Water Festival week will be an exciting one for Beaufort book lovers, as Bay Street Trading Co. hosts a series of signings by beloved, big-name authors.

Located right off Waterfront Park on beautiful Bay Street, the bookstore is the perfect place to come in out of the heat, mingle with fellow readers, and meet some of your favorite literary artists.
    The fun kicks off on Saturday, July 11th, when famed illustrator E.B. Lewis will be on the scene signing copies of Circle Unbroken, by Margot Theis Raven, and Negro Speaks of Rivers, by Langston Hughes, both illustrated by Lewis. 1 – 4 pm.
    Sunday, July 12th, celebrated southern novelist Dorothea Benton Frank will be on hand, signing copies of her eagerly-awaited Return to Sullivan’s Island. 1 – 4 pm.
    Thursday, July 16th, our own Carl T. Smith will return to for an autographing of his terrific novels of suspense and southern life, Lowcountry Boil and, his latest, Louisiana Burn. from 1 – 4 pm.
     Savannah historian and Callawassie resident Jim Jordan will be here on Friday,  July 17th, to promote his critically acclaimed historical novel Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia. 1 – 4 pm.
    And on Saturday, July 18th, Mary Alice Monroe will be the bookstore’s featured guest, signing copies of her wonderful-sounding latest novel, Last Light Over Carolina, her follow up to Time is a River. Again, the signing will take place from 1-4 pm.
    For more information, call Bay Street Trading Co. 524-2000 or visit www.BayStreetTrading.com