E-readers like the Kindle might be on the rise, but nothing beats curling up with a physical book. The weight of the book and the feeling you get each time you turn the page can’t be replicated on a digital device. You also can’t beat the experience of browsing through a bookstore. Check out the top local bookstores in the area so you can find some titles to add to your reading list.
M. Judson Booksellers
Located inside the historic Greenville County Family Court building, M. Judson Booksellers is considered Greenville’s premier bookstore. The building dates back to the World War I era, and you can feel the history as you walk through the doors. Once you arrive, you’ll be treated to an assortment of books that will be calling your name. The store is well organized and has curated items for you to look through. You can tell that lots of thought goes into picking these items, and you’ll likely grab a title or two before you browse through the rest of the bookstore. Once you start browsing, you’ll find titles from local authors to bestsellers and classics. If you aren’t sure what to pick, ask the staff. They are always so helpful and can provide recommendations based on your tastes.
People often refer to Fiction Addiction as Greenville’s hidden gem. It might not be a huge bookstore, but it is full of titles you’re sure to love. It’s hard to leave without an armful of books that you can’t wait to devour. You’ll also likely walk out with some merchandise. This is the go-to place for cool and quirky gifts you can’t find elsewhere.
If you are a collector, be sure to sign up for the Signed First Editions Club when you visit. You’ll receive a signed first edition each month that you can add to your collection. These first editions could grow in value so that they can turn into an excellent investment.
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Mr. K’s Used Books
If you are looking for a great deal, check out Mr. K’s Used Books. While some used book stores are disorganized, that’s not the case here. The bookstore organizes sections by category, and you can use the charts placed at the ends of rows to find what you’re looking for during your visit. The bookstore also has new books so that you can stop by for the latest titles.
Regardless of the reason for your visit, be sure to check out the selection of rare books. You’ll love to add one or two to your collection. You can also browse through the assortment of video games, movies, music, and collectibles. Oh, and don’t forget to bring in some items you want to sell. You can sell them for cash or trade them for other things you want.
You won’t have any trouble finding the perfect title at these bookstores. Head to Greenville and load up on books to get you through the summer.