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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. 


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186 W Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306


Monday - Saturday:
10am - 7pm

Sunday (seasonally):
12pm - 3pm


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Bookshop Events

Bookclubs at the Hub City Bookshop

Her Story Bookclub

Meets: The first Wednesday of each month in the bookshop | 6 p.m. 

Focus: To discuss books about women, by women. Check out our events page for upcoming meeting details.

Reading for Transformation Bookclub

Meets: At the Bookshop on the last Monday of every month | noon - 1 p.m.

Focus: To engage in readings about dismantling barriers between people

Bill's Bookclub

Meets: 1st Presbyterian Church; Meets the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at 10:30am & 7pm in the Arthur Center

Focus: Named for its founder Dr. Bill Arthur, this large and enthusiastically devoted group of literature lovers gathers monthly for an insightful analysis of a variety of good reads. Each month focuses on a different book, and all are welcome for refreshments, fellowship, and stimulating discussion. Mention "Bill's Bookclub" for a 10% discount. 

Rainbow Reads Bookclub

Meets: The third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Bookshop. 

Focus: Focused on reading books by LBGTQ+ authors or on inclusive themes

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, New York Times’ best sellers, 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. 




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