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May 2019

Book Signing with A.C. Bell and Gaynelle Whittle-Shipp!

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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May 4, Derby Day, will be an exciting day in downtown Summerville! Hint: Wear your Derby Hats because it's Derby Hat Party & Stroll day! Open to all ages. Stroll around Historic Downtown Summerville in your Kentucky Derby hats! Several shopkeepers will be offering up Derby Day specials for those donning bonnets. Wear your hat into our store and you'll get 10% off any purchase at Main Street Reads! We'll also be hosting TWO special local authors: Gaynelle Whittle-Shipp, author…

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Book Signing: Dorothy St. James’ Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries!

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A special sweet treat for you the day before Mother's Day - popular novelist Dorothy St. James will be at Main Street Reads signing all three books in her Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries series, including Asking for Truffle, Playing with Bonbon Fire and her newest, In Cold Chocolate! "...surprisingly complex ...vividly rendered Lowcountry setting..." ~ Booklist Reviews "...a great addition to an outstanding series! This cozy series has everything you could want - great characters, good writing and thrilling mysteries…

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Third Thursday: Author Alan Ables Booksigning w/ Michael Kaltofen on Guitar!

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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This Thursday is Third Thursday and once again Summerville will host its monthly downtown block party. Shops will stay open late; food trucks will be in the square, and here at Main Street Reads we'll be featuring local author Alan Ables! Alan's two books on offer are Tale of the Tape: Two Unlikely Heroes Take Down the Dixie Mafia and his brand new release, FLASHBACK The Confederate’s Lost Templar Treasure: Tale of the Tape: Two Unlikely Heroes Take Down the…

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Book Signing: 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die!

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Saturday, May 18, we’ll be hosting authors Lynn and Cele Seldon from 11 a.m. ’til 1 p.m. Their new book, 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die (Reedy Press) will be available for sale and Lynn and Cele will no doubt have insider tips for visiting readers. (Let’s work on ’em to do a 100 Things to Do in Summerville book, eh?!) With a keen focus on the Southeast and a particular love of Charleston, they have written…

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Author Terri Barnes with Spouse Calls: Messages from a Military Life

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Author Terri Barnes will be signing copies of Spouse Calls: Messages from a Military Life and artist Jessie Barnes will also be on hand to sign copies of Coloring My Military Life (coloring book). SPECIAL FOR THIS EVENT AND ALL WEEKEND LONG: Military families (serving or veterans) get 10% off storewide - a perfect opportunity to stock up on summer reading as we honor all who have served...  

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June 2019

Book Signing: Dragons Suck by Benjamin Gamble

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Come on out to Main Street Reads on Saturday and meet debut author Benjamin Gamble who'll be on hand to personally sign copies of his newly released novel, Dragons Suck! Born and raised near Charleston, South Carolina, Ben always had a passion for writing. He has previously worked as a camp counselor and as a waiter, where he encountered monsters far more terrifying than the ones in this novel. He currently attends Furman University and tells his relatives he’s considering…

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Reading and Booksigning w/Jackie Morfesis Mermaid Crossing: Mythic Poetry

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Our first ever poetry reading and signing at Main Street Reads will feature Jackie Morfesis and her newly released Mermaid Crossing: Mythic Poetry. Fresh off a performance at Piccolo Spoleto, Jackie Morfesis is an author, artist, and advocate. Mermaid Crossing speaks to her mythic journey through the eyes of a mermaid, filled with love, betrayal, transformation, and healing. Jackie is dedicated to the creative process as a vehicle for healing and community empowerment. Mermaid Crossing is a deep dive into…

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Thrill in the ‘Ville: Thriller & Mystery Book Club

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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For mystery and thriller readers, we’ll meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, and we’re inviting you to weigh in this upcoming Tuesday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. with your choices of books for the next several months. We’ll have suggestions if you like but this will be an open group and so the choosing will be up to you!

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Thriller Third Thursday at Main Street Reads!

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Are you ready for a Thriller Third Thursday?! Sean Keefer (a Charleston attorney who writes the Noah Parks legal thriller series: The Solicitor and The Trust), and Lawrence Thackston (Orangeburg writer of mystery-thrillers The Devil's Courthouse, Tidal Pools and Carolina Cruel), will be at Main Street Reads for Third Thursday this month. Both authors' titles will be available for purchase and to be signed personally by the authors. Keeping it cool as always will be guitarist/singer/songwriter Michael Kaltofen, so come…

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Main Street Writes!

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For the inner writer in all of us, we've set up a regular Monday evening writers group. Come on out any/every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes. Once we get a sense of your interests we'll likely splinter off groups into fiction/non-fiction and discuss bringing in some special guests for afternoon/evening workshops!

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