Book Signing Today!

Join us today between noon and 2 pm to meet Joe Palmer, author of A Mariner’s Tale. Joe, from Jacksonville, Florida, is embarking on a southeast tour with his new book release. He was at Nevermore Books in Beaufort yesterday, was featured on a panel at the Pat Conroy Literary Festival, and will make his way here this morning!

A Mariner’s Tale is being offered at the 10% bookclub discounted price (available in hardcover and paperback).

Come get your personalized copy!

Celebrating Differences and Diversity

It was a fantastic Saturday at Main Street Reads, beginning with a Stories on the Square Saturday edition featuring authors Chris Singleton and Marybeth Wishart, (Different and Parker the Purple Penguin) and winding up with Josie Olsvig (Gullah Tears and Growing Up Gullah in the Lowcountry).

Our wonderful resident storyteller Colleen Rackleff was on hand to read both books aloud to gathered youngsters and parents, followed by a book signing with both authors and lots of treats for our young reader community.

We’ve set aside signed copies of these special and diverse books if you weren’t lucky enough to join us; stop by and grab your copy!

And a heartfelt “thank you” to EVERYONE who attended and participated today, reminding us all what a wonderful community Summerville is when we work and play and read… together.

Main Street Reads in the News

Besides all the wonderful press we received about our weekend events (like Live 5 News’ Children’s event debuts books about acceptance and diversity), we were delighted that local author (Spouse Calls) and Believe in Your Shelf VIP member Terri Barnes included us in a national piece she wrote recently for Books Make a Difference. Check out the wonderful article at Indie Bookstores: Pandemic Adds Plot Twist to Comeback Story. Thank you, Terri!

Coming UP Next!

As you get a look at the books and events being featured this week, a reminder that BOOKS AND A BROWNIE IS BAAAACK! Buy a book, grab a carefully baked and carefully wrapped brownie, made special for you by Eva’s on Main… Yum!

SUNDAY Booksigning – Joe Palmer with A Mariner’s Tale

November 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us Sunday, November 8th, from noon ’til 2 pm for a very special signing with Joe Palmer, hot on the heels of his feature appearance at the Pat Conroy Literary Festival in Beaufort on Saturday! We’ll have refreshments and Joe will chat about his amazing novel. Copies will be on sale at the book club price (10% off) and can be personalized by the author for yourself or the perfect holiday gift. Here’s what other amazing authors are saying…Find out more »

MONDAY Main Street Writes

November 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

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 instead: Find out more »

TUESDAY: Thrill in the Ville November – Invisible Girl

November 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

LIVE and via ZOOM
THIS MONTH: We’re reading the hot new thriller from Lisa Jewell, Invisible Girl. The book is available at the 10% book club discount in the store through November… The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake. Owen Pick’s life is falling apart. In his thirties and living in his aunt’s spare…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY: Stories on the Square

November 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
AND Hutchinson Square

Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Find out more »

THURSDAY: YA Book Club November Pick – Cinder!

November 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

LIVE and via ZOOM
Join us Thursday, November 12, live in the bookstore OR via Zoom for a fun discussion of NY Times bestselling book by Marissa Meyers, Cinder! The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth’s survival against villains from outer space. An interesting mash-up of fairy tales and science…Find out more »

THURSDAY: Virtual Reader Meet Writer: Embrace Your Southern, Sugar with Julia Fowler

November 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm VIRTUAL
Join via Zoom Thursday, November 12th for some giggles with Julia Flower, celebrating the release of Embrace Your Southern, Sugar! More irresistible stories and sayings from the creator of YouTube’s Southern Women Channel. Ms. Julia Fowler is back, and this time she’s goin’ to talk her lipstick off about even more things Southern. If you’re not from the South, we hope to learn ya a thing or two that you can tote back into your own culture. If you are from…Find out more »

And More to Come…

Living Large Bookclub: November Pick – Caste

November 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Or Join in Via ZOOM

Join us November 17th live or via Zoom when our “Living Large” book club discusses the best-selling book Caste. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK – The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD – “An instant American classic.”–Dwight Garner, The New…Find out more »

Booksigning: Rebecca Dwight Bruff’s Trouble the Water

November 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 24th when Rebecca Dwight Bruff will be signing American Fiction award-winning Trouble the Water. Stick around for a discussion of the book afterwards as the featured Pulpwood Queen book club read this month! Deeply moving and illuminating, TROUBLE THE WATER reveals the little-known real-life story of Robert Smalls. Born enslaved before the Civil War, Smalls witnesses great privilege and immense suffering alongside his owner’s daughter and the dangerous son of a firebrand secessionist.…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens 4th Tuesday: Trouble the Water

November 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us live or via Zoom for an engaging discussion about the historical fiction hit Trouble the Water by Rebecca Dwight Bruff, who will join us LIVE at Main Street Reads! “Before this decisive night, I’d not fully appreciated the subtle line between inspiration and insanity. But now, with all our lives at risk, I found myself navigating that most perilous edge…” Inspired by the life of an unsung American hero and slave, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal, and redemption. In his inspiring journey,…Find out more »

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You can also view the full list of favorite November picks at our online shop HERE. Enjoy browsing online, or call 843-875-5171 to pick up your choices at the store.

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