Turning Page Bookshop, the only African American-owned brick and mortar bookstore in the state, has temporarily closed its Goose Creek location with another on the way, but this weekend, you’ll be able to peep the new shop in downtown Summerville.
Owner VaLinda Miller told the City Paper she decided to close her original shop on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek to move up the road to a more affordable location away from construction projects surrounding its previous home.
“When you’re on a budget to cut down on expenses to weather the COVID storm, it’s cheaper and better to move to another area in Goose Creek,” she said.
Miller hopes to have the new Goose Creek storefront (address TBA) open before the holiday season. But in the meantime, you can still visit Miller at her new shop at 203 E. 3rd North St. in Summerville, with a grand opening slated for Saturday.
Miller said she applied for over 100 grants and has not given up on that process in order to not only survive through the pandemic, but expand without breaking the bank.
Turning Page is open 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.