"One of the best bookstores in the South." - Southern Living, 2016
The Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC, is a revolutionary independent bookstore. With each book purchased at our store, we and our customers nourish new writers and help launch authors into the literary world. That’s because all proceeds from the sale of books fund creative writing education and independent book publishing in our home community.
Read about us in Lit Hub.
Located in the heart of downtown’s Grain District, our store shares the ground floor of the landmark Masonic Temple with Little River Coffee Bar and Cakehead Bakeshop. From its windows you look out on historic Morgan Square, the city clock tower, and the statue of the victorious Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan. Operated by the non-profit Hub City Writers Project, the Hub City Bookshop specializes in new releases, regional authors, children’s books, literary fiction, history, and, of course, Hub City Press titles. Since we opened our doors in June 2010—we have have become an important stop for authors on tour. Our event calendar always has a mixture of national touring authors and homegrown talent.
Our staff and volunteer workforce includes published writers as well as local book lovers. In fact, sometimes the person ringing you up at the counter can give you an author signature in the book you just purchased!
We carry mostly new books, but we do have an area of select used books. We accept donations of good-condition, contemporary and classic hardbacks and trade paperbacks during store hours, and can provide you a tax deduction in exchange.
If we don't have the book you need in stock, we're happy to place a special order for you at no additional cost.
When you shop with us, you help us publish beautiful and important new books. You participate in bringing a writer-in-residence to our city. You underwrite creative writing workshops. You help create a cultural hot spot. You make our city a literary center of the South.