Anne Waters is our new bookshop manager
The Hub City Writers Project is pleased to announce that Anne Waters has joined our staff as manager of the Hub City Bookshop.
Anne brings to the position 18 years of bookselling experience, beginning at the Capitol Bookstore in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, where she worked for five years. She then turned to trade book publishing, serving as publicist for August House Publishers in Arkansas and vice president of sales and marketing for John F. Blair, Publisher in Winston-Salem, N.C.
After ten years with Blair, she purchased, revitalized and managed the Green Goat Gallery in Salisbury, N.C., a regional art and craft gallery. She also founded and operated the Blue Ewe Yoga Studio in Salisbury.
Anne has served as president of the Publishers Association of the South, vice president of the Rowan Arts Council, and a board member of the Salisbury Historic Preservation Commission and the Spencer Business Association.
In August, Anne, her 8-year-son Eli, and husband Andrew, moved to Spartanburg for Andrew to take over as executive director of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE).
"I am thrilled to be a part of the Hub City organization," Anne said. "Betsy Teter and her team have not only chronicled the rich heritage of the South Carolina Upstate through the press and writers project, they have created a cultural hub with the bookshop. I look forward to building on this foundation to create a ‘must stop’ destination for touring authors as well as a destination bookstore for readers."
"We are very excited to have Anne join us," said Betsy Teter, Hub City’s executive director. "She has an incredible set of bookselling and retail skills and a strong history of community service." Teter noted that Anne’s former employer, John F. Blair, is the trade distributor for Hub City books.