Time and Place
The 2018 series will run March 26-April 18, with book talks each Monday and author appearances each Wednesday. All talks and author appearances will begin at 6 pm in the Campus Room of Capstone on Barnwell Drive. Author appearances will be followed by refreshments and book signing.
The Open Book is unable to guarantee parking, but there are several good parking options near Capstone, including a metered lot between Capstone and Columbia Hall, a metered lot just across Barnwell by the Close/Hipp Building, and metered parking on nearby surface streets. (Parking at meters is free after 6 pm.) There are handicapped spaces in and near the Capstone lot as well as in the looped drive in front of Close/Hipp (the former location of the Moore School of Business). You can also find metered parking in Pendleton Garage, two blocks away, at the corner of Pendleton and Pickens. In addition, there is a lot behind Gambrell Hall, one block away, off Greene, which is open to the public (for free) after 5 pm, though it can be a challenge to find an open space in that lot. If you are planning to dine in Five Points following The Open Book, you might consider parking near your restaurant and making the short (but steep) walk up the hill, either up Greene Street or on the sidewalk that crosses the railroad tracks behind Cellar on Greene. But most participants are able to find area street parking. (If you have additional parking questions, please consult the online campus maps or USC parking services.)
The featured books are available for purchase at the University of South Carolina Bookstore (in the Russell House), which is offering a 10% discount if you buy all four at once. Additional titles by each author will be available for purchase at the author events, where you will have the opportunity to have your books signed.
To be added to our mailing list, use the registration form on this site or simply send your email address to TheOpenBookUSC@gmail.com. The Open Book is free and open to the public, and participants are welcome to attend individual events or the entire series. Seating is first come, first served. You do not need to register to attend, but we recommend it in case there are any last-minute announcements.
(We will not share your contact information, and we promise to email sparingly. If you have a special email spam guard, please add our address to your allowed list if you wish to receive announcements. Due to volume, we are unable to fill out permission forms for individual email accounts.)
If you have questions not answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us:
The Open Book
c/o Elise Blackwell
Department of English
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208