The Hub City crew, including founders John Lane and Betsy Teter (front and center) and Meg Reid, Anne Waters, Michel Stone, and Rachel Richardson
The happy recipients of a grant from James Patterson
What are some of the qualities that make Hub City Bookshop unique?
Hub City Bookshop is a non-profit bookstore operated by Hub City Writers Project, an advocacy organization that “cultivates readers and nurtures writers” through the work of a publishing house, a writers residency program, contests for emerging writers, workshops, educational programs, and summer camps.
What book are you recommending most to customers right now?
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Name a book you bought for its cover.
Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray
If you could adopt any fictional animal, which one would you choose and why?
Ralph Mouse from The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary because my son Eli would adore a motorcycle-driving companion
What emerging author or first book are you most excited about?
James E. McTeer II, author of the new novel Minnow
What do you see as Hub City Bookshop’s role in the community?
To be a community center where people gather to mingle, muse, and celebrate literature and writers!
Coffee or tea? coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon
Hard cover or paperback? paperback
Vowel or consonant? vowel
Highlight or underline? underline
Bookmark or dog-ear? dog-ear
Train or plane? train
Cake or pie? pie
Mountains or sea? mountains
Dog or cat? cat
Thanks to Anne Waters for answering our questions and to UNCW alumna Rachel Richardson for the photos and awesome doodles! Stay tuned for the next stop on our indie bookstore road trip.