A Wonderful Week of Reading…

We have some great books and book discussions coming up over the next week – check ’em out and we’ll see you on Main Street!

TONIGHT! Young Adult Book Club

August 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Our next YA Book Club meeting is happening on the 2nd Thursday, August 13th, 2020, at 6 p.m. Leading the discussion will be Hannah Rose Summers when we’ll talk about NYT bestseller, Dear Martin by Nic Stone. We have book club discounted copies in paperback at the store – come grab one and get ready for a spirited discussion! “Powerful, wrenching.” -JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down “Raw and gripping.” -JASON REYNOLDS,…Find out more »

Tonight! The Yellow House with Sarah M. Broom in Conversation with Imani Perry

August 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.\

Join us Thursday August 13th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for a discussion about The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom! Make sure to email us for your confirming link and event password! THE YELLOW HOUSE: Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction A brilliant, haunting, and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother…Find out more »

Saturday: Bookstore Romance Day!

August 15 – All Day Programming!

Below is the Bookstore Romance Day 2020 Official Event Schedule for Saturday, August 15th. Come join the fun online with some great events! NOTE: All times listed are EST 9:00 am  Official opening/welcome with Ambassador Meg Cabot (On the Bookstore Romance Day YouTube channel) 10:00 am Coffee Break with Mona Shroff (Then, Now, Always), Delores Fossen (Settling an Old Score) and Cara Bastone (Just a Heartbeat Away) Noon An exclusive video from author JR Ward (The Jackal) (On the Bookstore…Find out more »

Monday: Main Street Writes!

August 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group will meet in person and via Zoom for those preferring to join from home. If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than 2 single-spaced or 4 double spaced, you can email them to mainstreetreads@gmail.com –we’ll have copies printed and ready to share with the group. See you soon — and Write ON!Find out more »

Tuesday: Reader Meet Writer: How to Argue With a Racist w/ Adam Rutherford

August 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us Tuesday, Aug 18th, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm for a candid chat with Adam Rutherford and his important work, How to Argue with a Racist. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for the link and password to this event. Books can be ordered for pickup in store or click the link in the title above to grab from our warehouse bookshop! Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports…Find out more »

Wednesday: Stories on the Square

August 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen’s Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events and we’re so excited to be doing the events outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and…Find out more »

Thursday: Meet Grandparenting Experts and Authors at a Virtual 3rd Thursday Special Event!

August 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a special Third Thursday event virtually, with California authors and grandparenting/mindfulness experts Pam Siegel to talk about how we can, as parents and especially grandparents, support the kiddos during this back-to-school time. Whether attending live or virtual classes, whether you’re able to get together with family in person or online, Pam and Leslie offer up useful tips on how to get and keep connected! Their book, Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, is available from Main Street Reads or…Find out more »

Thursday: Reader Meet Writer: Early Departures w/ Justin A. Reynolds

August 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us on Thursday, August 20th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm for an enlightening discussion with Justin A. Reynolds about his novel, Early Departures. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your link and password to attend, and books can be ordered from us for pickup in store or click the title link above to grab from our Bookshop warehouse! Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, delivers another smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative…Find out more »

August Book Picks

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