Charlestonians are a prideful lot, and it is certainly justified. Whether you’re a native, a local, or a visitor, Blue Bicycle Books will definitely make anyone’s Charleston obsession that much more intense with their collection of new, used, and vintage books about Charleston history and culture. The range of books is extensive — there are old-school postcards, newspapers, and paperbacks for as cheap as a dollar. But look behind the counter for the “rare books” section that boasts antiques from hundreds of years past for hundreds of dollars. Some of the books are by local authors like Pat Conroy and Nicole Seitz. We like to call it the Charleston Trifecta: Local bookstore selling books about local culture by local writers.