Happy New Year! Curl Up with a Good Book Today!

A brief note today so you can begin planning your January calendar, with so much more to tell you on Sunday’s regularly scheduled post!

First – HAPPY NEW YEAR! Finally we can put 2020 in the rearview mirror, while still acknowledging that while it was one heckuva challenging year, you all made it special for us, and we’ll be forever grateful for your support, your kind comments, and your thoughtful discussions and requests. Having a bookstore is a dream come true – finding the perfect book for the perfect reader is a blossom of that dream every day – thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

We’re closed today and will resume normal business hours tomorrow, Saturday, at 10 a.m. Here’s a sneak peek of the wonderful week ahead – including our first major Reader Meet Writer event of the year (we can’t WAIT to read this Jane Eyre inspired book) and our first LIVE launch party and book signing of 2021 with the amazing Bernard Mansheim — READ ON!

Main Street Writes

January 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Happy New Year! We’re back to our weekly schedule beginning January 4th – see you there! For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week! Come on out any/every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and bring a few pages with you to share with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn! Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom instead, use the following credentials: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83115591753?pwd=bGwyNlJITDZvNUcxdU9kckNDSE1Zdz09 Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483…Find out more »

Wednesday Stories on the Square!

January 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Happy New Year! Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventure with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! Colleen’s 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…Find out more »

Reader Meet Writer: The Wife Upstairs with Rachel Hawkins

January 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You don’t need to be a scholar of Brontë to appreciate this “compulsive, irresistible retelling of Jane Eyre with a modern, noir twist” (Samantha Downing) perfect for fans of Jessica Knoll, B.A. Paris, and Bravo TV. “Eddie” Rochester is the handsome, charming widower living in a gated community of McMansions called Thornfield Estates; Jane is the new dog-walker from the wrong side of the tracks; and Mrs. Rochester is a self-made millionaire and creator of a Southern lifestyle company à…Find out more »

Book Launch Party: Bernard Mansheim’s Still a Doctor

January 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Acclaimed author Dr. Bernard Mansheim will be at Main Street Reads Saturday, January 9th to celebrate the release of his third novel, Still a Doctor. Social distance rules will apply and safe treats will be served!  Find out more »

And don’t forget to curl up with a good book this weekend, or get out that new journal or day planner and set some reading resolutions for 2021!