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Independent Bookstores in South Carolina

NewPages.com guide to the best South Carolina indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in South Carolina are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

The Beaufort Bookstore
  • The Beaufort Bookstore
  • 2127 Boundary St.
  • City: Beaufort
  • Phone: (843) 525-1066
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: Children's, Literary, Crime/Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Newspapers
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We are Beaufort, South Carolina’s biggest full-spectrum bookstore. Voted Best Bookstore for 10 years, our inventory of over 10,000 titles includes books for children, juveniles, and young adults as well as all adult genres in both paper and hardback. We also offer Military, Best Seller, Book Club and Rapid Reader discounts.

  • Nevermore Books
  • 910 Port Republic St.
  • City: Beaufort
  • Phone: (843) 812-9460
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: Art, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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NeverMore Books specializes in rare, hard to find, and unusual used books in excellent condition. We offer many new books for adults and children in all genres. There are vintage vinyl records and vintage posters for sale also.

The Storybook Shoppe is a children’s bookstore located in historic Bluffton, SC. The first bookstore dedicated soley to children in the Low Country, the shop has only the very best books available for your child.

Books on Broad

Books on Broad, an independent bookstore and coffee shop selling new, used, and collectible books. Visit us at our downtown location or on our website where over 5 million book and ebook titles are available for worldwide delivery or local pickup.

  • Coffee Shelf
  • 130 Amicks Ferry Rd.
  • City: Chapin
  • Phone: (803) 932-2660
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea
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Buxton Books

Buxton Books is Charleston’s regionally-focused, independent bookstore. Come see us downtown!

Poor Richard's Booksellers

For thirty years, Poor Richard’s has been serving Easley in a historic building which housed the county’s first public library. We’re located on Main Street, with additional parking behind the store in Old Market Square.

  • Edisto Island Bookstore
  • 547 Hwy SC-174
  • City: Edisto Island
  • Phone: (843) 869-1885
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Make The Edisto Bookstore a permanent stop when you’re on the island. Lots to shop for, great conversation, and a pleasant experience.

Turning Page Bookshop
  • Turning Page Bookshop
  • 604 St. James Avenue
  • City: Goose Creek
  • Suburb of: Charleston
  • Phone: (843) 640-3164
  • Type: New books, Used books, Black-owned
  • Specialty: General Interest, African American, Children's, Crime/Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, YA
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Puzzles, Toys/Games
  • Events: Author Signings, Book Clubs, Readings
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Turning Page Bookshop is an independently owned bookstore located in Goose Creek, S.C.  It is the only African American Own bookstore in the state of South Carolina.  Our mission is to revive, sustain, build, stabilize and further increase our level of business; to identify and gather a larger customer base, to gauge our customers’ interests in books and reading, and seek to influence and possibly expand our customers’ tastes and preferences in literature. Suburb of Charleston, S.C.

Fiction Addiction

We are an independent bookstore located in Greenville, SC. We carry new and used books as well as gift items. We specialize in fiction but also carry nonfiction and can special-order anything that is in print. We also host author events, storytimes, and more.

M. Judson Books

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers A Modern Literary Hub in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Located in the Verdae Village Shopping Center.

At The Village Bookseller, our mission is to provide a gathering place for book lovers of all ages. Books, gifts, community events, and good coffee served daily!

Itinerant Literate Books opened in 2015 as a mobile and pop-up bookstore and in 2018 opened the flagship bricks-and-mortar Bookstop in Park Circle. Our name is reflective of our mission: we believe stories are powerful vehicles for growth and that access to knowledge should not be limited by zip code or district.

Mr. K’s Used Books is a local store with a friendly atmosphere that buys, sells, and trades used books, music, and movies at reasonable prices in great quality. We have a knowledgable staff that are always ready to help you find what you are looking for. We are open seven days a week and always available to evaluate your trades.

  • Bookends
  • 753 Main St.
  • City: North Myrtle Beach
  • Phone: (843) 280-2444
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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Located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, we are proud to feature a large variety of new and gently used books. Bookends is also your destination for specialty gifts for readers, with items like the “Hardbacker” book cover, bookmarks, greeting cards, and more! Perfect gifts for children can be found at Bookends. We are now carrying Suzanne Tate’s popular nature series featuring characters like Salty Seagull, Pearlie Oyster, and Sammy the Shrimp. Stop in and see us!

  • My Sister's Books
  • 13057 Ocean Hwy, Unit C
  • City: Pawleys Island
  • Phone: (843) 235-9618
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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My Sister’s Books houses more than 43,000 titles in a variety of categories: romance, mystery, classics, children’s books, biographies and other non-fiction. If you’re looking for works by local and regional authors, you’ll find a great selection of those as well. At My Sister’s Books, you can purchase or trade your gently-read paperbacks and audio books for the next title on your list. Our staff prides themselves on being able to make recommendations, seek out hard-to-find titles, and suggest other authors based on your preferred genre.

A full restaurant, wine bar and bookstore featuring a variety of new books from a wide range of publishers. Come hungry and buy a book, some great merchandise or join us for one of our events or live music for a fun evening with friends and enjoy a glass of wine or beer and a meal.

Rock Hill’s Best New and Used Bookstore! We share a parking lot with WingBonz off of Oakland Avenue.

Hub City Bookshop

A nonprofit organization in Spartanburg, SC, that cultivates readers and nurtures writers through its independent press, community bookstore, and diverse literary programming.

Main Street Reads

Summerville’s independent bookstore, located in the heart of downtown across from the newly renovated Hutchinson Square; grab a book, read in the park!

  • As the Page Turns
  • 32 S. Main St.
  • City: Travelers Rest
  • Phone: (864) 834-8100
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Educational, Regional
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As the Page Turns is proud to be Upstate South Carolina’s largest independent bookstore. Our inventory includes new books, bestsellers, used books, books by regional authors, favorite book club titles, books on school reading lists, and lots of teacher materials. We have a generous trade-in policy, offer discounts on new books, and are happy to special order any book you may need. Stop in today or contact us for more information!

Ed's Editions

Ed’s Editions has over 35,000 books spanning all subjects and genres. Our stock includes but is not exclusive to rare and collectible books.