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. 


Shop Our Inventory 



186 W Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306


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

PLEASE NOTE: Our hours are shifting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call or check our social media for the latest information. Thank you!

Bookshop Events

Books by Bicycle Boxes

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 paired with wines that share similar "notes". Free to attend, wine tasting available for purchase.  


Quarterly Potluck Bookclub

Meets: Four times a year at Hub City Bookshop 

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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