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April 2021

Main Street Writes

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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NOTE: WE WILL MEET VIRTUALLY UNTIL APRIL 2021 WHEN WE HOPE TO RESUME LIVE MEETINGS. 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83115591753?pwd=bGwyNlJITDZvNUcxdU9kckNDSE1Zdz09 Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483 If you'd…

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Living Large Bookclub: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Our "Living Large" book club meets monthly to talk about those "big books" -- the ones we know everyone is talking about (or should be, or will be very soon!) Past discussions have included Where the Crawdads Sing, American Dirt, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek... Super excited for the April book club discussion of The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. We were honored to see an early copy and can tell you, this book DELIVERS and will make for…

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Wednesday Stories on the Square!

April 14 @ 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 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.…

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Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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THIS MONTH: UNDER THE BIG TOP is the theme... we'll offer up some circus-themed treats for visiting readers! On the third Thursday of each month Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans, to complement the extended hours of eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy partying out on the square, sales and treats at Main Street Reads, and singer/ songwriter/guitarist Mike Kaltofen keeping the vibe cool and festive as we enjoy our downtown…

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Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: Nick by Michael Farris Smith

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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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!…

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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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.

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May 2021

Meet the Author: Eileen Harrison Sanchez with Freedom Lessons

May 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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We're thrilled to host award-winning author Eileen Harrison Sanchez at Main Street Reads May 15th, to discuss her novel, Freedom Lessons. Told alternately, by Colleen, an idealistic young white teacher; Frank, a black high school football player; and Evelyn, an experienced black teacher, Freedom Lessons is the story of how the lives of these three very different people intersect in a rural Louisiana town in 1969. Colleen enters into the culture of the rural Louisiana town with little knowledge of…

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