Book Club Tonight, Festival Saturday!

We’ve been busy, busy, BUSY getting ready for our book festival on Hutchinson Square on Saturday – 16 authors, giveaways, book signings, treats and more! We do hope you’ll join us for all the fun! In case of rain, author talks will move inside with the lowcountry room turned into an author signing studio – rain or shine, we’ll bring you a day full of fun!

Here’s a random sampling of titles you’ll be able to have signed by the authors this Saturday!

Meanwhile, come on out (or join via Zoom) for tonight’s discusssion of Nick by Michael Farris Smith, and mark your calendars with below info on what’s coming up next, including two fabulous book signing events next weekend!

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: Nick by Michael Farris Smith

April 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

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: Book Festival on Hutchinson Square!

April 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
AND Hutchinson Square
Google Map

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.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Nowhere else. At Main Street Reads we’ll…Find out more »

Main Street Writes

April 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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! Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom, use the following credentials: Find out more »

Wednesday Stories on the Square!

April 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 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! Colleen’s 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 and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they listen.…Find out more »

C. Hope Clark Returns with Reunion on Edisto!

May 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Get ready for the amazing C. Hope Clark to return to her hometown of Summerville (she graduated from SHS) when she visits Main Street Reads to celebrate the launch of her newest book, Reunion on Edisto (Book 7 of the Edisto Island Mysteries, April 2021 release). We’ll also have plenty of Hope’s other popular books on hand, or order them from our Bookshop page HERE. Hope is known for writing award-winning mysteries steeped in South Carolina humidity and personalities. Find out more »

Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith Charleston Renaissance Artist – SPECIAL EVENT at Public Works Art Center!

May 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Public Works Arts Center,
135 West Richardson Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483 Google Map

Just in time for the perfect Mother’s Day gift! ALICE: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist has come to Main Street Reads and folks, it is GORGEOUS! A collaboration between authors Dwight McInvall, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker, along with Middleton Place Foundation and Evening Post Books, we’re proud to carry this valuable piece of women’s and Lowcountry history in our store AND at Public Works Art Center, right around the corner! Prouder still, we’re collaborating on an event that will bring ALL THREE authors to you! Find out more »