Wondering where to find the best bookstores near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bookstores in Greenville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for a good book.
1. Joe's Place
Topping the list is Joe's Place. Located at 2 Williams St., the bookstore and wine bar is the highest rated in Greenville, boasting five stars out of 25 reviews on Yelp.
The shop primarily sells an extensive selection of used books, but new books are also on offer. Stop by the third Tuesday of every month for the Books & Beyond book club.
Yelper Karen S. wrote, "Very friendly staff, great atmosphere, and all the books you would need. It doesn't hurt that they have a coffee bar, as well as plenty of wine and beer to choose from."
2. M. Judson Booksellers
Next up is M. Judson Booksellers, situated at 130 S. Main St., Suite 200. With 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp, the bookstore has proven to be a local favorite.
It regularly hosts local authors and offers a children's storytime every Saturday morning.
Yelper Cheryl H. wrote, "Great small bookstore in the center of downtown Greenville within walking distance of Falls Park. Plenty of tables and chairs, loads of books and local items for sale. Come in and browse, eat a cupcake and celebrate reading."
3. Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 1125 Woodruff Road, Suite 1810, is another top choice. Yelpers give the chain bookstore four stars out of 16 reviews. The local outpost can be found in the Shops at Greenridge.
The store has a cafe, a large children's section and hosts events like the upcoming Explore the Magic Harry Potter Event on Nov. 17.
Yelper Drew P. wrote, "Overall, this was a nice Barnes & Noble store. You can pretty much find any book you're looking for and even get a drink and snack at their cafe. If you're in the area and looking for books, this is definitely a good place to check out."