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March 2021

Reader Meet Writer: A Town Called Solace with Mary Lawson (Virtual Event)

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your link to attend this special event with New York Times bestselling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the “wilderness of the human heart.” She's back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel: A Town Called Solace—the brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade—opens on a family in crisis: rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose’s younger sister,…

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April 2021

Book Signing w/Beverly Bowers Jennings’ Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Saturday, April 3rd for a special book signing, perfect for a wonderful personalized Easter gift: Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History with author Beverly Bowers Jennings! This book portrays the history of the people, places, and boats of the commercial shrimping industry in the southern United States. 320 pages with more than 800 photos and illustrations - a gorgeous keepsake! Before the invention of refrigerated boxcars in 1875, the US shrimping industry virtually didn't exist. People ate what…

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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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Virtual Launch Party: Gregory Phillips with A Season in Lights

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seattle novelist Gregory Erich Phillips has selected Main Street Reads for the virtual launch of his newest novel, A Season in Lights. “Written by a true creative, A Season in Lights paints a moving picture of artists, dancers and musicians. Gregory Erich Phillips weaves together the heartaches and lucky breaks of two main characters, Tom and Cammie, and their friends and families. The vignettes culminate with the impact of coronavirus on NYC, and ends with a surprisingly tender and uplifting finale.”…

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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: Book Festival on Hutchinson Square!

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 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. At Main Street Reads we'll…

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May 2021

C. Hope Clark Returns with Reunion on Edisto!

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Get ready for the amazing C. Hope Clark to return to her hometown of Summerville (she graduated from SHS) when she visits Main Street Reads to celebrate the launch of her newest book, Reunion on Edisto (Book 7 of the Edisto Island Mysteries, April 2021 release). We'll also have plenty of Hope's other popular books on hand, or order them from our Bookshop page HERE. Hope is known for writing award-winning mysteries steeped in South Carolina humidity and personalities. The…

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Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith Charleston Renaissance Artist – SPECIAL EVENT at Public Works Art Center!

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Works Arts Center, 135 West Richardson Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Just in time for the perfect Mother's Day gift! ALICE: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist, has come to Main Street Reads and folks, it is GORGEOUS! A collaboration between authors Dwight McInvall, Caroline Palmer and Anne Tinker, along with Middleton Place Foundation and Evening Post Books, we're proud to carry this valuable piece of women's and Lowcountry history in our store AND at Public Works Art Center, right around the corner! Prouder still, we're collaborating on an event…

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Reader Meet Writer: A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses (Virtual Event)

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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"Sobremesa reads like a cross between magical realism and the food section of the New York Times. Delicioso!” —Beth Ostrosky-Stern, New York Times Bestselling Author If food is the universal language of love, sobremesa is the romance. Gather around the table with C-level career woman turned foodpreneur, Josephine Caminos Oría, as she cooks up a magical tale, told morsel by morsel, of some of her most memorable tableside chats—sobremesaa—that provided the first-generation Argentine-American the courage to leave the safe life…

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Mother’s Day Weekend

May 8 @ 10:00 am - May 9 @ 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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We're celebrating moms all weekend long with sales, treats and gifts. Stop in for yours, Saturday May 8th 10-6 and Sunday May 9th 11-4!

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