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.
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!
Her Story is a bookclub that meets on the first (and sometimes second!) Wednesday of every month to discuss books about women, by women. Meet us on Zoom for our virtual bookclub to discuss Isabel Allende's A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA. Bookclub will begin at 6 p.m.
Wine Down on Wednesday, May 20th at 4 p.m. with “the next major voice in Southern fiction” and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series, Kristy Woodson Harvey! Join us for a talk, Q&A, and booksigning on her latest novel, Feels Like Falling, at Hub City Bookshop. This event is free and open to the public, but please reserve your seat.
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.
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
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.