Today marks our official four-month birthday! We celebrated early this weekend with an appearance by the delightful Jordan Smith Graffis (photo above), on hand to sign Cicada Summers. As always, even if you had to miss the party, we had Jordan sign a few copies to leave behind!
So here’s a few fun numbers we’d like to share since our March 1st ribbon cutting:
THIRTY – That’s the number of authors who’ve already appeared for 25 book signing events at Main Street Reads!
SEVENTY-SIX – The number of books we’ve special-ordered for customers. HINT: Looking for a certain book or series – we can usually get your order in the store within three days.
877 – Facebook followers, 91 Instagram followers, and over 1,000 newsletter subscribers… and climbing! (Hint: Sign up below to be added to our list and get updated on new events, special sales and more!)
FOUR – The number
On July 5 Hutchinson Square will host Sounds on the Square, a free concert featuring Sideshow Americans. Hear songs from their upcoming release as well as their debut EP Streetlights, an album steeped in Southeastern string band tradition, delivered in four-part harmony by bassist Whitt Algar, guitarists Ryan Bonner and Dan Wright, and multi-instrumentalist Cory Jarrett.
Main Street Reads is one of the proud Summerville Shopkeepers sponsoring this free concert for area residents from 6 – 8 p.m. We’ll have free treats in the shop that evening, and will remain open until after the concert for anyone wanting to stop in and say “hi” and pick up a new summer read.
Then, on July 13, we’ll be hosting author Kathleen Varn for the launch of her second novel, Gardenia Duty! Visit our EVENTS CALENDAR for more details.
Book Club Updates!
Thrill in the ‘Ville – Thriller & Mystery Club: July 16,
The group has chosen as its first selection, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. We’ve lowered the price of the book at the store to $25 if you’re looking for a copy of your own
Pulpwood Queen Bookclub: July 23, 2019
The first selection is The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber and will be discussed at this month’s fourth Tuesday meeting on July 23, 6:30 p.m. The book is on sale at Main Street Reads for $19.99 (cover price $24.99). We’ll use this group of book club questions as a jumping off point for our discussion: CLICK HERE. The group is open to all and we encourage you to become a Pulpwood Queen (or Timber Guy) member – You can inquire about membership and benefits with us at the store.
Living Large Bookclub: July 25, 2019
The first selection we’ll discuss is The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable, who was recently on tour around the
“[The Summer I Met Jack] offers an alternate Kennedy family history that will leave readers wondering whether America knew the real JFK at all.” –Kirkus Reviews
Main Street Writes: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Each Monday at 6:30 p.m. local writers and authors are gathering to share their words and/or listen to what others are working on and working through. We’re thrilled with the participation already in this fledgling group. If you have words to share, or just want to listen in, come join us!