SC native Chadwick Boseman

First, a BIG Main Street Reads THANK YOU! to everyone who came out and supported National Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday. We know you enjoyed the discounts and the free journals and our Super Hero Kissing Booth (we gave away hundreds of Hershey kisses!). We love our local scene and it’s fantastic to see many of you again in person, even with masks on, even from a safe social distance.

On a sadder note, we all mourn the loss of South Carolina native Chadwick Boseman, who brought to life King T’Challa, that iconic Marvel character, the Black Panther. We chose him as one of our favorite super heroes for our kissing booth, and left his image up on Saturday to honor his legacy. From depicting the King, to Thurgood Marshall, to Jackie Robinson and James Brown, he delighted movie-goers across the globe. He will be missed and remembered and revered by so many, including all of us fans at Main Street Reads… RIP Chadwick.

September’s Picks at a Glance!

Using our interactive slide below, you can click on any of the titles to learn more about September’s Indie Next picks. Click on any of the September Reader Meet Writer or Book Club choices to be brought to each of those event pages.

You can also view the full list of Indie Next Picks and “Now in Paperback” picks at our online shop HERE. Enjoy browsing online, and feel free to call us at 843-875-5171 if you’d prefer to pick up your choice(s) at the store!

This Week at Main Street Reads

Here are the events coming up this week. If you want to look ahead, visit our EVENTS page as we have a FULL MONTH of fun listed. NOTE: No writers group will be held on Monday, September 7th, due to Labor Day. We’ll resume Main Street Writes on Monday, September 14th.

Main Street Writes

August 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

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: Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753 Passcode: 29483 If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance Find out more »

Wednesday Stories on the Square

September 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.

Join us every WEDNESDAY morning at 9:30 a.m. for “Stories on the Square, our outdoor storytime adventures with reading by Colleen Rackleff – kids of all ages welcome! Treats served and student discounts to ALL attendees! BONUS: September 2nd, popular local children’s book author Jewel Sweeney will be joining our Stories on the Square fun, and providing insights and advice for homeschooling moms. For those of you who’ve been asking about homeschooling resources, Jewel is an expert homeschool mom…Find out more »

Reader Meet Writer: Everything Sad is Untrue with Daniel Nayeri (Virtual Event)

September 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us Thursday, September 3rd from 7-8 pm for an exciting discussion about EVERYTHING SAD IS UNTRUE by Daniel Nayeri! “A modern epic.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “A distinctive voice. A rare treasure of a book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A story that soars. Readers will be transported.”—The Bulletin, starred review At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls “Daniel”) stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes…Find out more »

Thanks Fox TV24!

Fox News 24 (the Charleston affiliate station) was kind enough to reach out for an interview before Indie Bookstore Day. Thanks gang!