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December 2019

In Conversation: Dr. Benjamin B. Alexander and JC Sasser Discuss Flannery O’Connor (Booksigning)

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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On December 14, JC Sasser, author of the wildly popular 2018 Southern Fiction winning Gradle Bird, and Ben Alexander, editor of Good Things Out of Nazareth, a much-anticipated collection of many of Flannery O’Connor’s unpublished letters, will be at Main Street Reads to discuss brilliant southern fiction and the great lady herself. Flannery O’Connor is a master of twentieth-century American fiction, joining, since her untimely death in 1964, the likes of Hawthorne, Hemingway, and Faulkner. Those familiar with her work…

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Booksigning: Prayers of an Adoptee with Alison Holley

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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On Sunday, December 15, we'll proudly host Summerville native Alison Holley, celebrating the release of her debut novel, Prayers of an Adoptee. Based on a true story, Prayers of an Adoptee is about the life of Alexandra, a woman who was adopted at birth and spent decades searching for her biological family. Although she was raised by wonderful parents in a loving family, as a teenager, she began to feel an unexplained void in her life. This void sparked her…

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Booksigning: Third Thursday Features Christmas Confusion!

December 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Meet local author Christina Sinisi at Main Street Reads this Third Thursday when she'll be here to sign her brand new novel, Christmas Confusion! Just in time for the holidays - come join us for merriment and a signed copy, the perfect gift! As always, our Third Thursday will feature treats and a special performance by local singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Kaltofen, who's being featured in this week's Summerville Journal Scene!

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Booksigning: Acting Lessons for Living AND Beyond the Bookclub

December 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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On Friday, December 27th, we're off to an early start with our "New Year - New You" theme when Chicago author Ruthie Landis will be in town and has graciously agreed to join us to sign copies of her newest release, Acting Lessons for Living, as well as her release from earlier this year, Beyond the Bookclub: We Are the Books We Must Read. LOTS of fodder for discussion in both these wonderful, heartfelt books -- we hope you'll join…

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Booksigning: Meet Author Cheryl Oliver

December 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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On Saturday, December 28th, we're pleased to host local author Cheryl Oliver, with the release of her latest book, My Best Friend is Gone, about her daughter Jennifer, killed by a drunk driver in 2017. Cheryl wants to help others through their grieving process, especially during the Holiday season. A Virginia native, Cheryl Oliver grew up near Washington D.C.Aside from “My Best Friend is Gone” biography about her daughter, Oliver has written 7 historical non-fiction books. A graduate of Marymount…

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January 2020

Booksigning: 90 Days at a Time and Team Positive w/ Thom and Todd Schmenk

January 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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The perfect way to kick off the New Year/New You theme at Main Street Reads! On January 2, 2020, authors Thom Shmenk and his son and co-author of Team Positive Todd Schmenk will be signing from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 90 Days at a Time is Thom's own tale of his journey surviving a leiomyosarcoma and is the starting point of Team Positive, written by Thom and his oldest son, Todd Schmenk, is an expansion of what they learned and…

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Booksigning: Jondalyn Holmes

January 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Main Street Writes

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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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! If you'd prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than 2 single spaced or 4 double spaced, you can email them to mainstreetreads@gmail.com -- see you soon -- and Write ON!

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FRIDAY Story Time at Main Street Reads

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Now that preschool has begun, we're changing up the weekly storytime day! Join us every FRIDAY morning at 10:30 a.m. for some fun story time with reading by Colleen Rackleff - kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and book discounts to all attendees! Colleen's Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events each week! We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they…

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Medical Mystery and Mayhem! Booksigning with Alex Lettau and Roger Newman

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Hold onto your medical devices folks, because doctors Alex Lettau and Roger Newman will be at Main Street Reads to sign copies of their medical thrillers on Saturday, January 18th! Each has approached their books with that particular insider knowledge that make the reads realistic - this is an event you won't want to miss!  

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