Happy Halloween Y’All!

There’s just something about Halloween… kids trick or treating, cooler fall weather setting in, the smell of cider and cinnamon, tons of new fall reads… it’s invigorating! It’s also that last holiday before November (the new December) and we’re already seeing folks get busy shopping for all their loved ones.

But first, celebrate yourself a little! Join us this afternoon for a splash of cider and 10% off storewide sales. Costumes are encouraged (but not required!) and we’ll have some sweet treats on hand, too. PLUS, because it’s FUN – we’re raffling off a $20 gift card every 15 minutes, beginning at 2:15 p.m. until the party ends at 4. Tix are free, just show up with a smile on your face (or mask) and ready to drool over a book or two…

Lots more coming soon – check out the news and upcoming events below – and we can’t wait to see you on Main Street!

100 Featured Books This Holiday Season

The Holiday Catalog is out (grab your printed copy at the store – it includes a gift coupon from us for instore purchases). This is by no means a complete list of recommended reads, but it’ll get you started. We’ve uploaded them all to our online site too, so if you’d rather let your fingers do the walking, READ ON!

Nominate Your Favorite Bookseller

If you’ve discovered a new writer or a new favorite book with the help of one of us, you can return the favor by nominating one for the James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus Program.

Patterson has pledged a personal contribution of $250,000, to be distributed in amounts of $500, to 500 booksellers around the country! Booksellers can be nominated by bookstore customers, owners, employees, managers, fellow booksellers, publishing professionals, or authors.

Nominations can be made online by completing and submitting a simple nomination form, which asks one easy question: “In 250 words or less, why does this bookseller deserve a holiday bonus?”

The deadline to nominate a bookstore employee for a holiday bonus is November 16, 2022. Your Main Street Reads booksellers eligible for nomination include (in alphabetical order): Eleanor Mead, Shari Stauch, Makayla Summers and Emma Wood, who we’re proud to say won this award in 2020!

Main Street WRITERS Rock

Our Monday Main Street Writes writers group is so full of ridiculous talent, we just had to find a way to share more. So we did! Meet Main Street Writes: Fabulous Fiction, Eclectic Essays and Powerful Poetry for On-the-Go Readers.

As Main Street Writes grows, you’ll see new faces and new talent emerge through short, potent pieces each week. No entry will take more than a few minutes to digest, though most will stick to your ribs long after the reading…

We wholeheartedly encourage you to stop by each week, to enjoy an original work of literary art, and to share it (and its author) with those you know and love. Want to join in the fun? Details are on the new website – ENJOY THE READS…

Coming Up on Main Street…

MONDAY Main Street Writes – Happy Halloween!
Wednesday Stories on the Square
Saturday! Book Launch: The Virus by Nicole Seitz!
Saturday: Oktoberfest on the Square!

Save These November Dates…

Thriller Book Club November: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Teacher Appreciation Night at Main Street Reads!
November Living Large Bookclub: Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
Summerville Tree Lighting and Live Window Displays!

For December events, visit our CALENDAR!