3rd Thursday and Booksigning Tonight!

Third Thursday will be hopping on the square tonight… make sure you take a few moments during all the evening celebrations to stop by and meet the incomparable Dorothy St. James and grab a signed copy of her newest hit from Penguin Random House, A Perfect Bind – a cozy mystery perfect for the spooktacular fall season…

On the Square Tonight,,,

“The Green Wave”  The Green Wave movie is scheduled to be shown here in Summerville during Third Thursday. This will be a special screening.  Our friends at Fox Audio Visual will have their large digital screen out on West Richardson (next to Town Hall) and the movie will be shown at 7PM – remember to bring your sports chairs.  
The Green Wave (2020) – IMDb “The Green Wave: Directed by Guido Verweyen. The Green Wave tells the true story of Louis Mulkey, a Charleston firefighter, basketball coach and substitute teacher at a local high school, who passes away in a massive fire, while on duty. His underdog team continues playing on without their coach, trying to win the 2008 State Championship title in his honor.

But wait, there’s MORE! Entertainment Summerville High School students from Ms. Williams, International Thespian Society will be out dressed in Halloween costumes for fun family photo opportunities. At 6:30p on Little Main they will be doing a skit from Macbeth to promote their upcoming play in November. AND – “40 Years Too Late” will be playing on Hutchinson square and “Rey Soto” on Short Central.

Come enjoy our amazing community on this fine evening and get a taste of all that Summerville is – friends, family, entertainment, and yes, a good book or two!


SATURDAY Booksigning: Jewel Sweeney’s Azalea Cafe!

October 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us Saturday afternoon and meet local author Jewel Sweeney and grab a copy of her new release, Azalea Cafe! Everything was lining up in a way that Liz never would have dreamed of. Her café in Summerville, South Carolina was growing and expanding into catering. Her family supported her completely. The love of her life, Scott would be her husband in just a few short months. Life was joyous. But Liz’s picture-perfect world…Find out more »

Our Teacher Appreciation Nights at Main Street Reads!

October 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Attention all educators: We invite you to join us for our inaugural Teacher’s Night Out at Main Street Reads. Choose one of TWO special evenings, either October 24th or November 7th and enjoy treats, special signings, publisher recommendations, huge discounts and more! All pre-K through 12 educators are invited. Whether you’re a teacher, a community organizer who gets kids involved in volunteering, a hard-working PTA volunteer, a part-time tutor, writing coach, or the principal: Join us for an evening that…Find out more »

Next Thursday: Pulpwood Queens Bookclub:
With or Without You

October 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Join us for a fun evening of book talk and free refreshments (all are welcome!) when we discuss With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt! We’ll meet live at Main Street Reads but those wishing to join us via Zoom can do so here: Find out more »

Trick or Treat Booksigning:
The Witches Three Count on Me

October 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
“A magical story that captures the fun and spirit of Halloween. I highly recommend it!” – Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author of Turtle Summer and The Islanders Saturday, October 30th will feature Trick or Treat at the farmer’s market up the street from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. — and at Main Street Reads we’ll have Trick or Treat all weekend long, PLUS a special book-signing with Lynda Bouchard, featuring her new The Witches Three Count…Find out more »

Booksigning: Kathryn Smith’s New Hit:
Baptists & Bootleggers!

October 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Saturday afternoon, pull up a barstool and get better acquainted with Carry Nation, Al Capone, George Remus, F. Scott Fitzgerald and a host of other historical personalities as you learn of the South’s unique role in the years 1920-1933 when alcohol was banned by the federal government. This book takes you to major cities and small towns, all of which struggled between the Baptists and their teetotaling allies who preached temperance and the bootleggers who got rich providing what their customers couldn’t…Find out more »

Shop early to get your holiday gifts on time! The supply chain is even more disrupted this year due to COVID-related labor shortages in publisher warehouses, printing capacity limitations, and shipping issues. All of which means potential out-of-stock books and order delays. Find the perfect gift early this holiday season. October is the new December!