Here Be Books & Games, used bookstore and game store in Summerville, SC as seen from the parking lot
Interior of Here Be Books & Games, used bookstore and game store, Summerville, SC
Front door of Here Be Books & Games, a books & boardgames store in Summerville, SC


Mon closed
Tue 10am to 6pm
Wed 10am to 6pm
Thu 10am to 6pm
Fri 10am to 6pm
Sat 10am to 6pm
Sun closed


We accept Discover, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, debit cards, and, of course, cash!
We buy, sell, & trade.

4650 Ladson Rd.
Summerville, SC

(843) 695-1498

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Upcoming Events:

Sat., June 18, 3 to 7pm
Star Realms Tournament

Saturday, July 2, 6:00 pm
Game Night

Tuesday, July 5, 1 to 3pm
Marketing Q & A and Book Signing - Marketing from the Trenches

Friday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.
Book Club Meeting
Reading: Destroyer Men #1: Into the Storm by Taylor Anderson (Carmen)

Gaming Info

Demo Game Library

Games Played

Game Night Stats

Customer Loyalty Program!

We like to reward our loyal customers. [learn more]

Operation Books for Troops

Bring us the APO or FPO address of a service member serving overseas. We'll send them a box of books for FREE to read and share with friends. We've been sending books to troops since 2005. [learn more]


A Treasure Chest of Books & Games
Here Be Books & Games is a service-oriented used bookstore and game store located in Summerville, SC near Charleston, South Carolina

books | boardgames | demo game library | roleplaying games | search service | trading

A treasure chest of books and games awaits you at Here Be Books & Games.Here Be Books & Games is an inviting, service-oriented bookstore and game store located in Summerville, South Carolina, near historic Charleston. We've been here ten years now! We strive to provide a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere in which you can browse our selection or learn a new game.

There are a few comfy chairs where you can relax and read. We can even pull out a card table if you want to play a game. We'll even teach you how to play!

You're sure to find books to your liking.Over 30,000 Used Books

Voted the Best! 2012 Readers' Choice Book Store - Runner UpWith over 30,000 books in stock, you're sure to find something to your liking. Our bookstore carries hard cover and paperback books in all categories and accepts them for trade, too. While most of our stock is used and out-of-print books, we do also have some collectible, rare, antiquarian and even new books on our shelves as well. Our favorite book genres are Sci-Fi Fantasy, Roleplaying Games, Children’s Series, and Ancient History, but we make a concerted effort to stock a variety of books in all categories. Our metaphysics section includes new and used books and tarot cards.

Designer Board Games and Card Games

Just a few of the designer games you'll find at Here Be Books & GamesOur designer boardgames and card games (also known as Euro games) have overflown their shelves and spread throughout the store. We stock a variety of board games, and card games, for all ages, including:

Our games are by all the best game publishers, including:

For more details, see the Games section of our Products page or visit our online store.

Demo Game Library

Looking for something new and fun to play? We'd be happy to recommend a game based on your current likes and dislikes. Our demo game library of over 500 board games and card games allows you to try before you buy. We'll even teach you how to play. Just ask us anytime.

Shop at Here Be Books & Games on Small Business SaturdaySome of the games we've taught and demoed the most include:

Join us for Game Night, the first Saturday of every month. Admission is free your first visit, then $5 each visit thereafter. Over six hours of fun and entertainment for less than the cost of a movie ticket or a cup of joe!

Roleplaying Games, Dice and Gaming Accessories

In addition to all of our books and games, our bookstore carries a variety of roleplaying games (RPGs), dice and gaming accessories, including:

Game Night - 1st Saturday of Every Month

The first Saturday of every month is Game Night at Here Be Books & Games. We also host tournaments and organized play events. See our Events page for a list of all upcoming events at Here Be Books & Games.

Looking for a book or game? Let us help.

If we don’t have a book or game in stock, we can usually find and special order it for you, even books that are out of print or rare. Searches are free and there's no obligation to buy. We do require pre-payment on special orders and preorders of books and games.

We Buy, Sell and Trade Books, Roleplaying Games, and Designer Games

At Here Be Books & Games you can trade in your used books, roleplaying games and designer games for store credit. Use your store credit to and save money on both books and games. Please see our Trade Policy for details.

We buy, sell, and trade.