The Book Tavern

Used, New and Rare Books

Starkey Flythe Book Sale

Where: 1220 1/2 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841
When: Nov 1 | 9am – 3pm

LAST CHANCE to discover the treasures from Starkey Flythe’s collection. Over 6000 books for $1 each. Fiction and non-fiction of all types. A smaller selection of slightly higher priced works including nearly everything Starkey every published. PLUS a special collection of poetry many of which are inscribed by the authors to Starkey!

PARKING: on Observatory, Sidereal, and Butler Avenues or on the east side of Georgia Avenue. Please enter on foot through the brick columns on Georgia Ave. or the gate on Observatory.

Creeptacular Halloween Book
Signing and Costume Party!

Three local horror writers will converge on The Book Tavern on All Hallow’s Eve with their creepy stories guaranteed to make you shiver. Join authors Victoria Hardy, Charles Campbell and Janis Ann Parks for words, music and frights. Come in costume and get treated with candy and a truly horrific discount on your purchases. The best costume wins one of the most frightening collections of horror stories!

Where: The Book Tavern
When: Oct 31 | 7-9pm

This week at The Book Tavern


Christmas IS coming, but we still have some Halloween left in us. This week at The Book Tavern:

Wednesday 10:30am Super Awesome Story Time – we’ll be reading The Book That Eats People by John Perry & Mark Fearing plus music, crafts and snacks provided by The New Moon Cafe!

Thursday 6-8pm Book Signing of Indescribable, Bryce Gibson’s sequel to Demon Sweat!

Friday 7-9pm A very spooky Tavernacle Poetry

Saturday 7 & 9pm Gravely Mistaken Augusta Ghost Trolley Tours – there are only a handful of seats left so book yours today by calling 706-432-8883!

Coming Next Week:

More Story Time, more Ghost Trolley AND a Halloween Party with 3 Local Horror Authors!

Find Waldo Augusta!

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s happening all July. Come to any participating location and pick up your passport to search out Waldo, Man About Town, at 24 local Downtown Augusta businesses.
The first 125 to find him at ten locations get a free button and coupon towards Waldo merchandise at The Book Tavern. Find him at twenty locations and be entered to win dozens of awesome prizes at our July 31st party from 6 – 8pm!


  1. The Book Tavern
  2. The New Moon Cafe
  3. Art on Broad
  4. Humanitree House
  5. Brigan’s Land of Enchantment
  6. Zimmerman Gallery
  7. Fireside Outdoor Kitchen & Grills
  8. Pilgrim Soap Company
  9. Watanut
  10. The Morris Museum Gift Shop
  11. The Rebel Lion Den
  12. Vintage Ooollee
  13. Artist’s Local 1155
  14. Marketplace Antiques
  15. The Augusta Canal Gift Shop
  16. Tire City Potters
  17. Flowers on Broad
  18. Oddfellows Art Gallery
  19. Casella Eye Center
  20. Gallery on the Row
  21. Curvitude Boutique
  22. Psychotronic Augusta
  23. International Uniform
  24. United Loan and Fireams

First Poem I wrote in a decade (or more)

I wrote this blackout poem during our inaugural Tavernacle Poetry which takes place the Fourth Friday of every month.  A great thanks to organizers, Jen Sparling and Skylar Andrews.


Thought makes the whole therefore, think well.
No one has any idea I speak the truth,
and they never believe me.
All is War by other means.
Does the cessation of notes stop?
Is war another kind of language for their thoughts?
Words must have no relation to action.
Good words are a mask,
Whoever thinks considers it in its remotest,
It is a question which cannot be solved.
What makes the situation so difficult:
Those who believe may affect us.




Although the Word is common, the many live as if they had a private understanding. - Heraclitus

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Fun stuff to do at the Tavern

The Re-Inklings
2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm to discuss works by The Inklings. [this group is on hiatus until 2015]

The Stalwart Storytellers' Union
2nd Friday of every month at 7pm where writers and storytellers come to share and sharpen one another.

The Graphic Novel Syndicate of Augusta
3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm to analyze, appreciate and discuss story, art, and theme as it pertains to the graphic novel art form.

Sketch Party
Come on the 3rd Friday of every month and sketch your hearts out. Some materials provided.

Tavernacle Poetry
Play Poetry Games, read poetry aloud (yours and others works) and learn about the oldest literary tradition on the Fourth Friday of every month.



936 Broad Street Suite 101
Downtown Augusta


10am - 4pm
Monday - Wednesday
10am - 6pm
Thursday - Saturday
10am - 9pm


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    Literacy Resources

    GRU Augusta Literacy Center
    Free one on one tutoring for all ages.
    GRU Writers Weekend
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