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May 2019

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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Celebrate Summer with Cicada Summers by Jordan Smith Graffis

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Saturday, June 29 in a proper summer in Summerville celebration with a special book signing by lauded local author Jordan Smith Graffis and her Cicada Summers! Jordan brings readers an emotional, heart-wrenching coming-of-age narrative that ultimately stands as an ode to motherhood. Adults can learn a lot from children—actually, they have a lot to relearn. The narrator, a mother in her sixties, is writing a compilation of her greatest achievements—and failures—for her son, Billy Rubin, who is himself…

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July 2019

Open Poetry Meeting

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

This Thursday night we’ll host a new group at Main Street Reads, led by author and poet A.F. Winter. If you’re a poet or just dream of being one, come join in at 6:30 on the second Thursday of each month…

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Launch Party: Gardenia Duty by Kathleen Varn

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Charleston's own Kathleen Varn will be at Main Street Reads to celebrate the much anticipated launch of Gardenia Duty! We'll also have copies of Kat's first novel, Ameera Unveiled, on hand for sale and signing. This begins a six month long tour for Kathleen that will culminate with her appearance at the Pulpwood Queens national bookclub conference in Texas in January, 2020. About Gardenia Duty In 1957 jobs are scarce in rural Ashland, Alabama. Bobby Higgins is facing life decisions;…

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