Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We’ll be open on Labor Day (but Main Street Writes is taking a break and will resume next Monday). Take advantage of our Labor Day Loyalty sale – 10% off storewide for anyone on the loyalty list! Not on our loyalty list yet? Sign up at checkout to get your discount – it’s free to join and earn points towards gifts and discounts!

And now, a look at what’s coming up!

Wednesday Stories on the Square!

September 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Miss Colleen is on new mommy leave and substituting in her place is Main Street Reads’ own Ashley Bohinc! 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…Find out more »

Thriller Book Club September:
My Heart is a Chainsaw

September 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We’re raving, critics are raving and readers are raving about My Heart is a Chainsaw.by best-selling author Stephen Graham Jones. It’s classified as both horror and thriller but with the elevated writing and substantive themes this is a book we can’t wait to talk about! We’ll meet live at the bookstore but for those who want to join us virtually, we’ll have that option available as well using this link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89159095977?pwd=cFdrSzllWUIxTzFlaHF1d1I1dnVsQT09 Meeting ID: 891 5909 5977 Passcode:…Find out more »

Sweetest Third Thursday Ever: Featuring Authors
Syril Levin Kline and AF Winter!

September 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

On the third Thursday of each month Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans, to complement the extended hours of shops and restaurants. Here at Main Street Reads we’re offering you up not one but TWO amazing authors that night – Syril Kline (author of the award-winning Shakespeare’s Changeling) and A.F. Winter, author of the soon-to-be-released Man in the Pandemic. About the Books 1st place winner of the Chaucer Award for Historical…Find out more »

Booksigning: Herbie Goes to School by Sherrika Myers

September 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

It’s the culmination of the Sweetest Week Ever in Summerville and before the festival begins Saturday afternoon, we have a sweet signing for families: Children’s book author Sherrika Myers will be joining us to sign copies of the newly released Herbie Goes to School! Herbie’s family has moved to another state, and bought a new home, and now Lil Herbie must go to a new school. He’s afraid to make new friends and doesn’t want to go. He fears all…Find out more »

Summerville Sweet Tea Festival

September 18 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

The Sweet Tea Festival is a celebration of the birthplace of sweet tea, right here in Summerville SC.  Our Historic Downtown is transformed into a massive open house / street fair with different food trucks, artisanal vendors and entertainment.  Of course, there is plenty of sweet tea and you can help select the Tea of the Year by sampling and voting for your favorite!    Enjoy the Fest and Stay for the Downtown  Historic Downtown Summer is everything you imagine a small town to be. …Find out more »

Living Large (Bestsellers) Bookclub:
The Talented Miss Farwell

September 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Our book club this month will discuss The Talented Miss Farwell – it’s brilliant! As always, there’s a 10% discount for book club book purchases, and treats will be served. If you’d prefer to join us virtually, the link to do that is below the book description: Catch Me If You Can meets Patricia Highsmith in this “stylish” (New York Times Book Review) page-turner of greed and obsession, survival and self-invention that is a piercing character study of one unforgettable…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub September:
Bookish Broads!

September 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Open to all, this month’s Pulpwood Queens bookclub will have an engaging discussion about a book from talented author Lauren Marino, Bookish Broads: Women Who Wrote Themselves Into History The book is eligible for our 10% off bookclub pricing and we’re excited to talk about these amazing literary women (and pick a few books from the suggestions to discuss in the future! Treats will be served at the live discussion and those wishing to join virtually can do so via…Find out more »

Banned Books Week: September 27-October 2
Join the Conversation!

September 26 – October 2
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021 this year) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The…Find out more »

October 2021

Booksigning: Grady Hendrix
The Final Girl Support Group!

October 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC Google Map

What a perfect way to wind up Banned Books Week! Don’t miss this chance to meet the master live and in person! Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstor and The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is back on top of the review lists with his latest release, The Final Girl Support Group. RESERVE YOUR SPOT/BOOK NOW – We expect this to be a sell-out and want to make sure we have enough books for all!!! THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER; A Good Morning America Buzz Pick “The horror master…puts…Find out more »

Grady will also then join our Living Large bestsellers bookclub virtually on October 12th so grab the book and then join the intimate conversation with the author!

This Month’s Top Picks!

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