Book Club, Concert and Signing on the Square!

Book club tonight (we’ll be joined by the author); concert on the square tomorrow night (the store will be open late during the festivities) and our big event on the square with Mary Alice Monroe, Angela May and Jewel Sweeney on Saturday – THREE fun-filled days begin TODAY…

TONIGHT: Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: Outbound Train by Renea Winchester

Join us for a thoughtful discussion of Outbound Train by Renea Winchester, who’ll be joining us for the talk!

You can join the discussion LIVE at Main Street Reads (yes, we’ll have wine and treats!) OR via Zoom – Author Renea Winchester will join us that evening via Zoom so you can ask questions of the author! (Zoom info below)

Time: Jun 24, 2021 06:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 856 8882 8708 Passcode: 281677
Learn more about the event, the book and the author HERE.

Saturday: Summer Reading Spectacular Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May,
and Sville’s Jewel Sweeney!

And the culminating highlight of our big week: On Saturday, June 26th we’re bringing you an amazing event featuring authors Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May, debuting their middle-grade novel, The Islanders, available NOW at Main Street Reads, plus Summerville’s own Jewel Sweeney, debuting her newest middle-grade novels!

NOTE: We’ve stocked up on a BUNCH of Mary Alice Monroe’s famed works, including her recent The Summer of Lost and Found. Grab ’em at the store this weekend so you’ll have to get signed next weekend!

The morning will feature an intro to these wonderful authors as well as free treats, AND an open mic for middle graders to share their own writing! If you know a middle school student who wants on stage that day, drop us an email at to get on the list! Open mic readers will be given up to five minutes to read their essay, poem or short story, staying on key themes from The Islander: friendship, inclusion and conservation. Students selected to read will also receive a gift from the authors!

Mary Alice will be on hand until 11:30; Angela will stay with us until 12:30. Don’t miss this chance to have your books personalized by the authors!

Co-written with first-time author and friend Angela May, The Islanders introduces Monroe’s trademark passion for the environment to a new generation of readers as they follow eleven-year-old Jake and the summer he’s forced to spend on tiny Dewees Island with his grandmother.

PLUS! Summerville’s own Jewel Sweeney will be launching her two newest middle-grade books, Blueberry Ballerina and More Than a Jock. Jewel will join in the festivities at 11 a.m. (and she can be found at the Summerville Farmers Market each Saturday morning. HINT: Stop and visit her and get a book buck to spend at Main Street Reads!)

We look forward to seeing you at this special Summer Reading Spectacular to grab signed books from these amazing authors and enjoy treats, future young writer stars, and community on Hutchinson Square. Learn more about the event, authors and books HERE.

Talk Southern to Me – Video Available

Missed Monday’s great talk about southern literature? We recorded it for you!

Summer Reading Revs Up!

Click on any of the images below to learn more about these stunning summer selections, and watch for our next post with updates on July book club selections!