Welcome to Litchfield Books!

So many of our friends, neighbors, and visitors agree that life gets a whole lot better when you’re at the beach. You’ll find us south of Myrtle Beach and north of Charleston, a region many visit again and again and some of us eventually choose to call home.

For us, we are so fortunate to be here year-round to enjoy the natural beauty of Pawleys Island, be a part of the community, and own Litchfield Books, an independent bookstore that not only offers a curated selection of books and beautiful gifts, but contributes to the cultural vibrancy of the Hammock Coast.

Our passions are many. We appreciate beautiful things, interesting items, and things that are unique and special in some way. Here’s what you discover when you visit:

-Novels, kids books, fascinating non-fiction to savor  – We read to escape, broaden our world, laugh, and be transported. You’ll find lots of novels from favorite southern authors and we’re always on the look-out for new writers who can use language in beautiful ways. When you want something good to read (and don’t want to sift through the millions of books available), come in and let us recommend something worthy of your time.

-Greeting cards for that perfect message – There are so many great card lines that never reach the grocery stores or pharmacies, but feature wonderful art and fresh greetings. Come in and we guarantee you’ll want to stock up for all those upcoming special occasions.

-Quality invitations & stationery – We love beautiful paper and elegant lettering. Your invitation or announcement will be noteworthy when our in-house calligrapher lends the artistic touch for those celebrations in life.

-Gifts for all ages & occasions – For many of us, gift-giving has gotten a lot more difficult. Who needs more stuff? We are up for the challenge and carry special items year-round. Whether you need a gift for a little one, shower or wedding, benchmark birthday, anniversary, hostess gift or any formal or casual occasion, come take a look, pick up the card and we’ll beautifully gift wrap your item.

-Connect with readers & writers – Join us at the Moveable Feast luncheons every Friday and you’ll know why they have become such a popular weekly event. Noted authors such as Harlen Coben, Jody Picolt, Pat Conroy, Jeff Shaara, Nicholas Sparks, Dorothea Benton Frank, Melissa Gilbert, Eben Alexander, Cokie Roberts and many New York Times bestselling authors have loved visiting Pawleys Island. You’ll enjoy lunch, meet authors with amazing stories to savor, and mingle with other readers.

-Local connections – From Southern cooking to local history, you’ll find a celebration of all things local here. In addition to the books and gifts we carry, when you shop at Litchfield Books you’re also helping us support worthy community organizations such as the Family Justice Center, Miss Ruby’s Kids, First Book, Pawleys Island Music Festival, Teach My People, Waccamaw Library and various Georgetown County Schools and Churches.  

The Hammock Coast offers a truly relaxing, rejuvenating respite whether you’re here for a short while or now call it home. We look forward to seeing you at Litchfield Books!

Warmest Regards,

Vickie Crafton, Owner