Flowertown Festival This Week!

Before we get to all this week’s fun, an especially big thank you to Grady Hendrix, who packed the house (and the sidewalk!) at Main Street Reads. If you missed this stellar event, we’ve held aside a few signed copies of The Final Girl Support Group. (And did you know this is now being made into a movie, set to release next year?!)

And another big thank you to all you readers who made this engaging author feel welcome! Grady will be back home in Manhattan soon but WILL join us via Zoom for this month’s Living Large bookclub discussion of the book… Details HERE. Grady will also be appearing at Itinerate Literate in North Charleston this Tuesday.

MONDAY: Main Street Writes

October 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group via Zoom! 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 — and we’ll share w/the group. See you soon — and Write ON! Find out more »

WEDNESDAY: Stories on the Square

October 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventure  – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Storytime at Main Street Reads is held outside to ensure proper social distancing. We have lots of chairs for younger listeners, hoola-hoops for distancing and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to enjoy while they listen. Find out more »

SATURDAY: Booksigning:
Hilary Rose Bodiford’s Under the Influence

October 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us Saturday, October 9th between 9 and 11 a.m. (yes, during Flowertown Festival!) for a book-signing with Hilary Rose Bodiford, celebrating her stunning debut, Under the Influence. Three female influencers are caught in a net built by the dopamine rush that comes with every alert and ding. That is until one of them ends up dead. Inspired by the author’s real-life experiences in the social media blogging world as @byhilaryrose, Hilary Bodiford’s first novel explores the dark side of…Find out more »

Spann Reads! Spirit Week at Main Street Reads
October 11th – 15th

October 11-15th Main Street Reads
115 S. Main St. Summerville + Google Map
Now that the kids are back in school we need to continue doing everything WE can to support our young readers! Soooo… we’re super excited to launch what we hope will be the first of MANY school spirit week fundraisers at Main Street Reads. Our first school to benefit from the new program will be Spann Elementary School. Here’s how it works: Shop us ALL WEEK LONG and 10%…Find out more »

Thrill in the ‘Ville October Bookclub:
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

October 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins (Girl on the Train) will be the focus of our Thriller club in October, meeting on the 14th. We’ve been super excited about this book. As always, treats will be served and we’ll simulcast via Zoom for those who can’t join us live! Find out more »

October Living Large Bookclub: Grady Hendrix
and The Final Girl Support Group!

October 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

You’ll want to be at our Living Large Bookclub discussing The Final Girl Support Group. Best of all, Grady will JOIN US from 6:30 – 7:15 to answer all your burning book questions! Our Living Large bestsellers bookclub is open to all – refreshments served. Join us LIVE or if you prefer by Zoom using the following link:…Find out more »

Two Teacher Appreciation Nights Coming Up!

October 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483

Attention all educators: We invite you to join us for our inaugural Teacher’s Night Out at Main Street Reads. Choose October 24th or November 7th to enjoy treats, special signings, publisher recommendations, huge discounts and more! All pre-K through 12 educators are invited. Whether you’re a teacher, a community organizer who gets kids involved in volunteering, a hard-working PTA volunteer, a part-time tutor, writing coach, or the principal: Join us for an evening that…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub October:
With or Without You

October 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us for a fun evening of book talk and free refreshments (all are welcome!) when we discuss With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt! We’ll meet live at Main Street Reads but those wishing to join us via Zoom can do so. Leavitt has crafted an irresistible portrait of midlife ennui and the magic of breaking free.” –People Magazine “With or Without You is a moving novel about…Find out more »

Plenty of great new titles to choose from – order up from us to pick up at the store or via our online ordering HERE.