stepped into the Bookmobile I was warmly greeted not only by the owner, but by shelves of rainbow-colored books and songs belted out by Beyonce, Sia and Shakira. I could hardly contain my excitement as I sat down on the floor, humming the songs and rifling through the books.

While my eyes gravitated towards the colorful, cardboard children’s offerings, I eventually found myself learning about the ghost stories of Charleston, vegan soul food and psychological thrillers bound to entertain.

While I was drawn to so many of the beautiful offerings, I was ultimately enamored with their beautiful collection of books on Witchcraft. The shelves boasted books for the amateur witch, the “basic witch” dealing with social media and 21st century dating, and even books on conjuring spells.

With Halloween and midterm season right around the corner, I felt like this section was where I would find my perfect October book.

Not only did these books on witchcraft have the right amount of spook factor for the season, they also had techniques for relieving stress, banishing evil, and finding groundedness in your chakras– perfect for a stressed out college student.

Exploring the Itinerant Literate bookmobile was the perfect activity for a chilly Sunday afternoon to prepare for my week and felt so lovely and personal.

I am so happy I found my October book to snuggle up with! Be sure to check out the Itinerant Literate so you can too.

 

Photo by Zoë Murrie

Photo by Zoë Murrie

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Zoë Murrie is a sophomore Communications and Women’s and Gender major from Columbia, SC. When she’s not writing, she loves plants, burritos and house shows.


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