ALICE Now Available at MSR!

Just in time for Women’s History Month, ALICE has arrived! ALICE: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist, has come to Main Street Reads and folks, it is GORGEOUS! A collaboration between authors Dwight McInvall, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker, along with Middleton Place Foundation and Evening Post Books, we’re proud to carry this valuable piece of women’s and Lowcountry history in our store.

Prouder still, we’re collaborating on an event at the Public Works Art Center on May Day (May 1st) that will have the authors there for a chat and LIVE BOOKSIGNING! The perfect space for the perfect book! Proceeds from sales benefit both the Public Works Arts Center AND Middleton Place Foundation. And the book makes the perfect Easter or Mother’s Day gift! Grab your copy at the store early so you’ll have it to bring to the signing as we expect this to be a sell-out event. And, if you plan on joining us (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) on the 1st, then email us now and reserve your spot.

Want to learn more about the book, Alice, and the work that has endured? Check out this video from Edmunton Alston House featuring legendary Charleston artist Jonathan Green:

Coming Up…

THURSDAY Reader Meet Writer: When the Apricots Bloom with Gina Wilkinson

March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Email Us for your link to attend!
Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein’s rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson’s evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennium. A secretary, an artist and a diplomat’s wife, each must confront the complexities of trust, friendship, and motherhood under the rule of a dictator and his ruthless secret police… At night, in Huda’s fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert…Find out more »

And, Rounding Out the Month…

Living Large Bookclub: MARCH Pick – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

March 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

The Third Tuesday of this month will see us having a live and or virtual discussion of the amazing The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. You can join in the fun LIVE OR join in via ZOOM: Find out more »

Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

March 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

THIS MONTH: BLOSSOMS ARE THE THEME – We’ll have the latest blooming reads on display – JOIN US! On the third Thursday of each month Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans, to complement the extended hours of eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy partying out on the square, sales and treats at Main Street Reads, and singer/ songwriter/guitarist Mike Kaltofen keeping the vibe cool and festive as we enjoy our downtown…Find out more »

Author and Speaker Chris Singleton Returns with His New Release: Your Life Matters – Stories on the Square!

March 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
We’re so excited to announce that speaker Chris Singleton, author of the already wildly popular Different, will be at Main Street Reads on March 20th to celebrate and discuss his newest book releasing in March, Your Life Matters. Empowering and validating, Your Life Matters teaches children of all races about Black History and reassures black children everywhere that no matter what they hear no matter what they experience, no matter what they’re told, their lives matter. Written by national speaker Chris…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little

March 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.Join us for an entertaining book club discussion, live or online! This month, The Chanel Sisters by Judith Little! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever… Antoinette and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel know they’re destined for something better. Abandoned by their family years before, they’ve grown up under the guidance of pious nuns preparing them for simple…Find out more »

Reader Meet Writer: A Town Called Solace with Mary Lawson (Virtual Event)

March 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Email us at for your link to attend this special event with New York Times bestselling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the “wilderness of the human heart.” She’s back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel: A Town Called Solace—the brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade—opens on a family in crisis: rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word and Rose’s younger sister,…Find out more »

MARCH’s Featured Reads:

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You can also view the full list of favorite picks at our online shop HERE. Enjoy browsing online, or call 843-875-5171 to pick up your choices at the store.

Get Your Signed Book Fair Picks!

Here’s how it works: Begin by browsing the booklist at You can click on any title to learn more. THEN fill in your order details in the Google Form at the right on the same page. We will contact you personally to complete your transaction and arrange to send you the appropriate bookplates and free goodies that go with these special purchases!

Your Personal Book Registry

You tell us the books, we’ll add prices and share your sheet when anyone comes to shop for you!

If you see a book or books in the store you’re not ready to take home yet, or just want to share your Goodreads “want to read” list, we can add those to your personal wishlist, too. No more forgetting what that book was you just had to read! The form below will let you get started right away, or visit the store and we’ll set up your initial list in seconds!