Visit the Bookshop

Hub City Bookshop is a full-service independent bookstore that serves our organization's mission to "cultivate readers and nurture writers." We are located in an historic Masonic Temple in downtown Spartanburg and for the past decade, together with our neighbor Little River Coffee Bar, we have helped grow our small city into a vibrant, cultural hub where books are cherished and authors are revered.

We specialize in Southern literature, literary fiction and nonfiction, history, children's books and, of course, Hub City Press titles. All proceeds fund our creative writing education, community outreach, and publishing. We have twice been named one of the "South's Best Bookstores" by Southern Living magazine and in 2019 we were humbled to be selected "Bookstore of the Year" by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

The bookshop hosts over 100 events a year, most of them free and open to the public. You can read more about our bookclubs and our community outreach initiatives below. 

Click to learn more about Delicious Reads, our author-in-the-round spring fundraising event! Join us for an afternoon of lively conversation about books with 20 extraordinary American authors while enjoying delectable desserts and libations at the new Marriott AC hotel in downtown Spartanburg. On a March Sunday from 2:00-5:00pm, guests will have a unique opportunity to chat with a variety writers about their work and all things literary in a relaxed, elegant setting. This "move-able feast" costs $50.00 and $45.00 for Hub City members.

Location

186 W Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Hours

Monday - Thursday:
10am - 7pm
Friday & Saturday:
10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 4pm

Bookshop Events

Bookclubs at the Hub City Bookshop

Friday Open Mic Nights

Meets: First Friday of every month | 7 p.m.

Focus: Welcoming the community to read up to three original pieces at Hub City Bookshop

 


Her Story Bookclub

Meets: The second Wednesday of each month at Hub City Bookshop | 6 p.m.

Focus: To discuss books about women, by women

 


Reading Between the Wines

Meets: The second Tuesday of every month at Bond Street Wines in Downtown Spartanburg | 6 p.m.

Focus: A visiting author's book is paried with wines that share similar "notes". Free to attend, wine tasting available for purchase.  


 

Eat | Read: a Quarterly Potluck Bookclub

Meets: Four times a year at Hub City Bookshop on Sundays | 4 p.m.

Focus: Attendees are asked to bring a prepared dish from our featured seasonal cookbook for this quarterly potluck dinner and bookclub


 

Reading for Transformation Bookclub

Meets: Last Monday of every month at Hub City Bookshop | noon & 7 p.m.

Focus: To engage in readings about dismantling barriers between people

 

Read | Write | South, Bookclub 

Meets: Last Wednesday of every month at Hub City Bookshop | 6 p.m.

Focus: To discuss new Southern Literature, featuring a few books by Hub City Press. 

Outreach: Hub City Books in the Community

Books at the Bus Station

Our commitment to placing books in as many hands as possible inspired the creation of our first free lending library.  In March 2019, we unveiled a curated shelf of books at Spartanburg’s SPARTA Passenger bus station. Now, commuters and those just passing through can enjoy advanced reader copies of books yet to be published, including New York Times’ best sellers and children’s books, and Hub City Press titles.

 


Growing Great Readers

As part of our mission to foster a love of reading and learning in the children in our community, our “Growing Great Readers” initiative has seeded personal libraries for thousands of elementary and pre-school age children in Spartanburg. In the past, we’ve partnered with BirthMatters, the Adolescent Family Center, and Spartanburg District Seven to place 4,000 books in disadvantaged neighborhoods each summer.


Giving Tree

We’re constantly creating new donation avenues to help provide more efficient ways of giving to those that help us service our community. You’ll find a DipJar by the register at the Hub City Bookshop, and each credit card dip automatically donates $3 to our Growing Great Readers fund.

 

The Children's Hour

Hub City Bookshop hosts a children’s story hour on the second Thursday of every month from 10 a.m-11 a.m.  Join us with your little ones for crafts, snacks, and great stories!

 

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