Book Club This Week: The Lost Apothecary!

We’ve been looking forward to this book club event for weeks now, and it’s finally almost here! On Tuesday at 6:30 we’ll enjoy a lively discussion of The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. We’ll meet LIVE at the bookstore, AND if you can’t make it live, we’ll also have the Zoom room open for those joining us virtually:

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Free tote bags for all who attend, free treats, and CLICK HERE for a full Book Club Kit pdf that includes behind-the-scenes, book club questions, and even fun drink recipes!

The Lost Apothecary was named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello! magazine,, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads!

For more info, visit the EVENT PAGE HERE. We look forward to you joining us Tuesday!

A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy of poison and revenge. Welcome to The Lost Apothecary…

Scroll down for lots more this week, including THIRD THURSDAY with a circus theme on the square and themed treats at Main Street Reads!

New Featured Reads for April!

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

CONGRATS Teacher of the Week:

Teacher of the Week Karen Fuller, Alston Middle School

We’re proud that there are now several teachers we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks for our Teacher of the Week program. This week we’re honoring Mrs. Karen Fuller from Alston Middle School, nominated by fellow teacher Claire Dixon! Karen is pictured here with her free book selection, one of our faves, too – American Dirt!

Said Claire in her nomination, “Mrs. Fuller is a cornerstone of Alston Middle School. She works tirelessly as the Special Education Department Head, and she goes above and beyond for her students. Mrs. Fuller helps to make Alston Middle School a positive place to work and learn!”

From all of us at Main Street Reads, THANK YOU for everything you do!


MONDAY: Main Street Writes

April 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads
NOTE: WE WILL MEET VIRTUALLY THROUGH APRIL. For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week! Come on out any/every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn! Find out more »

TUESDAY: Living Large Bookclub
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

April 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads
115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Our “Living Large” book club meets monthly to talk about those “big books” — the ones we know everyone is talking about (or should be, or will be very soon!) Super excited for the April book club discussion of The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Find out more »

WEDNESDAY Stories on the Square!

April 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads
across from 115 S. Main St.
Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventure with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Find out more »

Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

April 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
THIS MONTH: UNDER THE BIG TOP is the theme… we’ll offer up some circus-themed 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…Find out more »

SUNDAY: Virtual Launch Party: Gregory Phillips with

April 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seattle novelist Gregory Erich Phillips has selected Main Street Reads for the virtual launch of his newest novel, A Season in Lights. “Written by a true creative, A Season in Lights paints a moving picture of artists, dancers and musicians. Gregory Erich Phillips weaves together the heartaches and lucky breaks of two main characters, Tom and Cammie, and their friends and families. The vignettes culminate with the impact of coronavirus on NYC, and ends with a surprisingly tender and uplifting finale.”…Find out more »


Pulpwood Queens Bookclub:
Nick by Michael Farris Smith

April 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads
115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Before The Great Gatsby’s famed Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby’s periphery, he was at the center of a very different story-one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I… Charged with enough alcohol, heartbreak, and profound yearning to paralyze even the heartiest of golden age scribes, Nick reveals the man behind the narrator who has captivated readers for decades. Join us for an entertaining book club discussion LIVE or online!…Find out more »

Independent Bookstore Day

April 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
One day. Hundreds of bookstores. Fifty states. Join the celebration! Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. We’ll be having a party out on the square with prizes, freebies, guest authors and music all day! Find out more »