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July 2020

Reader Meet Writer: Virtual Event with Marian Keyes and Grown Ups

July 7 @ 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, July 7th at 3 p.m. for a Reader Meet Writer online chat with famed author Marian Keyes! She's one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. Though she had no intention of ever writing a novel ("It would take too long") she sent her short stories to a publisher, with a letter saying she'd started work on a novel. The publishers replied, asking to see the novel, and once her panic had subsided, she began…

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Young Adult Book Club

July 9 @ 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 of July at 6 p.m. Leading the discussion will be Hannah Rose Summers when we'll talk about the book that delivered on its hype, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins!

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Reader Meet Writer: NYT Bestselling Author Silas House! (Virtual Event)

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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We invite you to join us July 9th at 7 p.m. for a special chat with NYT bestselling author Silas House! You must email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com to confirm participation. PLUS: Those attending this virtual event will receive a book buck to redeem on any of Silas' titles in the store. Be sure to call us to reserve yours, or visit the links below to order from our online shop and visit us for your book buck! Silas House is…

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Special Interactive Mixology Event: Which Fork Do I Use with my Bourbon?

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us for this wonderful Reader Meet Writer interactive mixology event now on July 14th at 5 p.m. - HAPPY HOUR! During their travels in bourbon country and beyond to conduct tastings and seminars, entertainment experts Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler often heard the question, "How do I do this in my home?" This book is their definitive answer. Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon? offers a step-by-step guide to hosting a successful bourbon-tasting party—complete with recipes,…

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Thrill in the ‘Ville Book Club

July 14 @ 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, July 14th this month! The instant New York Times and #1 international bestseller. “You should read Behind Her Eyes…It’s bloody brilliant.” ―Stephen King Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes? Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in…

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Reader Meet Writer: Virtual Book Talk for All the Songs We Sing

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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North Carolina is home to a dazzling array of African-American writers who have been meeting and working for more than twenty-five years in service to their craft. Together, they form the Carolina African-American Writers' Collective, which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with the book we'll be talking about on Thursday, July 16th at 7 p.m.! All the Songs We Sing is an anthology of works by members of the collective, edited by its founder and world-renowned poet, Lenard D. Moore. North…

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Reader Meet Writer Virtual Event with Kristin Harmel!

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Remember to email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com to get your password and link to attend! Kristin Harmel is the international bestselling author of a dozen novels including The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker's Wife, The Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. Her work has been featured in People, Woman's Day, Men's Health, and Ladies' Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida. The Book of Lost Names Gallery Books | July 21, 2020 | 9781982131890 Eva Traube Abrams, a librarian in…

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Pulpwood Queens Book Club at Main Street Reads

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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The PQ bookclub meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. This month that's March 24th. We're discussing Blackwood by Michael Ferris Smith. Refreshments will be served! The book is available at the book club discount price at Main Street Reads! You can download Discussion Guide questions from the publisher HERE (and we'll have them available at the meeting). About Blackwood In this timeless, mythical tale of unforgiving justice and elusive grace, rural Mississippi townsfolk shoulder the…

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Reader Meet Writer: Jill McCorkle’s Hieroglyphics (Virtual Event)

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Jill McCorkle Thursday, July 23 / 7:00 PM Reader Meet Writer Jill McCorkle's first two novels were released simultaneously when she was just out of college, and the New York Times called her "a born novelist." Since then, she has published six novels and four collections of short stories, and her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories several times, as well as The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Five of her books have been New York Times Notable…

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Reader Meet Writer: SA Crosby’s Blacktop Wasteland (Virtual Event)

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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S. A. Cosby Tuesday, July 28 / 5:00 PM Join us Tuesday for a fascinating virtual talk with Shawn A. Cosby from Southeastern Virginia, now residing in Gloucester, Virginia. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. His short story "The Grass Beneath My Feet" won the Anthony Award for best short story in 2019. He is also the author of My Darkest Prayer and Brotherhood of the Blade. His writing is influenced by his experience as a…

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