Book Club Tonight!

Join us TONIGHT for an engaging discussion WITH the author, Valerie Taylor, of What’s Not Said, AND get the first look at the next in her lineup – What’s Not True, that released Tuesday! Treats will be served and all are welcome. The book is still available at the book club 10% discount and signed bookplates are here at the store – PLUS every new attendee gets a FREE book club journal!

Prefer to join in via Zoom? Here are the Zoom details (some will join in via Zoom, some live at the store – your choice!):

Topic: Pulpwood Queens: What’s Not Said with Valerie Taylor Time: Aug 26, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 4366 5355 Passcode: 715842

“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 abusive husband, Mike, and move in with Chris, a younger man she met five years ago on a solo vacation in Venice, are disrupted when she finds out Mike has chronic kidney disease–something he’s concealed from her for years. Once again, she postpones her path to freedom–at least, until she pokes around his pajama drawer and discovers his illness is the least of his deceits. But Kassie is no angel, either… READ MORE

Masks – Are We Back Here Again?

As mask mandates (or lack thereof) spark controversy around the country, right here in Dorchester County we’ve achieved a not-so-great win: we’ve been for some days now the worst county in the state for incidents of Covid per 100,000 residents. With our incidence rate now over 1,850, that’s quickly approaching twice the rate of infection of neighboring Charleston (1,169) and Berkely (1,166) counties. (Source: DHEC County Level Data).

And so, adhering to the same policies as our county buildings, our local libraries and other sound businesses keeping customers safe with mask mandates, we’re back to requiring masks in-store. We expect this will be temporary while our county gets things back under control amidst the new challenges of this obnoxious Delta variant. We’ll keep the masks on until September 15th or earlier if we deem it safe.

None of us enjoys wearing masks, especially when we all worked hard to be 100% vaccinated among our staff and staff families. But, just as we had to protect our older readers last year, we have a responsibility to protect our young readers now, most especially our 12-and-under kids who can’t yet be vaccinated.

We sincerely thank you all for your cooperation in this. And, as last year, if you prefer to shop by home we’re more than happy to deliver your books curbside or right to your house, free of charge of course. Together, we’ll get through this new round of challenges; Believe in Your Shelf!

But let’s end on an upbeat note: We’re making arrangements with Eva’s on Main to bring back our “Book and a Brownie” treats too so we can all indulge a little while we battle on…

And now, a look at what’s coming up on Main Street!

Main Street Writes

August 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! Join us via the Zoom link below.) Write ON! Find out more »

Memoir & Mimosas: Celebrating National Memoir Day

August 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + 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 29483 + 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 »