Happy Spring!

Ah, at last, the first day of spring and hopefully the spring showers will give way to some sunshine and a fine rescheduled Books and Blossoms Third Thursday this week! Lot’s to share today, so let’s get at it:

Celebrity sighting: From left to right, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Kaltofen, Main Street Reads resident artist Karin Kaltofen, guest author and speaker Chris Singleton, and Main Street Reads’ Shari and Jeff Stauch

A Great Day with Chris Singleton!

What a fun time we had with author and speaker Chris Singleton yesterday. His new book was a hit at our spectacular Stories on the Square. We’re grateful he could join us on his whirlwind tour schedule and look forward to having this wonderful author back again soon. Here’s a few fun pics from the day, courtesy of ace photographer LaVonda Downard! (View a full album of pics on our Facebook page)

Teacher of the Week!

We’ve officially launched our Teacher of the Week program and this week we’re honoring Ms. Nicole Register from Eagle Nest Elementary School, nominated by fellow teacher Ms. Megan Hartley.

Said Megan in her nomination, “Mrs. Register is a dedicated teacher who regularly goes above and beyond for her students and colleagues. She organized a fundraiser in order to send a book home with all of her students once a month. Mrs. Register not only teaches kids, she also teaches adults as we struggle to navigate through the new technology COVID-19 has forced us to learn.”

From all of us at Main Street Reads, THANK YOU for everything you do!

Coming Up at Main Street Reads

Main Street Writes

March 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.


Wednesday Stories on the Square!

March 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Join us WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for outdoor storytime adventure with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees…Find out more »

Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

March 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
THIS MONTH: BOOKS & BLOSSOMS ARE THE THEME – We’ll have the latest blooming reads on display – JOIN US! Enjoy partying out on the square, sales and treats at Main Street Reads, and singer/ songwriter/guitarist Mike Kaltofen keeping the vibe cool and festive as we enjoy our downtown…Find out more »

Reader Meet Writer: A Town Called Solace with Mary Lawson (Virtual Event)

March 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Email mainstreetreads@gmail.com for your link to attend this special event with New York Times bestselling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the “wilderness of the human heart.”…Find out more »

April 2021

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub: The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little

April 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
DATE CHANGE – FOR THIS MONTH ONLY: Due to Third Thursday rescheduling, this book club event will now take place on April 1st! Join us for an entertaining book club discussion, live or online! This month, The Chanel Sisters by Judith Little! A novel of survival, love, loss, triumph—and the sisters who changed fashion forever… If you choose to join us online, here’s your link: Find out more »

Book Signing w/Beverly Bowers Jennings’ Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History

April 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Join us Saturday, April 3rd for a special book signing, perfect for a wonderful personalized Easter gift: Shrimp Tales: Small Bites of History with author Beverly Bowers Jennings! This book portrays the history of the people, places, and boats of the commercial shrimping industry in the southern United States. 320 pages with more than 800 photos and illustrations – a gorgeous keepsake! Before the invention of refrigerated boxcars in 1875, the US…Find out more »