The USC Union Bookstore


A Walk Around Downtown Union

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Bookstore Manager Tanja Black (left) checks something for USC Union student Shekenia Henderson (right) who is preparing to make a purchase. Located at 311 E. Main St., Union, the USC Union Bookstore carries a wide range of items, many of them Gamecocks-related, ranging from apparel and jewelry to baby and youth items. The store is open not only to the students and faculty of USC Union, but to the general public as well.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The USC Union Bookstore is now located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store relocated to the Main Street facility in March 2015. The new location is much larger and allows for the display of a large array of merchandise for sale not only to USC faculty and students, but to the general public.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Jackets, shirts, t-shirts and other apparel items are for sale at the USC Union Bookstore, located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the public is invited to shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.


Charles Warner | The Union Times These platters, bowls, glasses, and cups are on display and for sale at the USC Union Bookstore, located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the public is invited to shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The USC Union Bookstore has a variety of things to offer including snacks for the hungry shopper. The store, which is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., has a variety of items ranging from apparel and jewelry to youth and baby items for sale. The store is open to the general public as well as the students and faculty of USC Union.


Charles Warner | The Union Times In nature there are gamecocks and bears, but at the USC Union Bookstore, the bears as well as the gamecocks are all USC Gamecocks. These stuffed animals are among the many University of South Carolina-themed items on display at the USC Union Bookstore. The store is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the public is welcome to come and shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.


UNION — A walk around the downtown Union neighborhood will take you past churches, public institutions, historic landmarks, and a number of businesses including the USC Union Bookstore.

Since its founding more than 50 years ago, the USC Union campus has grown, increasing its presence in downtown Union. Originally, USC Union consisted of only the Main Building on Main Street, but has since expanded to include the Central Building, Truluck Activity Center, the Founders House, and the Gazebo.

In March 2015, USC Union’s presence in downtown Union grew yet again when the USC Union Bookstore moved to its new location at 311 E. Main St. Prior to then, the bookstore had been located in the basement of the Main Building in a very small room that didn’t allow for much in the way of merchandise to be displayed or customers to browse.

The move to Main Street changed all that.

Bookstore Manager Tanja Black said that the store carries and displays on racks and in cases a wide variety of items including apparel; kitchen items; all kinds of Gamecocks paraphernalia including car magnets, car flags, decals, and any tailgating items; jewelry; platters; baby and youth items; soft drinks, snacks, and coffee.

As you might expect, given that USC Union is a University of South Carolina campus, the merchandise carried is overwhelmingly Gamecocks-oriented. While this will continue to be the case, Black said the store is looking into possibly getting in some Clemson items.

Black also pointed out that, while the bookstore is part of USC Union, it is not just for the students and faculty of the campus, but is in fact a community shop. She said that the general public is just as welcome to come and shop at the bookstore as the students and faculty of USC Union are.

So next time you are walking around downtown Union, wander on over to the USC Union Bookstore and browse and, if an item catches your eye, make a purchase. You can even get a snack or something to drink. After all, USC Union is a community shop and the community is invited to shop there.

The USC Union Bookstore is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m-5 p.m.

For more information about the USC Union Bookstore and what it has to offer, call 864-424-8080.

Charles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Bookstore Manager Tanja Black (left) checks something for USC Union student Shekenia Henderson (right) who is preparing to make a purchase. Located at 311 E. Main St., Union, the USC Union Bookstore carries a wide range of items, many of them Gamecocks-related, ranging from apparel and jewelry to baby and youth items. The store is open not only to the students and faculty of USC Union, but to the general public as well.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bookstore-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times USC Union Bookstore Manager Tanja Black (left) checks something for USC Union student Shekenia Henderson (right) who is preparing to make a purchase. Located at 311 E. Main St., Union, the USC Union Bookstore carries a wide range of items, many of them Gamecocks-related, ranging from apparel and jewelry to baby and youth items. The store is open not only to the students and faculty of USC Union, but to the general public as well.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The USC Union Bookstore is now located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store relocated to the Main Street facility in March 2015. The new location is much larger and allows for the display of a large array of merchandise for sale not only to USC faculty and students, but to the general public.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bookstore-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The USC Union Bookstore is now located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store relocated to the Main Street facility in March 2015. The new location is much larger and allows for the display of a large array of merchandise for sale not only to USC faculty and students, but to the general public.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Jackets, shirts, t-shirts and other apparel items are for sale at the USC Union Bookstore, located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the public is invited to shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bookstore-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Jackets, shirts, t-shirts and other apparel items are for sale at the USC Union Bookstore, located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the public is invited to shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.

Charles Warner | The Union Times These platters, bowls, glasses, and cups are on display and for sale at the USC Union Bookstore, located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the public is invited to shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bookstore-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times These platters, bowls, glasses, and cups are on display and for sale at the USC Union Bookstore, located at 311 E. Main St., Union. The store is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and the public is invited to shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The USC Union Bookstore has a variety of things to offer including snacks for the hungry shopper. The store, which is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., has a variety of items ranging from apparel and jewelry to youth and baby items for sale. The store is open to the general public as well as the students and faculty of USC Union.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bookstore-5.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The USC Union Bookstore has a variety of things to offer including snacks for the hungry shopper. The store, which is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., has a variety of items ranging from apparel and jewelry to youth and baby items for sale. The store is open to the general public as well as the students and faculty of USC Union.

Charles Warner | The Union Times In nature there are gamecocks and bears, but at the USC Union Bookstore, the bears as well as the gamecocks are all USC Gamecocks. These stuffed animals are among the many University of South Carolina-themed items on display at the USC Union Bookstore. The store is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the public is welcome to come and shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Bookstore-6.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In nature there are gamecocks and bears, but at the USC Union Bookstore, the bears as well as the gamecocks are all USC Gamecocks. These stuffed animals are among the many University of South Carolina-themed items on display at the USC Union Bookstore. The store is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the public is welcome to come and shop there along with the students and faculty of USC Union.
A Walk Around Downtown Union

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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