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August 2020

Living Large Bookclub

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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To celebrate best-selling authors, local favorites and controversial reads, we offer up our Living Large Bookclub, and next up is the incomparable Sue Monk Kidd's newest work of fiction (and so far universally loved by all who've read it) The Book of Longings. In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family…

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Reader Meet Writer: Some Go Home – Odie Lindsey in Conversation with Chanelle Benz

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States

Join us Thu Aug 6th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an enchanting conversation about Some Go Home by Odie Lindsey. Email us for your event link and the password, delivered to you on the day of the event: Some Go Home is a searing debut novel following three generations fractured by murder in fictional Pitchlynn, Mississippi that complicates notions of race, class, history, and identity. Colleen—an Iraq war veteran turned Mississippi homemaker—must reckon with a decades-old murder that has…

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Main Street Writes

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group will meet in person and via Zoom for those who aren't ready/able to venture out yet! 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 mainstreetreads@gmail.com --we'll have copies printed and ready to share with the group. See you soon -- and Write ON!

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Reader Meet Writer: Rules for Being Dead w/ Kim Powers in Conversation w/ Louis Bayard

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday Aug 11th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a conversation with author Kim Powers about the August 4th release of the Rules for Being Dead. Email or message us to get your confirming link and password to attend free, and don't forget to order a book from us for pickup in the store or at the link to the book on Bookshop, our warehouse site! It’s the late 1960s in McKinney, Texas. At the downtown theater…

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Thrill in the ‘Ville Book Club

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For Summerville lovers of mystery and thrillers, our Thrill in the 'Ville Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, August 11th this month! Next up is "The Boy from the Woods" by Harlan Coben. A man with a mysterious past must find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Prefer to order online? CLICK HERE Copies are available at Main Street Reads at the 10%…

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Wednesday Stories on the Square!

August 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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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! Colleen's Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events and we're so excited to be back, doing the events outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and…

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Young Adult Book Club

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Our next YA Book Club meeting is happening on the 2nd Thursday, August 13th, 2020, at 6 p.m. Leading the discussion will be Hannah Rose Summers when we'll talk about NYT bestseller, Dear Martin by Nic Stone. We have book club discounted copies in paperback at the store - come grab one and get ready for a spirited discussion! "Powerful, wrenching." -JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "Raw and gripping." -JASON REYNOLDS,…

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The Yellow House with Sarah M. Broom in Conversation with Imani Perry

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Thursday August 13th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a discussion about The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom! Make sure to email us for your confirming link and event password! THE YELLOW HOUSE: Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction A brilliant, haunting, and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother…

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Main Street Writes!

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group will meet in person and via Zoom for those preferring to join from home. 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 mainstreetreads@gmail.com --we'll have copies printed and ready to share with the group. See you soon -- and Write ON!

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Reader Meet Writer: How to Argue With a Racist w/ Adam Rutherford

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday, Aug 18th, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a candid chat with Adam Rutherford and his important work, How to Argue with a Racist. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for the link and password to this event. Books can be ordered for pickup in store or click the link in the title above to grab from our warehouse bookshop! Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports…

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