Charleston’s annual Cooper River Bridge Run is always a great success, and to get things rolling, Blue Bicycle Books will be presenting the 11th Annual Bridge Run Show on Thurs. April 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Every year, local writer and shop-owner Jonathan Sanchez tells a new bridge run-related short story two nights before the run.

Story characters to look out for include a range of amateur astronomers, gun enthusiasts, and even exterminators; a diverse crowd that runs throughout the Holy City indeed.

Wine and power bars will be provided and admission is free.

If you want to get a night of relaxation in before the big run, call (843) 722-2666 or visit for more details. —Reina Gascon-Lopez