We are excited to welcome Leslie Pietrzyk to the Hub City Bookshop for a reading, signing, and conversation celebrating the release of her new short story collection "Admit This to No One." Leslie will be joined in conversation by Susan Tekulve, author of the essay collection "Second Shift" and professor at Converse College.
What is a "food desert," and where do they come from? Why are some neighborhoods replete with artisanal bakeries, upscale cafes, and organic farmers' markets, while others lack even one good grocery store? And what does all of this have to do with urban public policy, deindustrialization, and racism? Come out to the bookshop at 6pm on Tuesday, January 25th for the answer to these questions and more. Furman sociology professor Ken Kolb will be discussing his new book "Retail Inequality: Reframing the Food Desert Debate," and applying the insights of his research to the specific forces that have shaped retail access here in our own community.
Hub City Bookshop is excited to welcome author Mary Martha Greene -- aka "The Cheese Biscuit Queen"-- for an evening of cooking, storytelling, and biscuit-tasting! Mary will be here to celebrate the publication of her new book, which shares her family's Southern recipes and the sweet remembrances surrounding them. Please join us as she demonstrates a recipe from the book and tells us her secrets over some of those famous cheese biscuits.
Her Story is a book club that meets at Hub City Bookshop on the first (and sometimes second!) Wednesday of every month to discuss books by women, about women. Meet us on Zoom at 6pm on Wednesday, February 2 to discuss Genevieve Gornichec's The Witch's Heart. Happy reading!