Happy Easter: Gifts for You

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend, despite it no doubt being the strangest Easter weekend most of us have ever experienced. Normally, we’d be giving out treats and Peeps on such a weekend. Instead, we have some digital treats to share with you. Enjoy the news and goodies below, stay safe, and we’ll see you soon!

Free Book Chapters AND
Free Kids Activities!

Thanks to our friends at SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) and Scholastic, we have dozens of new free downloads to share with you, including free chapters to the hottest new southern book picks, along with parent resources for young readers that include coloring sheets, mazes, word searches and more. Visit our new page here (also in our top menu): FREE STUFF!

Free Virtual Event This Thursday:
The Coyotes of Carthage

We’re delivering authors to your living room! The next author in the Okra Pick series is Steven Wright.  He will be talking with us about his debut novel The Coyotes of Carthage and answering your questions. Steven is one of many authors we’ll be bringing into your living room.

Here are the details you need:
Date: April 16th Time: 5 PM EDT
RSVP: mainstreetreads@gmail.com Attendance is limited.

When you elect to attend, we will email you on Thursday morning with the link to this virtual event and the password, plus the link to purchase books if you so choose! Happy Reading! You can order The Coyotes of Carthage ONLINE or call us with your order – we can ship direct to your home or bring it to you curbside (with a free brownie!).

Steven Wright is a clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, where he codirects the Wisconsin Innocence Project. From 2007 to 2012 he served as a trial attorney in the Voting Section of the United States Department of Justice. He has written numerous essays about race, criminal justice, and election law for the New York Review of Books.

The Coyotes of Carthage: Ecco | April 14, 2020 | 9780062951663
Read a FREE Sample Chapter HERE

“With this splendid debut, Steven Wright announces his arrival as a major new voice in the world of political thrillers. I enjoyed it immensely.” —John Grisham

A blistering and thrilling debut—a biting exploration of American politics, set in a small South Carolina town, about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients. READ MORE HERE

Summer Catalogs for Young Readers

Ingram, our primary distributor, has been kind enough to offer up these catalogs to make ordering with us easier. Click on the flyer below to access your catalogs. Then, when ready, simply call us to place your order; we’ll get the books here within a few days and you can pick them up curbside, or we can have them shipped directly to your home! Call 843-875-5115 to order (10-4 daily) or email your choices and phone # to confirm to mainstreetreads@gmail.com.

More Virtual Events to Come

Thu April 16, 2020 — 5:00 pm ESTStephen Wright — The Coyotes of Carthage
Tue April 21, 2020 — 4:00 pm ESTLee Smith — Blue Marlin
Tue April 28, 2020 — 3:00 pm ESTKristy Woodson Harvey — Feels Like Falling
Thu April 30, 2029 — 4:00 pm ESTDonald J. Palmisano — Giving a Memorable Speech
Tue May 5, 2020 — 3:00 pm ESTCaroline B. Cooney — Before She Was Helen
Wed May 6, 2020 — 3:00 pm ESTBrad Meltzer — The Lincoln Conspiracy
Thu May 7, 2020 — 3:00 pm ESTKaitlin B. Curtice — Native: Identity, Belonging…
Tue May 12, 2020 — 5:00 pm ESTMary Kay Andrews — Hello Summer
Thu May 14, 2020 — 4:00 pm ESTSusan Beckham Zurenda — Bells for Eli
Tue May 19, 2020 — 3:00 pm ESTMary Alice Monroe — On Ocean Boulevard

How to Safely Shop For Your Books:

Just some of our recommendations!

We continue to take orders by phone, email, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Please include a phone number so we can confirm your order.

  1. When picking up your books, please call in advance or when you arrive outside (843-875-5171) so we can bag your purchase, your brownie and your receipt and leave it outside the door at our pickup station.
  2. If you need your books delivered, we can make arrangements.
  3. If you’re not sure what you want, browse our in-stock list HERE, or browse our list recommendations (or any book) HERE. Or call – we’re happy to prescribe an anecdote for stir crazy!
  4. Online Ordering continues at our ONLINE BOOKSHOP. And thank you so much to all those who’ve already shopped here – it’s easy and convenient for you AND us!

Keep calm and read on… We’ll keep the literary lights on

2 thoughts on “Happy Easter: Gifts for You”

  1. Hello. Happy Easter. Happened to read your message today. Certainly a “strange” time but at the same time a time that paradoxically supports meditation, goodwill, and self reflection. We cannot gather together yet we are gathered in spirit. In some ways more powerful. Books are a great vehicle to dive deep and renew and heal. That is my wish when this storm passes – that the world emerges as a kinder, gentler, more forgiving place.

    1. Here, here, Jackie! We will be so excited to all be together again as well 🙂

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