Main Street Books doors opened in November 2002. The original location at 205 Main Street was outgrown, as the idea of a unique, local, independent bookstore quickly caught on. The present location is at 210 Main Street, just across the street, but double in size. The additional space provides opportunity to present events and activities to support book sales and host author visibility events.
The bookstore is a venture of love for owners Jerry and Diane Shepherd. “Our hearts are so into this; we feel blessed to be part of such a unique community where friends, old and new, stop by just to say hello,” the Shepherds proudly say about their seven year venture.
There is a vibrant revitalization going on in downtown Hattiesburg. Main Street Books is one of the crown jewels of this effort, and a quiet reprise from the hustle and bustle of downtown activity.
“a fine independent bookstore”…
Southern Living Magazine. June 2007