Counting Down to a Happy New Year…

Here comes the countdown! Tomorrow night we bid farewell to 2021 and howdy-do to 2022… and with it lots to read and discuss. But first, a fond wish from Shari, Emma, Sarah, Kirsten, Hannah and Makayla for a healthy, prosperous and joyous New Year!

New Year’s Hours

We’ll close early (3 p.m.) on New Year’s Eve and will be open for limited hours on Saturday, New Year’s Day, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in case you have a hankering for a new book for the new year or need that calendar or day planner right away. We have several to choose from of course!

Travel Our Nation… in Books

We’re super excited to bring you a new feature at Main Street Reads in 2022! Throughout the year we’ll be “traveling” from state to state with a curated book list each week, featuring books from the featured “State of the Week.”

Each list will include both fiction and non-fiction, with adult and young reader titles so families can jump on the fun together! We begin with Alabama and you can view the first week’s list above. Happy Reading!!!

Up Next at Main Street Reads:

Main Street Writes

January 3, 2022 @ 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 and get your writing on track! Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483 If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than 2 single-spaced or 4 double spaced, you can email them to — and we’ll share w/the group. See you soon — and Write ON!Find out more »

Wednesday Stories on the Square

January 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map
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 and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they listen. In case of inclement weather, storytime…Find out more »

Meet the Authors: Bill and Ann Stevens
with “Dalton and Grace”

January 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map
Our first LIVE event of 2022 will be a Meet the Author with Daniel Island News columnists Bill and Ann Stevens, authors of the recently released (and hilarious) Dalton and Grace. Bill and Ann live in Daniel Island. They enjoy reading, writing, travel, giving back to their community, and spending time with their four children and ten grandchildren. ABOUT DALTON AND GRACE Bless Their Little Hearts…Marriage is a compilation of laughter, tears, and occasional inane spats over nothing. Life in…Find out more »

2022 International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Online Book Club Convention

January 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am – January 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Get Your Package for the 2022 International Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Week Long Online Virtual Book Club Convention Today! Main Street Reads’ Shari Stauch will be a featured presenter as well as some of the best authors of 2021 and the 2022 reading season to come! PLUS – you’ll get deals and steals on the list we’re building of great reads AND gifts with purchase, including a tote bag, tiara (but of course) and a copy of the incredible…Find out more »

January Thriller Book Club: Comfort Me with Apples

January 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map
Talk about a COVER, wow!!! This is the perfect book to launch our 2022 Thrill in the ‘Ville thriller book club – not too long, just right to kick off the new year! Comfort Me With Apples is a terrifying new thriller from bestseller Catherynne M. Valente, for fans of Gone Girl and Spinning Silver Sophia was made for him. Her perfect husband. She can feel it in her bones. He is perfect. Their home together in Arcadia Gardens is…Find out more »

Reader Meet Writer: Diane Chamberlain’s
The Last House on the Street

January 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm VIRTUAL
Our first Reader Meet Writer event of 2022. Diane Chamberlain was 14 in the summer of 1964, when she learned about three young civil rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi, at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, while volunteering to work on voter registration, education, and civil rights. It was an event that had a profound impact on Chamberlain, and led to her interest in the 1965 SCOPE project, in which white college students,…Find out more »

Meet the Author: Live Booksigning with
Julie Packett – Battling Bots!

January 15, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map
Julie Packett is back with the second in her series: The Chronicles of Ms. Clarke’s Class. This time it’s Battling Bots so you can add to your collection that should already include Science Night, or you can grab ’em both at Main Street Reads, in paperback OR hardcover! We look so forward to having Julie back at the store – help us give her a Summerville warm welcome!  Find out more »

Living Large Bookclub: Cloud Cuckoo Land

January 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map
Due to holiday travel schedules and pandemic concerns, we’ve rescheduled this event from December. We’re excited to talk about this intriguing work! The book everyone’s raving about, Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See. Join us for some fun discussion at our last bestsellers club meeting of 2021. We’ll have plenty to chat about, plus you can help us pick the next few months’ selections! “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: The Quisling Factor

January 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

The Quisling Factor is the newest novel from brilliant historical fiction author J.L. Oakley. Treason. Espionage. Revenge. In the aftermath of WWII, ex-intelligence agent Tore Haugland tries to adjust to life in his newly freed country with the woman he loves. But he still has to testify against a Norwegian traitor — one of the monsters of the German occupation — whom he helped to capture. When mysterious notes threaten Haugland and his family, he must choose between protecting them…Find out more »

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