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Our Story

With a name like Joe’s Place, the question we get asked the most (and rightly so) is “Who is Joe?”

Joe is Mary’s brother who passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 1999. He was an eclectic guy who loved books, especially history, and after work he would go to a locally owned bar and hang out with friends. The discussions were often about the books they were reading, which resulted in debates about various topics. Although he would never have called it a book club, the concept was the same. Joe lived life to the fullest, and we are thankful for the time we had with him. He would have loved our bookstore.

We are very excited about our name, our business, and being a part of the downtown Greenville community. We hope you make new friends at Joe’s Place, in print and in person!