Meet the Author: Tom Poland

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SC Country Roads book cover by tom poland

Join us on Thursday, May 2, from noon to 1:00 p.m., for an author talk featuring Tom Poland and his most recent book, South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations and Other Vanishing Charms. Venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and wonder why it died. When's the last time you saw a country store's cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Tom Poland explores scenic back roads that lead to heirloom tomatoes, poke salad, gas stations-turned-restaurants, overgrown ruins and other soulful relics.

For more information about Tom Poland, his other titles or more of his talks, visit his website:  

This event is FREE and open to the public; however, we ask that you register to ensure a seat. This program will be held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia. Please visit our map & directions page or call (803) 734-8666 for parking information. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, Statewide Initiatives Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or