Summer’s Back in Summerville!

This past week ushered in some summer heat in Summerville – we haven’t been propping the front door open near as much (can’t have your books curling in the heat and humidity, right?!) Happily, with the heat of summer comes even more cool books and events. For a list of summer’s featured reads, CLICK HERE.

This week we’ll have the chance to be in on the exclusive virtual launch of Jame’s Lee Burke’s Every Cloak Rolled in Blood, chat about Goodbye Orchid at Thursday’s PQ Bookclub, and enjoy a Saturday book signing with Sophia Alexander for her new hit, Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel.

Next week, NYT-bestselling author Matt Goldman will unveil Carolina Moonset with a live appearance at Main Street Reads, and we’ve announced book club picks for June so there’s plenty of reading to be enjoyed!

Here’s a look at all that’s coming up in the next few weeks, and read on for this week’s State by State Picks! We’ll look forward to seeing you on Main Street…


MONDAY: Main Street Writes

May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM except 1st Mondays

For the inner writer in all of us, our regular Monday evening writers group! Join us via the Zoom link below and get your writing on track! See you soon — and Write ON! Find out more »

TUESDAY: Reader Meet Writer: James Lee Burke Launches Every Cloak Rolled in Blood – VIRTUAL

May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We’re uber-excited to co-host the exclusive virtual launch on May 24th for James Lee Burke’s new novel,  Every Cloak Rolled in Blood. REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND FREE! James Lee Burke is a New York Times bestselling author, two-time winner of the Edgar Award, and the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts in Fiction. He’ll be in conversation with Reader Meet Writer host and SIBA’s 2022 Southern Book Prize winner for fiction, Wiley Cash. You can click on the book’s…Find out more »

WEDNESDAY: Stories on the Square

May 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

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 and plenty of juice boxes and fruit snacks to munch while they listen. In case of inclement weather, storytime…Find out more »

THURSDAY Pulpwood Queens Bookclub for May: Goodbye Orchid by Carol van den Hende

May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

A wonderful pick this month from a wonderful author, Goodbye Orchid has garnered international attention as a book club read. All are welcome and treats will be served at our book club shindig the fourth Thursday of May! Winner of the American Fiction Award and Pinnacle Achievement Award. Can love blossom after life changes in an instant? One July morning in Manhattan, handsome athlete and entrepreneur Phoenix Walker accompanies his love, half-Asian beauty Orchid, to the airport…Find out more »

SATURDAY Booksigning – Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel by Sophia Alexander

May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Come on out and meet Sophia Alexander and get a copy of each of the first two award-winning books in her trilogy – Silk: Caroline’s Story AND the brand new release of Tapestry: A Lowcountry Rapunzel The trilogy began with Silk: Caroline’s Story that released last summer. It’s 1899, and Caroline Corbett is ready for the twentieth century. She’s excited to find work and meet new people—but gets more than expected when a rough-hewn Lowcountry farmer and a small-town doctor…Find out more »

June 2022

Happy Hour Book Signing:
Carolina Moonset by Matt Goldman

June 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join us for a special book signing and Happy Hour (we’ll provide the wine and refreshments) when New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman joins us for the launch of his brand new novel releasing May 31st from Forge (an imprint of Tor Books): Carolina Moonset. ABOUT THE BOOK Both suspenseful and deeply moving, Carolina Moonset is an engrossing novel about family, memories both golden and terrible, and secrets too dangerous to stay hidden forever…Find out more »

Meet the Authors: Mary Alice Monroe & Angela May Launching Search for Treasure (The Islanders Book 2)

June 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Timrod Library

Mary Alice Monroe and Angela May will launch their newest book at a joint event with Main Street Reads and the Timrod Library at 2:00 p.m. on June 12, 2022. The Islanders: Search for Treasure for middle-grade readers is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Islanders. These are great books for families to read together, so parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, bring young readers 8 and older to meet the authors! …Find out more »

Thriller Book Club June: A Flicker in the Dark by Stacey Willingham

June 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We know how much you all enjoyed her book signing May 14th – and on June 14th we’ll be chatting about the NYT-bestselling A Flicker in the Dark by Stacey Willingham. We still have signed copies available at the store – get ’em quick before they’re gone. Our “Thrill in the ‘Ville” club meets the second Tuesday of each month. We’ll supply the refreshments and book club journals to new members – you bring your burning questions! HBO Max is developing the adaptation…Find out more »

Living Large Book Club June: The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson

June 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

We loved The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, and we’re loving The Book Woman’s Daughter just as much! Come join us for an evening of refreshments, camaraderie and engaging discussion about this important work of historical fiction! BOTH books are available at the 10% off book club discount… THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “A powerful portrait of the courageous women who fought against ignorance, misogyny, and racial prejudice.”… Find out more »

PQ Book Club June: The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock

June 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St.
Summerville, SC + Google Map

Join the Pulpwood Queens book club discussion in June when we chat about the new hit from Kimberly Brock, The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare. The fate of the world is often driven by the curiosity of a girl. What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains a mystery, but the women who descended from Eleanor Dare have long known that the truth lies in what she left behind: a message carved onto a large stone and the contents…Find out more »

State by State Week 21: Massachusetts

See ALL the states picks to date HERE and enjoy this week’s trip through the great state of Massachusetts.