Hug a Teacher, Hug a Mom!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’ve seen lots of you in the store this week (and several students grabbing gifts and gift certificates for teachers, too – thank you!) A big thank you to every awesome teacher out there, and to every awesome mom as we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend!

Here’s a look at upcoming special events. Mark your calendars and join us!

Mother’s Day Weekend

May 8 @ 10:00 am – May 9 @ 4:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We’re celebrating moms all weekend long with sales, treats and gifts. Stop in for yours, Saturday May 8th 10-6 and Sunday May 9th 11-4! Find out more »

Living Large Bookclub:
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

A special treat for readers on May 11th, the second Tuesday of May, when we’ll be discussing one of our favorite picks of the year, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. We’ll meet LIVE in the store (or on the square if the weather’s nice) but anyone who wants to join via Zoom can do so via this link: Find out more »

Virtual Launch Party:
Deborah Clark Vance with Sylvie Denied

May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of Sylvie Denied by Deborah Clark Vance! Deborah will join us from her Ohio home via Zoom to chat about what brought her to write this fascinating book. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author. As she enters adulthood in the turbulent 1970s, Sylvie thinks the way to change a violent world is to become a peaceful person. Yet she slowly sees how…Find out more »

Meet the Author: Mark Epstein in Conversation with
Eileen Harrison Sanchez with Freedom Lessons

May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We’re thrilled to host award-winning author Eileen Harrison Sanchez at Main Street Reads May 15th, to discuss her novel, Freedom Lessons.

AND – she’ll be joined by local author of Pathfinder, Mark Epstein, so we can have some honest chat about education!

Told alternately, by Colleen, an idealistic young white teacher; Frank, a black high school football player; and Evelyn, an experienced black teacher, Freedom Lessons is the story of how the lives of these three very different people intersect in a rural Louisiana town in 1969. Colleen enters into the culture of the rural Louisiana town with little knowledge of…Find out more »

Third Thursday: Music and Fun for All!

May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

THIS MONTH: “SUMMERVILLE IN ART” is the theme… we’ll offer up some BOOK THEMED ART and art books for visiting readers! 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 eclectic shops, boutiques and restaurants. 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…Find out more »

Scholastic Parents Night:
The Power of Summer Reading!

May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483 + Google Map

School’s out! At Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading, a virtual panel of Scholastic authors, education experts, and booksellers will give tips and book recommendations that will keep kids excited to read all summer long! Be sure to tune in for: A book recommendation speed-round with an indie bookseller – Ask for recommendations based on your child’s likes and needs! Interviews with beloved authors Varian Johnson (Twins and The Parker Inheritance) and Kelly Yang (The Front Desk series)…Find out more »

Pulpwood Queens Bookclub:
When the Stars Go Dark

May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us for a thoughtful discussion of When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain (in-store purchases are eligible for the 10% bookclub discount). From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal? ” absolutely incredible literary thriller.”–Good Morning America online “A powerhouse of a novel…Find out more »

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