A downtown bookstore has been on the city planners wishlist for some time and now it is becoming a reality. The M. Judson Bookstore is coming to downtown Greenville on Main Street next to the Westin Poinsett Hotel in the Greenville County Family Court building on the first floor. The plan is for it to be part bookstore, part cafe that provides a place for authors and readers to gather. Focus will be on culinary literature, books for young adults and children as well as Southern literature.
Work on the space is expected to take about 6 months. Downtown planners have sought a bookstore over the past 10 years and feel this is a significant development for the downtown area.