About Us


Reading is to the mind what excercise is to the body!

The  Booksmith is an independently owned bookstore, coffee bar, and gift shop located in the foothills of upstate South Carolina just minutes from Clemson University.​ As a local establishment for nearly thirty years, the Booksmith has become a well known feature of our community. We specialize in products from our favorite local authors, but carry all the classics, best sellers, and everything in between too! As always, if you can't find what you are looking for on our shelves, or just need a little help getting something specific, we can always order any title for you. Please use our contact page to place an order. Or you can call or stop in too, we'd love to meet you!

We are proud to serve unique blends of coffee roasted specially for our store. Stop by the cafe and try our featured latte, we spotlight a fun and unique drink every month. And don't miss out on our monthly drink specials, they are always a great deal! Subscribe to our email list below to get specials, deals, and coupons sent directly to you.

Did you know? We are also a location for a branch of the local Post Office. You can get all your mailing done, check your post office box, grab a cup of coffee on your way in to work all in one convenient location in Seneca.

Cant find it? Send us a book request! We can special order any title for you, just click here to fill out our order form and we will contact you when its on its way!

A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent

We offer a wide array of coffee beverages, and tasty snacks. Our coffee and espresso blends feature custom roasts made just for us! Not sure what you like? Ask our baristas for suggestions, they all have their own favorite.

If you are interested in starting a book club let us know and we will be happy to help you set it up, did we mention book club members get discounts at our coffee bar!

In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations

We love connecting with our friends and neighbors. That's why we enjoy carrying products from local artisans in our gift shop. Come in and check our some great items! A beautiful handmade item makes a fantastic gift. If you are interested in being highlighted in our store please contact us.


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