Books Sandwiched In 2018

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Friends of the Beaufort Library have announced plans for the 2018 Books Sandwiched In program, which launches Monday, Jan. 22 with a look at the future of movies and concludes March 12 with a presentation by native Beaufortonian and best-selling author Valerie Sayers. 

The popular Books Sandwiched In program features eight book reviews every Monday from noon until 1 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort.  The event is free, with coffee and cookies provided. 

“This program is our gift to the community for their great support over the years.   And we know that the way to book lovers’ hearts is by talking about books, “said Marilyn Harcharik, Friends of the Beaufort Library president. 

Connie Farrell Scuderi, co-chair of Books Sandwiched In (BSI), added: “Not only is BSI our gift to you but your support of our programs is a gift to the Beaufort Library and to the community as we continue and grow every year.”

This year’s program includes:

Jan. 22 – Do Movies Have a Future? by David Denby, review by Ron and Rebecca Tucker, founders of the Beaufort International Film Festival 

Jan. 29 – Found Anew, edited by R. Mac Jones and Ray McManus, review by local author Susan Madison 

Feb. 5 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, reviewed by Dr. Patrick Perryman of First Presbyterian Church, Beaufort.

Feb. 12 – Driving with the Devil, Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels and the Birth of NASCAR by Neal Thompson, reviewed by Ted Barber. 

Feb. 19 – The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer, reviewed by Laurie McCall and Elijah Heywood, Jr.

Feb. 26 – The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, reviewed by David and Lorrie Anderson, owners of Nevermore Books

March 5 – Dead Wake by Erik Larson, reviewed by TCL History Professor Greg Mauriocourt

March 12 – Who Do You Love by Valerie Sayers, presented by Ms. Sayers.

The Friends of Beaufort Library is an all-volunteer group that supports the Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena libraries. Through memberships, fundraising and volunteers, the group funds all the programs, classes, books, equipment and other materials that the state and county budgets don’t cover. For more information, visit

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