With a name that nods to Spartanburg’s past as a 19th-century rail center, Hub City was the brainchild of three writers hoping to create a sense of literary identity in their town. Operated by the nonprofit Hub City Writers Project, the bookshop carries new releases, a hefty assortment of regional authors, children’s books, literary fiction, history, and releases from the nonprofit’s own Hub City Press. The bookshop shares the ground floor of a renovated historic Masonic Temple with a coffee bar and bakery. All proceeds from book sales support the nonprofit’s creative writing education programs and independent book publishing efforts.
186 W. Main St.; hubcity.org