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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Hub City Bookshop's Consignment Program allows authors to have their books available for sale in-store.
Complete the Consignment Form for consideration to be included in our Consignment Program.
Please note that we are not accepting any consignments until January 1, 2022.
Hub City Bookshop hosts over 100 author events virtually and in person each year. Publishers and authors interested in having an event hosted by Hub City Bookshop should fill out our Event Request Form.
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!
Reading for Transformation Bookclub
Meets: Last Monday of every month virtual meeting | noon & 7 p.m.
Focus: To engage in readings about dismantling barriers between people