Big Book Club, Big Signing: BOTH This Week!

We’re so excited for TWO big events this week — Our Thrill in the ‘Ville book club TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. (reading Eight Perfect Murders!) AND a much-anticipated launch party with Christina Sinisi’s new release, Sweet Summer! this Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you on Main Street for these events (free treats will be served), plus Monday’s Main Street Writes (last week Zoom only) and Stories on the Square storytime Wednesday morning. More event details below…

August’s Picks

Here’s your first look at the best picks for new reads this month!

And here’s a look at events coming up in August at your friendly neighborhood book store!


THURSDAY Thriller Book Club August Pick:
Eight Perfect Murders!

August 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Reader votes are in and our Thrill in the ‘Ville club is reading Eight Perfect Murders for August, a thriller by Peter Swanson. We’ll be serving refreshments and will have a unique gift for new club members! A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the year “Swanson rips us from one startling plot twist to the next… A true tour de force.” –Lisa Gardner Fiendish good fun. –Anthony Horowitz From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a…Find out more »

SATURDAY Book Signing w/Christina Sinisi:
Sweet Summer Book Launch!

August 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us Saturday morning to celebrate author Christina Sinisi, who penned the popular Christmas in Okracoke and Christmas Confusion! Her newest book, Sweet Summer, launches right here at Main Street Reads and we’re so excited to have her back! About Sweet Summer: Shelby Marano is the youngest of three sisters and was always Daddy’s baby girl—until her father was murdered when she was only eight years old. Ever since, she’s been running from anyone or anything that could truly hurt…Find out more »


Living Large Book Club August Pick:
All the Little Hopes

August 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Our big book for August will be All the Little Hopes, releasing July 27th from SourceBooks, penned by Leah Weiss, author of the fabulous If The Creek Don’t Rise! Leah will join us via Skype for the live book discussion at Main Street Reads and we’ll make BOTH her great books available at the 10% off book club discount at the store. Refreshments will be served. Join us for this wonderful evening – all are welcome!! A Southern story of…Find out more »

Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

August 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

THIS MONTH: “SUMMER in SUMMERVILLE” is the theme… We’ll offer up some cooling treats for visiting readers! 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 community…Find out more »

Bookstore Romance Day

August 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

August 21st is the third annual Bookstore Romance Day and we’ll be celebrating here with some spicy treats and hot romance authors! NOTE: If you’re a local romance author and want to be part of the signing fun, email Shari at! Official Bookstore Romance Day Ambassador(s): Kit Rocha: Deal with the DevilFind out more »

Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Virtual Event

August 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join in for this cool virtual Bookclub + Author Event for Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth by Kate Greene, produced by #ReadingWomenLeaders! #ReadingWomenLeaders is a bookclub series, showcasing women leaders in every aspect of life. Prioritizing autobiographies to center the voices of the women themselves, the club reads and learns about women in the areas of the arts, politics, nature, sciences, and sports, among others. Independent bookstores and readers from around…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Book Club August Pick:
What’s Not Said (Signed Copies Now Available!)

Book plates and bookmarks… and author Valerie Taylor will join the club to answer Qs!

August 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us for an engaging discussion WITH the author, Valerie Taylor, of What’s Not Said, AND get the first look at What’s Not True, releasing just before the club meets! Treats will be served and all are welcome! The book is available at the book club 10% discount and signed book plates will be available. “Taylor’s dialogue is snappy and contemporary . . . A witty and often amusing family drama.”–Kirkus Reviews Kassie O’Callaghan’s meticulous plans to divorce her emotionally…Find out more »