Itinerant Literate Books is a community-oriented bookstore with a selection of new and used titles reflective of the community. We engage in knowledgeable bookselling that puts our readers first and abide by the values of respect, thoughtfulness, inclusivity, intellectual individuality, and community empowerment. Our goal is to hand sell to each adult and child in our community his/her/their (new) favorite book.


  • Our Story

    Julia and Christen met in the summer of 2012 while attending the University of Denver Publishing Institute, where their dream of opening a bookstore was first sparked under the tutelage of Joy Meskis, founder of Denver's illustrious Tattered Cover Bookstore. After the program, both landed jobs at local publishers here in Charleston. After two years of working together they decided to put their "if" and "someday" dreams to the road, quite literally, and open a bookstore...on wheels.

  • Julia Turner

    Julia Turner is a seasoned copy editor who has a weak spot for Young Adult literature and corgis. She is excited to send you on your next literary adventure!

  • Christen Thompson

    Christen Thompson is a veteran editor with  a penchant for contemporary nonfiction and experimental fiction. She loves her adopted Holy City home and can't wait to meet you!