A new independent bookstore is coming to the Charleston area. The Turning Page Bookshop in Goose Creek is opening its doors on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with a Grand Opening Celebration.
Not only this will be one of the few independent owned bookstores in the Charleston area, it will be only the second African American owned bookstore in South Carolina, following Malcolm X Center for Self Determination in Greenville.
VaLinda Miller, who previously owned The Booksmith in Seneca, decided to move the business closer to her Goose Creek home. Miller said she was sad to leave Seneca behind, but is excited for the new adventure.
“Goose Creek is growing fast, and I want to be part of the mixtures of imagination by showing the world that we are more than readers and support our small businesses,” Miller said. “We are what a diverse community can do and do well.”
The bookstore will be selling new books, including Bibles, Christian fiction, African-American books and Young Adult books. They will be serving coffee and will provide a relaxing space for book lovers and others a place to read books.
The Grand Opening Celebration will give an opportunity for book lovers to get free gifts and win door prizes. Charleston author John Stamp will be doing a signing for his books “Brother’s Keeper,” “Spoilers,” and “Shattered Circle”. The celebration will be held from 10 am to 3 pm.
In the future there will be more events, including book signings from local and South Carolina authors, book club discussions and children’s events.
Turning Page Bookshop is located on 216 St. James Avenue, Unit F. Hours are from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday and 10 am to 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 843-501-7223 or email at [email protected]. You may also visit the website at www.turningpagebookshop.com.