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About meBegun in 1978 by the inimitable Anita Raskin who passed away in 2002, the expanded Book Lady Bookstore continues to offer a broad range of gently used, rare, out-of-print and also new books. Joni Saxon-Giusti, who worked at The Book Lady with Mrs. Raskin for many years, purchased and revamped the business in 2002 and has overseen the exponential growth and relocation of the shop.

Every day we hear our customers say, "This is a great store! It looks just like an old bookstore should!", and we agree. Located in the heart of Savannah's historic district at 6 E. Liberty Street, the cozy shop currently has 25,000 books, both fiction and nonfiction, hardbacks and paperbacks, constituting over 40 genres of titles. Our rooms of books include (among many others) an extensive collection of Georgia and Southern history, art, architecture and photography, literary biography, classics, women's studies, military history, foreign places, small press, philosophy, African-American, children's, gardening, science and nature, and cookbooks. We also have a great and varied collection of first editions, signed, and rare titles.

All books are hand-picked by the shop's proprietor, and reflect an appreciation of great literature and quirky, hard-to-find histories. We offer an out-of-print search service and advice (maybe too much!) from our knowledgeable staff, but our best service is in giving an unforgettable book lover's experience where customers are invited to browse for that serendipitous find, and to stay and linger beside one of our two fireplaces. As for our philosophy, we ascribe to what the historian Barbara Tuchman said, "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation a a standstill."

The shop has occasional author readings, special events and art exhibitions, and customers are encouraged to join our email list to receive current announcements. The Book Lady Book Club has been going strong for 2 years now. The reading list has included both fiction and nonfiction (more info. on the reading list and recommendations are in the Book Club album); all enthusiastic and opinionated readers are encouraged to attend.

Bookshop hours are currently Monday-Saturday, 10-5:30, and we are within walking distance of just about everything in the historic district. For further inquiries, questions about selling us your books, or for assistance, please contact us directly at 912-233-3628 or


Favorite authorsGabriel García Márquez, Flannery O'Connor, George Orwell (Shared favorites)


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Real nameJoni Saxon-Giusti, proprietor

Location6 E. Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 4, 2008

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