“Along Southern Roads,” a curated collection of essays and images from Southern writers and photographers, will make its debut Oct. 19-20 at the Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival.

The event coincides with the anniversary of Starbooks and Lydia Inglett Publishing, publishers of the book.

The collection features the essays of Ryan Copeland, who grew up in a large and well-known Beaufort family and still lives where his grandparents ran a business; Collins Doughtie, a transplant from Connecticut who has lived in Bluffton for six decades; and Lynne Cope Hummell, a native South Carolinian who has lived on Hilton Head Island more than 30 years.

They will be on hand to sign books during the festival.

The writers tell stories of their unique sense of home, the lasting memories and coming of age. The essays entertain and articulate what it feels like to ramble, to explore and learn from the road.

Images from some of the South’s best photographers bring the stories to life, illustrating those places in the South that touch our hearts and call us to explore.

Shorter essays and poetry by residents of the South fill out the pages.

A special feature of this edition is found under the dust jacket. The book is covered is brown leather finish and “branded” with an image of the cover photo.

With a strong sense of place, and an eye to a far-off horizon, the book captures the South with its abundance of nature, landscape, people, highways and byways.

All the Southern states are featured in this high-quality coffee table book. A boxed Collectors Edition is also available.

For more information, visit starbooks.biz.