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August 2020

WEDNESDAY Story Time at Main Street Reads

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for "Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff - kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen's Story Time at Main Street Reads has become one of our featured events and we're so excited to be back, doing the events outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners and plenty of juice boxes and…

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Reader Meet Writer: Some Go Home – Odie Lindsey in Conversation with Chanelle Benz

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States

Join us Thu Aug 6th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an enchanting conversation about Some Go Home by Odie Lindsey. Email us for your event link and the password, delivered to you on the day of the event: Some Go Home is a searing debut novel following three generations fractured by murder in fictional Pitchlynn, Mississippi that complicates notions of race, class, history, and identity. Colleen—an Iraq war veteran turned Mississippi homemaker—must reckon with a decades-old murder that has…

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Reader Meet Writer: Rules for Being Dead w/ Kim Powers in Conversation w/ Louis Bayard

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday Aug 11th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a conversation with author Kim Powers about the August 4th release of the Rules for Being Dead. Email or message us to get your confirming link and password to attend free, and don't forget to order a book from us for pickup in the store or at the link to the book on Bookshop, our warehouse site! It’s the late 1960s in McKinney, Texas. At the downtown theater…

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The Yellow House with Sarah M. Broom in Conversation with Imani Perry

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Thursday August 13th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a discussion about The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom! Make sure to email us for your confirming link and event password! THE YELLOW HOUSE: Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction A brilliant, haunting, and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother…

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Bookstore Romance Day!

August 15

Below is the Bookstore Romance Day 2020 Official Event Schedule for Saturday, August 15th. Come join the fun online with some great events! NOTE: All times listed are EST 9:00 am  Official opening/welcome with Ambassador Meg Cabot (On the Bookstore Romance Day YouTube channel) 10:00 am Coffee Break with Mona Shroff (Then, Now, Always), Delores Fossen (Settling an Old Score) and Cara Bastone (Just a Heartbeat Away) Noon An exclusive video from author JR Ward (The Jackal) (On the Bookstore…

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Reader Meet Writer: How to Argue With a Racist w/ Adam Rutherford

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us Tuesday, Aug 18th, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm for a candid chat with Adam Rutherford and his important work, How to Argue with a Racist. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for the link and password to this event. Books can be ordered for pickup in store or click the link in the title above to grab from our warehouse bookshop! Racist pseudoscience is on the rise—fueling hatred, feeding nationalism, and seeping into our discourse on everything from sports…

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Reader Meet Writer: Early Departures with Justin A. Reynolds

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on Thursday, August 20th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an enlightening discussion with Justin A. Reynolds about his novel, Early Departures. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your link and password to attend, and books can be ordered from us for pickup in store or click the title link above to grab from our Bookshop warehouse! Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, delivers another smart, funny, and powerful stand-alone YA contemporary novel, with a speculative…

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Meet Grandparenting Experts and Authors at a Virtual 3rd Thursday Special Event!

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special Third Thursday event virtually, with California authors and grandparenting/mindfulness experts Pam Siegel to talk about how we can, as parents and especially grandparents, support the kiddos during this back-to-school time. Whether attending live or virtual classes, whether you're able to get together with family in person or online, Pam and Leslie offer up useful tips on how to get and keep connected! Their book, Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, is available from Main Street Reads or…

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Main Street Writes

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 will meet in person and via Zoom for those who aren't ready/able to venture out yet! 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 --we'll have copies printed and ready to share with the group. See you soon -- and Write ON!

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Reader Meet Writer: The Good Luck Stone with Heather Bell Adams

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 United States
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Join us on Thursday, Aug 27th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an entertaining discussion of Heather Bell Adams' newly released novel, The Good Luck Stone. Email us at mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your confirmation link and password to attend. The book is available from us or click the link in the title to grab it from our Bookshop warehouse! Her desperate decision during World War II changed everything. Now, 70 years later, her secret is unraveling. At ninety years old,…

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