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Bookish Travels: Bookstores I Visited in Savannah, Georgia


Some of you may remember that my family and I visited Georgia for our spring break in March.  We stayed on Tybee Island, which is about 25 minutes outside of Savannah, Georgia.  While in Savannah, I decided to visit two of Savannah’s most famous independent bookstores!  Since Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday April 27th, I thought I’d celebrate by sharing some pictures from my visit…


I absolutely fell in love with Savannah.  If I could take the heat of the summers, I’d definitely move there.  March was the perfect time to visit with temps in the mid to high 60s and low 70s.  This might sound cold to many people, but coming from Ohio where temps are in the 40s & 50s in March, it felt great!


The first store I visited was The Book Lady Bookstore.  Operating since 1978, The Book Lady Bookstore is a gem of an independent book store.




The thing I liked best about The Book Lady Bookstore was that it felt very “old school” bookstore to me.  I could have easily spent hours here discovering books, but unfortunately my family does not have much patience for my bookish browsing.



If you like bookstores with a more vintage feel, definitely check out The Book Lady Bookstore!

The second store I visited was the E Shaver Bookseller store.  The E Shaver Bookseller store first opened in 1975.  This store had a more modern independent bookstore feel to it.  Whereas my family rushed me through the first store, there was plenty of things to keep them occupied in this store.



I loved the children’s section in this store!  It was very inviting and colorful.



My 12-year-old asked me how to work the typewriter…. He had never seen one in person before.


This store has a few furry friends, and my daughter was delighted to find one.



There you have it!  Two very different bookstores, both enchanting in different ways.  If you ever find yourself in Savannah, I highly encourage you to visit & support these bookstores!



Have you ever been to either of these bookstores?  If so, what did you think?

Do you visit local bookstores or libraries when you travel?  If so, which ones have been the most memorable?

Comment below & let me know 🙂

8 thoughts on “Bookish Travels: Bookstores I Visited in Savannah, Georgia”

  1. Yes! I’m so glad you take your family to bookstores when you travel. XD My mother and I try to take a Mother/Daughter trip every other year. In 2016, we went to Savanah and loved it! I went to E. Shaver, but I missed out on The Book Lady, sadly. I love that photo with the books on the stairs all piled up.

    When we went to Savanah, we took a Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil walking tour. I bet you would have loved it! The kids? Not so much…

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    1. I remember you telling me I needed to read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil! I didn’t get to it before our trip, but I definitely will before I go back. I guess they have a big book festival every year over President’s Day weekend! We should totally go one year!


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