Book and a Brownie is BACK!

We’re partnering up with our friends at Eva’s on Main once again to bake us some of those wicked good brownies!

It’s simple: Buy a book (or more) and we’ll pack a FREE, scratch-baked, pre-wrapped brownie into your book bag! Want a perfect shelf-care selection? Browse our titles at the store or ONLINE… Read On!

Lots of Ways to Find Your Books:

Just some of our recommendations!

For anyone not comfy heading outside, whether it’s avoiding the weather, the bugs, or the virus, we continue to take orders by phone, email, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Please include a phone number so we can confirm your order.

  1. If you need to pick up your books curbside, please call in advance or when you arrive outside (843-875-5171) so we can bag your purchase, your brownie and your receipt and bring it right to you.
  2. If you need your books delivered, we can make arrangements (no charge!)
  3. If you’re not sure what you want, browse our in-stock list HERE, or browse our list recommendations (or any book) HERE. Or call us; we’re happy to prescribe an anecdote for stir crazy!
  4. Shop our ONLINE BOOKSHOP. Thank you so much to all those who’ve already shopped here – it’s easy and convenient for you AND us!

Thanks Charleston Moms!

Thanks for the shoutout from Charleston Moms this week – get a look at all their favorite indie bookstore picks HERE!

Coming Up at Main Street Reads

Some amazing book club choices this month and delightful events. We’ll have more special announcements on Thursday but this will get you started saving the dates!

MONDAY: Main Street Writes

August 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! Join us via the Zoom link below. See you soon — and Write ON!Find out more »

TUESDAY: Memoirs & Mimosas:
Celebrating National Memoir Day

August 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Did you know that Tuesday, August 31st, is National Memoir Day? (Okay, neither did we, but it is, and yeah, that’s a thing!) To celebrate, we’re doing our very own Happy Hour – free mimosas and treats and the chance to meet local award-winning authors Kathryn Taylor, who penned “Two Minus One” and Pattie Welek Hall, author of “A Mother’s Dance.” Come on out and join us for some chit-chat and a memoir or two (all memoirs will be 10%…Find out more »

September 2021

Wednesday Stories on the Square!

September 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Miss Colleen is on new mommy leave and substituting in her place is Main Street Reads’ own Ashley Bohinc! Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventure  – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Storytime at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events, held outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners, hoola-hoops for distancing…Find out more »

Thriller Book Club September:
Eight My Heart is a Chainsaw

September 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
We’re raving, critics are raving and readers are raving about My Heart is a best-selling author Stephen Graham Jones. It’s classified as both horror and thriller but with the elevated writing and substantive themes this is a book we can’t wait to talk about! We’ll meet live at the bookstore but for those who want to join us virtually, we’ll have that option available as well using this link: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 891 5909 5977 Passcode:…Find out more »

Summerville Sweet Tea Festival

September 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
The Sweet Tea Festival is a celebration of the birthplace of sweet tea, right here in Summerville SC.  Our Historic Downtown is transformed into a massive open house / street fair with different food trucks, artisanal vendors and entertainment.  Of course, there is plenty of sweet tea and you can help select the Tea of the Year by sampling and voting for your favorite!…Find out more »

Living Large (Bestsellers) Bookclub:
The Talented Miss Farwell

September 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Our book club this month will discuss The Talented Miss Farwell – it’s brilliant! As always, there’s a 10% discount for book club book purchases, and treats will be served. If you’d prefer to join us virtually, the link to do that is below the book description: Catch Me If You Can meets Patricia Highsmith in this “stylish” (New York Times Book Review) page-turner of greed and obsession, survival and self-invention that is a piercing character study of one unforgettable…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub September:
Bookish Broads!

September 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Open to all, this month’s Pulpwood Queens bookclub will have an engaging discussion about a book from talented author Lauren Marino, Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves Into History The book is eligible for our 10% off bookclub pricing and we’re excited to talk about these amazing literary women (and pick a few books from the suggestions to discuss in the future! Treats will be served at the live discussion and those wishing to join virtually can do so via…Find out more »

Banned Books Week:
September 27-October 2 Join the Conversation!

September 26 – October 2
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021 this year) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community —librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types— in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The…Find out more »