Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

102 | | Oftentimes in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be difficult to make time for ourselves. The Village Bookseller may be your answer. This independent book store in Mount Pleasant offers something for everyone on your list along with an oasis for relaxation. Their full espresso bar and requisite big leather armchairs will allow you to escape from the world while they wrap your gifts as a complimentary service. This holiday season they will be selling not only best selling books, but also: coffee table books, Charleston candles, Alexa Pulitzer stationary, French paper goods, journals, games, puzzles, gift and holiday cards, fun bookish gifts like t-shirts, socks, totes and mugs, and stocking stuffers. Originally from Scotland, store owner Karen-Anne Pagano has always had a huge love of reading and has worked hard to create a literary community around her business. Pagano has been in the United States for more than 20 years and opened the shop right before the COVID-19 pandemic. “In the time since we opened, there has been a huge outpouring of local support,” Pagano said. The Village Bookseller hosts author events as well as runs books clubs. They will special order any books that are not in stock and customers have the ability to shop online. Free gift wrapping and local delivery are offered as well. Stop by and shop for all of your holiday gifts while giving yourself the gift of experiencing this charming local store. The Ultimate Gift The Village Bookseller BY CARI LAWSON For more information, please visit thevillagebookseller. com, or call 843-654-9449. local commerce We are your local, independent bookstore. 761 Coleman Blvd., Ste B Mount Pleasant, SC 843.654.9449 • Open Monday -Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-4 Free Local Delivery & Curbside Pick Up Available We have your Holiday Favorites