Happy Halloween!

In case you missed trick or treats on the square yesterday, we’ve still got you covered today. Come in w/your costume and get 10% off all in-store purchases, too! Read on for upcoming live AND virtual events you won’t want to miss…

CONGRATS Teacher of the Week:

This week we’re honoring Jillian Delamar from Oakbrook Elementary School, nominated by fellow teacher Miren Gomez.

Said Miren in her nomination of Jillian that, “She’s an exceptional educator always willing to go the extra mile to meet students’ needs. She’s an out-of-the-box thinker, always coming up with creative ways to make learning fun.” From all of us at Main Street Reads, THANK YOU for everything you do!

Here’s what’s coming up this week, followed by our November book club selections – see you on Main Street…

MONDAY: Main Street Writes

November 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! See you soon — and Write ON! Find out more »

TUESDAY: Reader Meet Writer: Beth Gilstrap “Deadheading and Other Stories” (Virtual Event)

November 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us via Zoom for a special event on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET: MEET Beth Gilstrap, author of Deadheading and Other Stories. Irrevocably tied to the Carolinas, these stories tell tales of the woebegone, their obsessions with decay, and the haunting ache of the region itself–the land of the dwindling pines, the isolation inherent in the mountains and foothills, and the loneliness of boomtowns. Predominantly working-class women challenge the status quo by rejecting any lingering expectations or…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY: Stories on the Square

November 3 @ 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 has become one of our featured events, 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 munch while they listen. In case of inclement weather, storytime…Find out more »

THURSDAY: Reader Meet Writer –
Gayle Forman’s Frankie & Bug!

November 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Thursday, November 4 at 7PM ET: Gayle Forman will introduce you to Frankie & Bug. This middle-grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman is a poignant and powerful coming-of-age story that follows a young girl and her new friend as they learn about family, friendship, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world. Find out more »

Teacher Appreciation Night at Main Street Reads!

November 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Attention all educators: We invite you to join us for our inaugural Teacher’s Night Out at Main Street Reads. 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, hard-working PTA volunteer, a part-time tutor, writing coach, or the principal: Join us for an evening that celebrates…Find out more »


Thriller Book Club November:
The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

November 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
This month’s thriller book club selection is The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell, NYT best-selling author of Then She Was Gone and Invisible Girl. We’ll meet November 11th at 6:30 p.m. As always, treats will be served and we’ll simulcast via Zoom for those who can’t join us live! The Zoom link info is below, enjoy this big book and we’ll see you soon! Prefer to grab The Night She Disappeared at our online shop? CLICK HERE ABOUT THE…Find out more »

Living Large Bookclub November: Apples Never Fall

November 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
We’re thrilled to be featuring Liane Moriarty’s latest release, Apples Never Fall, for our November book club discussion. Moriarty has already thrilled readers with Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers – we can’t wait to chat about the latest from this brilliant author! (More on the book below…) Our Living Large bestsellers bookclub is open to all – refreshments served. Join us LIVE or if you prefer by Zoom…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub 4th TUESDAY This Month

November 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday we’ll host our Pulpwood Queen book club on the 4th Tuesday of this month. We’ll be chatting about The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe “A gift, a blessing and a triumph . . . celebrates the bonds…Find out more »