New ReadSC Website Launched

New ReadSC website

The South Carolina State Library is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website The new site has an easy-to-navigate menu bar and provides keyword searching of its website pages.

The South Carolina Center for the Book is the South Carolina affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book and is a cooperative project of the South Carolina State Library, the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, and the Humanities CouncilSC. The Center is located at 1500 Senate, Columbia, SC, in the State Library. The Center officially began in 1996. celebrates South Carolina’s rich literary heritage and brings public attention to the importance of books, writers and reading. The website provides information about literary events and projects such as Letters About Literature, an annual student writing contest sponsored by the State Library, Center for the Book, and State Library Foundation.

For more information about, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Rogers, Coordinator of the South Carolina Center for the Book at or 803-734-8928.

Upcoming Event

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Jennifer Bartell Boykin, Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC

April 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
Join the South Carolina State Library's Center for the Book for our next Speaker at the Center Author Talk, featuring Poet Laureate of Columbia, SC, Jennifer Bartell Boykin. She will discuss her debut book of poetry, Traveling Mercy, and her upcoming release, Only Believe (The Word Works), a winner of the 2023 Hilary Tham Capital Collection.