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February 2021

World Read Aloud Day!

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Wednesday, February 3rd is World Read Aloud Day and we'll have a special Stories on the Square event that day plus watch our social for tons of free book lists and activities! Learn more at https://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday  

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Reader Meet Writer: Code Name Hélène with Ariel Lawhon

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Email mainstreetreads@gmail.com by 3pm on Tuesday February 9th to get the free link to attend. Based on a true story, the newest feat of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia tells the thrilling story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, one of the most decorated women in WWII. In 1936 Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a reporting job for Hearst newspapers when she…

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Reader Meet Writer: Race Against Time with Jerry Mitchell

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us via Zoom for another fabulous Reader Meet Writer event (email us for your personal link to attend this event free from Main Street Reads): “For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story. Thanks to him, and to courageous prosecutors, witnesses, and FBI agents, justice finally prevailed.” —John Grisham, author of The Guardians On June 21,…

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Meet the Authors: Fundamentals of Marriage (Virtual)

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, a virtual free workshop and Meet the Authors for The Fundamentals of Marriage by Howard and Danielle Taylor. This virtual event takes place at 7 pm on Thursday, February 11th. Join us via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpceGoqjkuHdw9dta-b3emVMpSWKkTQtdO After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. Based on biblical principles, The Fundamentals of Marriage is an engaging, insightful and interactive workbook that explores 8 essential practices vital to marital…

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Illicit Intent Launch Party: Hot Romantic Suspense for Valentine’s Day Weekend Kickoff! (Virtual Event)

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Meet best-selling author Debbie Baldwin with the virtual launch of the second in the Bishop Securities romantic suspense series, Illicit Intent! Learn about the series and a sneak peek of what's coming next! Books are available from either our online Bookshop (click on each image for a direct link) or at the store for 10% off the cover price. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86034534250?pwd=OW0xeE9xNkxWWmVRNnpENGVsZzViUT09 Meeting ID: 860 3453 4250 Passcode: 340865

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Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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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 it all festive as we enjoy our downtown community and plenty of book love. Hint: Grab a signed book from our special selection, all at 20% off all…

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Reader Meet Writer: The Fortunate Ones with Ed Tarkington (Virtual)

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us for an engaging discussion with author Ed Tarkington. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your free link to attend this special virtual event! A Winter 2021 Read This Next Title! at The Southern Bookseller Review “The Fortunate Ones feels like a fresh and remarkably sure-footed take on The Great Gatsby, examining the complex costs of attempting to transcend or exchange your given class for a more gilded one. Tarkington’s understanding of the human heart and mind is deep, wise,…

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Pulpwood Queens Book Club: The Paris Library

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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In February we'll discuss the much-anticipated new The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles This event will take place LIVE and on Zoom for those who'd like to join from home (hint: we'll have a surprise or two in store for you!) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81509039047?pwd=TjFsbkhEQVUycVlabFZrVjRPK1NsZz09 Meeting ID: 815 0903 9047 Passcode: 473664 Based on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris, this is an unforgettable story of romance, friendship, family,…

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Reader Meet Writer – Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood by Fatima Shaik (Virtual)

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Email mainstreetreads@gmail.com to join us for this important discussion of Economy Hall with author Fatima Shaik! Free to Main Street Reads readers: It is impossible to imagine New Orleans, and by extension American history, without the vibrant and singular Creole culture. In the face of an oppressive white society, members of the Société d’Economie et d’Assistance Mutuelle built a community and held it together through the era of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow terrorism. Economy Hall: The…

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March 2021

Main Street Writes

March 1 @ 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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