Honoring Our Heroes on Memorial Day…

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

– Author Joseph Campbell

It’s not quite June yet, and we’ll be posting more events for you this week, but while you’re enjoying the Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, mark your calendars for some upcoming fun. Our thanks to ALL our men and women in the military, for your sacrifices and your service…

We WILL be open on Memorial Day – from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – See you soon! But FIRST…

Main Street Reads Welcomes Its Newest Family Member – Meet Liam!

Everyone’s been missing Miss Colleen since she went on maternity leave last month. So we were THRILLED to hear from her beautiful family this morning! Liam Cooper was born on May 27th at 09:58! He weighed in at a healthy 8 lb 2 oz, 21 inches long. Said Colleen, “So far he’s happy and sleepy, and Kinsley and Zoe are in love with him!”

Congrats to Colleen and her entire family, especially those proud big sisters and regular storytime participants Kinsley and Zoe – we miss you all but are so happy for your family!

Monday: No Writers Group due to Memorial Day

Main Street Writes will resume on June 7th.

Wednesday Stories on the Square!

June 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
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Colleen is now officially on maternity leave! Substituting in her place will be 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 »

June Living Large Bookclub: Good Company

June 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
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Join us on our new day (moving from 2nd Tuesdays to 3rd Tuesdays) for AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick: Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Treats will be served and we’ll decide on July’s read at the end of the meeting! Open to all: Plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp!” –Maria Semple A warm, incisive new novel…Find out more »

An Adventurous Third Thursday and Booksigning!

June 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
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We’re looking forward to an outstanding Third Thursday this month. Not only will we have Mike Kaltofen on hand, and not only will the town square be sporting an Adventure theme (complete with zip line!), but we’ll be hosting an adventure of our own: the authors of the debut novel 100 Days in Vietnam. will join us for an adventurous book launch! Don’t miss this chance to meet co-authors Joseph and Matthew Tallon and get a personally signed copy of…Find out more »

Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May:
Summer Reading Spectacular!

June 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
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Join us Saturday, June 26th for an amazing event featuring authors Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May, debuting their middle-grade novel, The Islanders, available for pre-order now at Main Street Reads! Teachers, students, librarians and reading groups can also access a curriculum guide HERE. The morning will feature an intro to these wonderful authors as well as free treats, AND an open mic for middle graders to share their own writing! If you’re a middle school student who wants on…Find out more »

CONGRATS Teacher of the Week:

Welcome to our Teacher of the Week program, honoring our town’s great teachers! This week we’re honoring Mrs. Erin Sizemore from Dubose Middle School, nominated by fellow teacher and prior winner Jennifer Santmyer from Alston Middle School!

Said Jennifer in her nomination, “Mrs. Sizemore is a wonderful, caring teacher. She is encouraging, patient and kind to everyone. She gives it all to her students, school, and co-workers. SPANN is lucky to have her!”

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

Latest Book Lists to Shop and Share!

Click on each image below to access our specially curated lists. Order the books for home delivery right there, or call/email us (843-875-5171 or mainstreetreads@gmail.com) to reserve your book(s) for in-store pickup!

And… Summer Reading Group Faves!

Click on any of the images below to learn more about these stunning summer selections! They can be ordered right from our bookshop page, or contact us at 843-875-5171 or mainstreetreads@gmail.com to reserve and in-store copy!