Find the Perfect Read at These Bookstores
When visiting a new town, avid readers are often on the lookout for eclectic, vintage bookstores with their own cozy vibes. While Greenville has two of the mother-of-all bookstores (we're looking at you Barnes & Noble), we’ve also got a neat collection of independent booksellers that’ll make you feel right at home in their window-seat book nooks. Here are six to select from:
1. M. Judson Booksellers
Housed in the former Greenville County Courthouse in downtown Greenville, M. Judson is Greenville's most popular literary and social hub. Find that perfect Southern read and pair it with Salted Rosemary Shortbread and a latte (or glass of wine) from Camilla Kitchen. With pop-up suppers, story times, author signings, and book clubs, the allure of this charming shop is almost irresistible.
130 S. Main St., Suite 200A; 864.603.2412.
2. Angel's BookShoppe
With its local homespun feel, Angel's BookShoppe was opened after many years of the fine art of book collecting. Specializing in old books (some are hundreds of years old!), Angel sells both used and rare finds. So if you're on the lookout for a book from your own childhood or the collectible, classic Modern Library books, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.
2327-1 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.551.1533.
3. Fiction Addiction
Open for more than 20 years, don't let this purple-hued store's name fool you. Though Jill, the owner, loves fiction, you'll find books of every genre for adults and children. Formerly in the editorial division of St. Martin’s Press, Jill is knowledgeable in all things literary and will help you find that next best read.
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #2 (Shops by the Mall); 864.675.0540.
4. As the Page Turns
Located in the quaint downtown of nearby Travelers Rest, this bookshop features extensive selections by regional authors as well as items for teachers and their classrooms. Offering new and used books served up by a friendly, helpful staff, this is one stop you won’t want to miss.
32 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8100.
5. 2nd & Charles
If you're not immediately gobsmacked by the store's name spelled out among 4,000 discarded books when you first walk in, you’ll be impressed that the “2nd” in its name stands for second-time around. With the mantra “it’s all new to you,” everything for sale is pre-owned and pre-loved. Serving up books, music, movies, video games, vinyl records, comics, and more, it’s well worth a visit.
2465 Laurens Rd.; 864.281.1301.
6. Mr. K's Used Books, Music & More
Established in 1996, Mr. K's is an independent, family-owned bookstore with four locations in three states. Selling, buying, and trading books (across all categories) in addition to movies, music, collectibles, graphic novels, video games and the like, makes Mr. K's somewhere you want to 'B'.
101 Verdae Blvd, #320; 864.286.3000.